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Do cash dividends paid affect a company’s breakeven point?

A recent blog posting for the Wall Street Journal had the headline “Big Oil Reaches for a Modest Goal: Breaking Even – Energy Journal[1].” The article stated that the “two-year slump in oil prices led…[big oil companies]…to rein in spending and lay off workers but the firms still didn’t make enough money in 2016 to […]

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How many Classic Moana™ dolls must Disney sell to cover its costs of developing the sustainable packaging for the doll?

Walt Disney’s new movie, Moana™, opened in theaters across the United States in late November 2016.  The movie is about an island teenager, Moana™, who sets out on an action-packed voyage to save her people. Disney has released a doll modeled after the heroine of the movie, its Classic Moana™ doll.  The doll is 11” […]

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How would the breakeven sales of Cafe Edison, a New York City diner, have been affected by a rent increase?

Recently, several traditional New York City diners have closed, including Cafe Edison, La Parisienne, and Three Star. Real estate costs in New York City continue to increase, thus fueling rent hikes for small businesses like the Cafe Edison. The diner closures have been attributed to both rent hikes and a decline in the number of […]

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How will the 3.9% increase in FedEx Freight shipping rates impact the breakeven point for an Etsy jewelry artist?

FedEx Corp announced that it would be raising its shipping rates by an average of 3.9% on March 31, 2014.  The rate change applies to FedEx Freight shipments within and between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The FedEx Freight segment is a provider of less-than-truckload (LTL) freight services, which is the shipping of relatively […]

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How will installing tablets at all tables affect Applebee’s breakeven point?

At Applebee’s, Presto tablets by E la Carte are being installed at every table. In total, Applebee’s will be purchasing 100,000 tablets. Customers will be able to pay their food bill and order appetizers and desserts using the tablets.  The tablets are not replacing wait staff; wait staff will still take the orders for entrees.  […]

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