Finance Formulas / July 18, 2018 / Chanel Cleveland
Breakeven quantity is the number of incremental units that the firm needs to sell to cover the cost of a marketing program or other type of investment, says Avery. If the company doesn’t sell the equivalent of the BEQ as a result of the investment, then it’s losing money and it won’t recoup its costs. If the company sells more than the BEQ then it not only has made its money back but is making additional profit as well.
For example, suppose Net Operating Income (NOI) is $120,000 per year and total debt service is $100,000 per year. In this case the debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) would simply be $120,000 $100,000, which equals 1.20. It’s also common to see an "x" after the ratio. In this example it could be shown as "1.20x", which indicates that NOI covers debt service 1.2 times.
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