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break-even

[brā′kē·vən]
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The point at which the energy generated by a controlled nuclear fusion reaction equals the energy required to maintain the reaction.
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Printed patterns would be viable for production if the cost breakeven is higher than the number of patterns required and the time breakeven is higher than the number of patterns required.
HBCA's covered bond rating of 'AAA' would be vulnerable to downgrade if the relied-upon AP rises above the 'AAA' breakeven AP of 92.0% or if the bank's 'AA-' Long-Term IDR fell by six-notches or more.
Applying a markup percent may also lead to a false sense of confidence that the prices will lead to profitability: If that percent is chosen arbitrarily without the user thoroughly understanding the breakeven dynamics of the business, it can have the opposite effect and undermine profitability.
At GCC level, it is notable that oil exporting countries have to keep a careful watch over their breakeven prices.
The most vulnerable countries in the region are Bahrain and Oman, whose breakeven prices stand at around $100 per barrel.
"The average GCC fiscal breakeven oil price was $75 per barrel in 2013.
We, therefore, expect that the breakeven price needed to induce a risk-averse landowner to convert the land to an energy crop will increase as the variability in returns with energy crop production increases relative to the variability in the returns from the existing use of the land.
In particular, we look at the five-and ten-year inflation swap rates and the breakeven inflation rates.
The cumulative increase in fiscal breakeven estimates for the Gulf has been an eye-popping $42 per barrel on average between 2006 and 2011, underlining the increased sensitivity of GCC countries, particularly Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, to oil prices.
A key concept in the analysis is the breakeven rent-to-price ratio.
Document services provider Standard Register (NYSE:SR) announced on Friday a breakeven on a per share basis, or net loss of USD0.1m, for the second quarter ended 4 July 2010.
21 August 2009 - Swedish pharmaceutical company Orexo AB (STO: ORX) could reach breakeven at best in 2010 given the new operating costs forecast, an unnamed analyst told today local newswire Nyhetsbyran SIX on the occasion of Orexo's second-quarter report.