Break Even Point in Sales Value

Methods to Calculate Break Even Point in Sales ($) Value:

Break even point in sales ($) value may be calculated in two ways but both give the same answer:

(1) Formula:


Contribution ratio is calculated as:


Contribution ratio may be improved by:

  • Increasing the sale price.
  • Reducing the variable costs.
  • Switching production to products with higher contribution rate.

(2) Formula:

Break-even point in value may also be calculated as:


Solved Example:

A company has a product, which is sold @ $21 per unit. The per unit variable costs are $14. Fixed costs are $0.70 per unit at the budgeted production level of 300000 units.


What is the break even level in units and sales revenue?



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