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fixed cost

[¦fikst ′kȯst]
(industrial engineering)
A cost that remains unchanged during short-term changes in production level. Also known as overhead; overhead cost.
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The avoidability criterion is easy to incorporate into modern cost analysis when distinguishing between sunk and fixed costs. A sunk cost is a fixed cost that cannot be avoided while an avoidable fixed cost is a fixed cost that can be avoided.
The fixed-cost variances are merely the difference between the actual fixed costs between the two years.
Collecting the non-volumetric portion of a cooperative's fixed distribution costs through a customer charge severs fixed cost recovery from energy usage and creates a "win/win" environment for energy conservation and energy efficiency.
The total cost representation consisting of fixed costs and variable costs in duck breeding business of nomadic maintenance system in Padakkalawa Village is:
Bandwidth costs are all over the map, and the less you pay, the more streams you need to deliver to offset the fixed cost. Looking at Dan Rayburn's most recent CDN pricing analysis from May 2016 (go2sm.com/rayburncdn), those spending more than $1M per year were paying between $0.005 and $0.008/GB, while those spending between $500K and $1M were paying from $0.007 to $0.012/GB.
I find that when firms with fixed cost structures announce increases in dividends, thereby increasing the burden of "sticky" repeated payouts to shareholders, the investors' reaction is significantly less positive than if firms with flexible cost structures announce dividend increases.
CIVPAY is considered a fixed cost in the year of execution and an entitlement because if you do the work, you must be paid.
If each of these firms had a down year and operated at 5% less, Ewer, Keller, and Olson would suggest that the companies each record a period expense of the 5% of fixed costs that they did not use that year.
The fixed cost variances are merely the difference between the actual fixed costs and the budgeted fixed costs incurred.
Merrill Lynch electronics analyst Hitoshi Koriyama said before the announcement that he expected the group's program to produce around [yen] 200 billion in fixed cost reductions over the next three years.