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Break-Even Analysis

The Break-Even Analysis, or simply BEA, is a mathematical computation that helps a business identify the point from which it becomes profitable (break-even point). Simply put, it tells a business at what point it covered all the cost of doing business, and subsequently, starts making profits.

This break even calculator allows a business to accomplish the following:

  • Determine the quantity it needs to produce or sell in order to break-even;
  • Determine the selling price it needs to charge for a specific quantity you sell in order to break-even.
Input   Results
Selling Price per Unit: Break-even units: 0.00
Fixed Cost:   Total Revenue: $ 0.00
Variable Cost per Unit: Total Cost: $ 0.00
Unhide Change variables   Profit: $ 0.00
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Definitions and terms used in the Break-Even Analysis (BEA)

  • Selling Price per Unit: the price that a unit is expected to be sold for.
  • Selling Units: the number of units expected to be sold (determined by a contract or market research).
  • Fixed Cost (FC): the cost that remains constant within a range of production or sales, regardless of the number of units produced or sold within that range. Typical fixed costs are: rent, mortgage, equipment, salaries, insurance, fixed utilities (office utilities) etc.
  • Variable Cost per Unit: the cost that vary with the production or the purchase of one unit.
  • Break-even point: the point where total revenue (total sales) equal total cost.
  • Total Variable Cost (VC): the cost that varies directly with the number of units produced or sold. Typical variable costs are: materials, packaging and shipping, sales commission, hourly wages, variable utilities (factory utilities) etc.

    Total Variable Cost = Selling Units x Variable Cost per Unit
  • Total Cost (TC): total expenses incurred in the process of producing or selling a number of units.

    Total Cost (TC) = Fixed Cost (FC) + Total Variable Cost (VC)
  • Total Revenue: the total sales value of the units produced or sold.

    Total Revenue = Selling Units x Selling Price per Unit
  • Profit: the benefits from producing or selling a number of units.

    Profit = Total Revenue - Total Cost

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