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Sales Volume Breakeven Analysis

The breakeven analysis calculator is designed to demonstrate how many units of your product must be sold to make a profit. Select View Report to see a detailed look at the profit generated at each sales volume level.

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Sales Volume Breakeven Analysis Definitions

Variable unit cost
A cost that varies, in total, in direct proportion to changes in the level of activity. A variable cost is constant per unit.
Fixed cost
A cost that remains constant, in total, regardless of changes in the level of activity within the relevant range. If a fixed cost is expressed on a per unit basis, it varies inversely with the level of activity.
Expected unit sales
The number of units that are expected to be sold.
Price
Price you will be able to receive per unit.
Total variable costs
The product of units produced and variable unit cost (example 10 units at $5 variable cost produces a total variable cost of $50).
Total costs
Sum of fixed costs and total variable costs.
Total revenue
Product of price and expected sale unit sales (example 10 units at $10 equals $100 total revenue).
Profit
Total revenue minus total costs.
Breakeven
Number of units required to sell to make a profit of zero.

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