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average cost pricing

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

The policy of setting prices so as just to cover average costs, allowing the producer to break even. While this is not a profit-maximizing policy (except when there are constant returns to...

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breakeven analysis

Overview page. Subjects: Marketing.

The study of the interrelationships between costs, sales volume, and prices at various levels of activity. The breakeven point is the time at which the fixed and variable costs involved in...

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breakeven chart

Overview page. Subjects: Accounting.

A graph on which an organization’s total costs, analysed into fixed costs and variable costs, are drawn over a given range of activity, together with the sales revenue for the same range of...

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contribution

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management.

A financial measure of sales value less variable cost of sales. More generally it can be anything that adds value or benefit, either tangible or intangible.

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margin of safety

Overview page. Subjects: Accounting.

The difference between the level of activity at which an organization breaks even and a given level of activity greater than the breakeven point, especially the forecast level in a...

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profit–volume chart

Overview page. Subjects: Accounting.

A graph showing the profits and losses to be made at each level of activity. The profit/loss line is usually plotted as a linear function, and the graph shows the total fixed cost level as...

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target price

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

1 A forecast price at some point in the future.

2 The price of the underlying on an option at which, after taking into account the premium paid, it would...

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