# Breakeven revenue

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I seem to have forgotten how to work out breakeven revenue - panic panic - exam monday.

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Hi Annie

is break-even not your Budgeted Units or Costs/Contribution Cost

Donna
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not the breakeven units formula - fixed costs over contribution. But the formula for breakeven revenue - thought it was fixed costs over profit volume ratio - but i seem to be doing something wrong - working on exam June 2007 task 2.2.
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the amount of revenue needed to cover both fixed and variable costs so your business neither makes nor loses money

(Fixed Costs) / (1 - (Variable cost per unit/Selling Price per unit))

= Revenue to Break-even
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god my brain!, I have just printed off that paper, I will have a look at that the now
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Hi Anne

Ok, I have worked out the following for 12,000 mile

SR - 120,000 (taken from task 2.1)
FC - 36,450 (taken from task 2.1)
Contribution - 97,200 (taken from task 2.1)
Contribution per mile - 8.10 (97,200/12,000)
Breakeven no of miles - 4500 (36450/8.10)
breakeven sales revenue - 45,000 (taken from task 2.1)

margin of safety in nos - 7500 (taken from task 2.1)
margin of safety in £ - 75000 (taken from task 2.1)
margin of safety % for 12,000 is 62.5 (7500/12,000 x 100)

Donna
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Hi Donna
I got stuck at the sales revenue - and still not sure about it tbh!
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thanks Marga - still not sure about it though tbh!
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Hi annie

For 10,000 miles the sales revenue is £100,000. Divide the £100,000 by the 10,000 gives you a cost of £10 per mile. Take the £10 and times it by the 12,000 miles , giving you the £120,000 sales revenue

Donna
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its just the breakeven figure I am struggling with Donna - thought i had all this in the bag - but my brain has seized up.
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i just realised the break even figure isn't provided from task 1, am not entirely sure on this either. I am just heading home now, will have a look at this when i get home and see if I can work out how they got the 45,000
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gonna try to see if can work this out for u annie

is the selling price 10.00?
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Hi emma yeah the selling price is £10
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Is it.not your breakeven miles x by the selling price per mile.?
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think the formula is fixed costs/selling price. thats what i've learned
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think the formula is the breakeven in units x selling price. thats the forumula i've learned
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yeh donna think thats right!
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yep it is your breakeven units x selling price. I just looked at notes when I got in.

Donna
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I always thought that Breakeven Sales Revenue was Fixed costs divided by profit volume ratio
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Hi Annie

I just done it based on the p/v ratio and got the following

36450/0.81* = 45,000

8.10/10

maybe it was a fluke i got the answer as 45,000 as well doing it my way! must remember that one as i totally forgot about the pv ratio formula

Donna
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think i am just getting in a flap with it all now - feel like ive forgotten everything.
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Try to use the
Total fixed cost
tot PV ratio
formula.

The break even units x price formula assumes that there is only one product.
And there are times when you round up the break even units, so multiplying by a rounded up number won't necessarily give you the correct revenue.
Total fixed cost
tot PV ratio
applies in lots of scenarios such as shops or pubs/restaurants where the idea of a single product covering the fixed cost would be unrealistic.
Sandy
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Sandy

I read somewhere (Osborne book maybe) that you can use breakeven units x selling price to check your answer. This correct?