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.
COMPENSATING BALANCES are the funds a business might be required to keep in a deposit or reserve account to help offset what the bank perceives as risk. The lender might require that an amount based on the business' average account balance or a certain percentage of the face value of the loan be maintained in a deposit account.
INVESTMENT TURNOVER is a profitability measure used to calculate the number of times per year an investment or assets revolve.
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