ECR June 2009 Payback question

chris_b Registered Posts: 11 New contributor 🐸
i sa he ECR NVQ in June and just had a look at the exam on the websiteIn the xam i calculated my payback to be 2years & 8 months.When i asked everyone at college they got 2 years and 1 month.I thought i must have being wrong but just re done the question and i got 2 years and 8 months again!!!!!!!!!!!!If you got 2 years and 1month can you show me your calculation?Also i put the break even point,target profit and margin of safety in units rather than revenue will i still get the majority of the marks if i put:

breakeven point 625000 units
sales units to reach target profit of 200000:1025000 units
mos in units 468750
mos in% 45.73



  • mikes
    mikes Registered Posts: 254 Dedicated contributor 🦉
    The payback is calculated on the figures before they are discounted and not after. In this case 400-150-225 is 25 then divide by 200 and times by 12 this gives you 1.5 Which gives the answer as being 2 years and 1 1/2 months.
  • shuurow
    shuurow Registered Posts: 6 New contributor 🐸
    Hi I managed the same 2.8 yrs I will check this wit my tutor realy, this is the one i was most worried about realy, it seems i have got a budy now.
  • JodieOwls
    JodieOwls Registered Posts: 5 New contributor 🐸
    I worked out that it was 2 years and 2 months aswell, could you tell me how you worked it out to get 2 years 8 months. :confused1:
  • Vics
    Vics Registered Posts: 53 Regular contributor ⭐
    I got it being 2 years and 2 months aswell
  • mikes
    mikes Registered Posts: 254 Dedicated contributor 🦉
    The 2 years 8 months was calculated using the discounted figures.
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
    I also got 2 years 1 month
  • rachy1975
    rachy1975 Registered Posts: 366 Dedicated contributor 🦉
    i used discounted cash flow and got 2 years and 8 months...hopefully get a mark for calculating it correctly but using wrong

  • rosa
    rosa Registered Posts: 4 New contributor 🐸
    i got payback 2 years and 9 months
    MOS and MOS% i don't know how? there are no figures except break even point
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