CONTRIBUTION MARGIN PER UNIT Definition

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CONTRIBUTION MARGIN PER UNIT, also known as dollar contribution margin per unit, is the selling price per unit minus the variable cost per unit. The "contribution" represents that portion of sales revenue that is not consumed by variable cost, thereby contributing to the coverage of fixed cost.

 

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FINANCING COST is the difference between the cost of financing the purchase of an asset and the assets cash yield. Positive carry means that the yield earned is greater than the financing cost; negative carry means that the financing cost exceeds the yield earned.

CAPITALIZATION is the statement of capital within the firm - either in the form of money, common stock, long-term debt, or in some combination of all three. It is possible to have too much capital (in which case the firm is overcapitalized) or too little capital (in which case the firm is undercapitalized).

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