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Banking Strategy, Credit Appraisal, and Lending DecisionsA Risk–Return Framework$
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Hrishikes Bhattacharya

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198074106

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074106.001.0001

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Cost, Profitability, and Break-Even Analysis

Cost, Profitability, and Break-Even Analysis

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(p.383) 15 Cost, Profitability, and Break-Even Analysis
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Banking Strategy, Credit Appraisal, and Lending Decisions
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Hrishikes Bhattacharya

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074106.003.0015

It is important for a banker to make a marginal analysis of the profitability for a deeper understanding of the cost and profit behaviour of a business or a product. This chapter introduces the concept of break-even analysis while dealing with a real problem of an entrepreneur. Using real-life examples, it acquaints the reader with the usage of this important tool in the appraisal of a business, which would also enable him to counsel entrepreneurs, about the operating and financial viability of product(s).

Keywords:   entrepreneur, variable cost, fixed cost, marginal cost, marginal analysis, break-even sales, profit–volume ratio, profitability analysis, break-even analysis, business appraisal

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