Finance Formulas / July 17, 2018 / Cecelia Weiss
So how do you know if you’re spending the right amount? You need some numbers. First, you need to know how long the average customer sticks with you before they cancel their service. Because of course the longer a customer sticks with you, the more valuable they are.
Accounting profit uses realized or actual gains and losses and is calculated according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). It is a company's total revenue reduced by the explicit costs of producing goods or services. These explicit costs involve direct monetary movement and include expenses such as the cost of raw materials, employee wages, transportation, rent and interest on capital. Usually, accounting profit is limited to time periods, such as a fiscal quarter or year. Accounting profit computations are primarily used for income tax purposes, financial statement preparations and to review financial performance.
In corporate finance, the Debt-Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) is a measure of the cash flow available to pay current debt obligations. The ratio states net operating income as a multiple of debt obligations due within one year, including interest, principal, sinking-fund and lease payments.
The purpose of the break-even analysis formula is to calculate the amount of sales that equates revenues to expenses and the amount of excess revenues, also known as profits, after the fixed and variable costs are met. There are many different ways to use this concept. Let’s take a look at a few of them as well as an example of how to calculate break-even point.
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