CONTRIBUTION/SALES RATIO Definition

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CONTRIBUTION/SALES RATIO (C/S RATIO) is a tool used in profit management. It is important to establish the C/S RATIO: C/S ratio = (Sales revenue - Variable cost of sales)/Sales revenue x 100. If a company achieves a high average marginal profit ratio of say, 40%, it does not mean that it will achieve high profits. The eventual profit will be dependent on the level of fixed costs within the organization.

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BONUS is remuneration over and above regular salary.

PARI PASSU is to do or apply something at an equal pace or rate. In finance, it is used in reference to two classes of securities or obligations that have equal entitlement to payment.

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