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Assume Sparkle Co. expects to sell 150 units next month. The unit sales price is $90, unit variable cost is $30, and the fixed costs per month are $5,000. The margin of safety is:

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Margin of safety

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Leverage, as a business term, refers to debt or to the borrowing of funds to finance the purchase of a company's assets. Business owners can use either debt or equity to finance or buy the company's assets. Using debt, or leverage, increases the company's risk of bankruptcy. It also increases the company's returns, specifically its return on equity. This is true because, if debt financing is used rather than equity financing equity is not diluted.
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Peavler, R. (n.d.) What is Leverage? About.com (n.d.). Retrieved from

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Operating leverage and margin of safety are terms used in business, what do they mean? How is capacity and size relating to operating leverage? Can you identify other similar measurements that are useful from a managerial accounting perspective?

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