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A Revised Income Statement: The Contribution Margin Approach

I am at a total loss and need help with the following. The organization I chose to research is Apple Inc. Here is what is being asked:

Identify any activity in your organization where you can apply break even analysis. You must be able to define:

A unit of measurement for the activity
Revenue per unit for the activity
Variable costs for the activity
Fixed costs for the period in the activity
If you cannot identify specific actual amounts, make a reasonable estimate and apply the tool as if the data were factual.

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I am at a total loss and need help with the following. The organization I chose to research is Apple Inc. Here is what is being asked?

Identify any activity in your organization where you can apply breakeven analysis. You must be able to define:

A unit of measurement for the activity
Revenue per unit for the activity
Variable costs for the activity
Fixed costs for the period in the activity
If you cannot identify specific actual amounts, make a reasonable estimate and apply the tool as if the data were factual.

Apple Computer, Inc. is headquartered in Cupertino, California; Apple develops, sells, and supports a series of personal computers, portable media players, computer software, and computer hardware accessories. The company's most well-known products are the Apple Macintosh line of personal computers, the iPod portable music player, and the iTunes media player. Apple operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, Japan, and the United ...

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600+ words do a break-even analysis for an activity within Apple Inc. References given.

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