Break even

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Break even

The reduction of a project's net cash flow to zero by altering an input variable such as price or costs.
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Break Even

1. To make the sales or revenues necessary to cover costs and prevent a firm from operating at a loss. The breakeven may be relatively stable or it may fluctuate, depending on the company or industry. Companies with high breakevens tend to have large fluctuations in earnings from year to year.

2. To sell a security at a price that causes the seller to neither make a profit nor lose money on the sale.
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