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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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Generally, fixed costs are described in a time-limited context, such as a year or so.
Specific long-term fixed costs are incremental costs that relate to a specific category of the train at a particular train connection and that within 1 year (considered in variable cost) do not vanish if the company's trains cease operations.
1) There are two components to cost: fixed cost and variable cost.
Even today with 12 franchisees, I have virtually no fixed costs in my business.
Where there is both business and private use of the room, where only running costs are claimed and not fixed costs, the Principal Private Residence exemption should not be jeopardised.
Those businesses that can keep their fixed costs as flexible and as low as possible are the ones with the best chance of success.
Using both press releases and annual reports, we were able to estimate the dollar value of fixed costs for GMNA to be between $40 billion and $29 billion (see Table 1).
Various consulting firms have used techniques along the lines suggested herein to resolve the problem by attributing the relevant opportunity costs to fixed costs formerly assumed to be sunk.
We see fixed cost efficiency as a key driver for the shares of OGK-2 and OGK-6, and we have placed our recommendations on these companies Under Review to incorporate in our models any potential synergies from this merger.
One of the bedrock principles of rate design is to recover fixed costs through fixed charges (the "customer charge") and variable costs through variable charges (the "energy charge" or "per kWh" charges).
For years, as high fixed costs associated with the mobile industry dominated competitive strategies, the belief was that larger operators with a higher market share spread their fixed costs across their larger customer base.
A low C/S ratio signifies that a company has a low proportion of fixed costs and a high C/S ratio signifies that it has a high proportion of fixed costs.