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Optimal Price Analysis

The Optimal Price Analysis is a mathematical computation that helps a business identify the point where it realize the maximum of profit.

This Optimal price calculator allows a business to accomplish the following:

  • Determine the quantity it needs to produce or sell in order to realize the maximum of profit;
  • Determine the selling price it needs to charge for a specific quantity you sell in order to realize the maximum of profit.
Input   Results
Variable Cost per Unit:   Optimal Price: $ 0.00
Fixed Cost:   Optimal Units: 0.00
Current selling price:  
Current selling units:   Total Revenue: $ 0.00
Maximum capacity (Units): Total Cost: $ 0.00
Change to Maximum financing capacity ($)  
Price elasticity of demand:   Profit: $ 0.00
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Price elasticity of demand
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Definitions and terms used in the Optimal Price Analysis

  • Variable Cost per Unit: the cost that vary with the production or the purchase of one unit.
  • 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.
  • Current selling price: the price that a unit is currently sold for.
  • Current selling units: the number of units currently sold or produced.
  • Maximum capacity (Units): the constraint regarding the maximum number of units that the company can produce or sell.
  • Maximum financing capacity: the constraint regarding the financing capacity of the company (bank accounts, credit cards, lines of credit etc.).
  • Price elasticity of demand (PeD): the responsiveness of the quantity demanded of a good or service to the increase or decrease in its price. As a general rule, sales increase with drop in prices and decrease with rise in prices.

    Typically, PeD has a negative value. For our purpose, in order to make it easier for our users, we will consider the absolute value of PeD. By default we setup PeD as 1 (unit elastic).

    The meaning of PeD value is:
    PeD = 0Perfectly inelastic
    0 < PeD < 1Relatively inelastic or inelastic demand
    PeD = 1Unit (or unitary) elastic
    1 < PeD < ∞ Relatively elastic or elastic demand
    PeD = ∞Perfectly elastic
  • Optimal Price: the selling price where the company realize its maximum of profit.
  • Optimal Units: the number of selling units to be sold in order to realize the maximum of profit.
  • 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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