How to Use Contribution Margin Calculator

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Contribution Margin Calculator


How to calculate Contribution margin

Contribution Margin Formula: Price - Variables Cost
Let's say we have a company that sells a new mobile phone, its sales are $500,000 and the variable costs are $300,000. The contribution margin for this is $200,000,

$200,000 is the money left to pay for fixed costs. It is also possible to calculate contribution margin per product, to do this divide the number of products sold by $500,000. The company sold a thousand phones, therefore, the contribution margin per product is 500,000 / 1000 = 50.
Contribution Margins
Price Variable Cost Contribution Margin Price Variable Cost Contribution Margin
40479599234,48787701686034,487
82681588576,79610494735476,796
56937777249,16536857564349,165
71693787463,81955661541563,819
46340702139,31967977541739,319
95976576190,21526357577990,215


Definition: Contribution margin is defined as the selling price of a product or a service minus the variable cost, it helps a company determine the profitability of a product.

Once we have the variable cost we deduct it from the price, variable cost can be many things, it may be materials, overhead, labor anything associated with the output. It all falls under variable cost, we also have a Average Variable cost Calculator which goes over variable costs.

Benifits of using contribution margin

Contribution margin is essentially used to determine how profitable a product is. It makes it easier for companies to make decisions related to products, such as pricing of a product or if a product should be discontinued etc. An example would be the break-even point of sales. If the contribution margin is $1 per product sold and the fixed costs amount's to $500, the company will have to sell 500 products to break even. We also have a Averavge Fixed Cost Calculator which will go through fixed costs.