CVP, not-for-profit. Genesee Music Society is a not-for-profit organization that brings guest artists to the community’s greater metropolitan area. The music society just bought a small concert hall in the center of town to house its performances. The lease payments on the concert hall are expected to be $4,000 per month. The organization pays its guest performers $1,800 per concert and anticipates corresponding ticket sales to be $4,500 per concert. The music society also incurs costs of approximately $1,000 per concert for marketing and advertising. The organization pays its artistic director $33,000 per year and expects to receive $30,000 in donations in addition to its ticket sales.If the Genesee Music Society just breaks even, how many concerts does it hold?In addition to the organization’s artistic director, the music society would like to hire a marketing director for $25,500 per year. What is the breakeven point? The music society anticipates that the addition of a marketing director would allow the organization to increase the number of concerts to 41 per year. What is the music society’s operating income/(loss) if it hires the new marketing director?The music society expects to receive a grant that would provide the organization with an additional $17,000 toward the payment of the marketing director’s salary. What is the breakeven point if the music society hires the marketing director and receives the grant?

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CVP, not-for-profit. Genesee Music Society is a not-for-profit organization that brings guest artists to the community’s greater metropolitan area. The music society just bought a small concert hall in the center of town to house its performances. The lease payments on the concert hall are expected to be $4,000 per month. The organization pays its guest performers $1,800 per concert and anticipates corresponding ticket sales to be $4,500 per concert. The music society also incurs costs of approximately $1,000 per concert for marketing and advertising. The organization pays its artistic director $33,000 per year and expects to receive $30,000 in donations in addition to its ticket sales.

  1. If the Genesee Music Society just breaks even, how many concerts does it hold?
  2. In addition to the organization’s artistic director, the music society would like to hire a marketing director for $25,500 per year. What is the breakeven point? The music society anticipates that the addition of a marketing director would allow the organization to increase the number of concerts to 41 per year. What is the music society’s operating income/(loss) if it hires the new marketing director?
  3. The music society expects to receive a grant that would provide the organization with an additional $17,000 toward the payment of the marketing director’s salary. What is the breakeven point if the music society hires the marketing director and receives the grant?
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Break-even analysis is the easiest form of cost-volume-profit analysis. Break-even analysis is used to determine the level of sales that would be required to earn zero-profit or to avoid loss. It can be calculated in units and as well as in dollars.

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  1. Break-even in units= Fixed cost ÷ Contribution margin per unit

                                   = $51,000 ÷ $1,700

                                   = 30 concerts

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Tickets sales per concert Variable cost per concert: Marketing and advertising Guest performers Total variable cost Contribution margin per unit (selling price – variable cost) $4,500 $1,000 $1,800 $2,800 $1,700 Fixed cost: $33,000 $48,000 Salaries Lease payments (4,000x 12) Total fixed cost $81,000 $30,000 $51,000 Less: donations Net fixed cost

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  1. Break-even in units= Fixed cost ÷ Contribution margin per unit

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Tickets sales per concert Variable cost per concert: Marketing and advertising Guest performers Total variable cost Contribution margin per unit (selling price – variable cost) $4,500 $1,000 $1,800 $2,800 $1,700 Fixed cost: Salaries ($33,000 + $25,500) Lease payments (4,000× 12) Total fixed cost $58,500 $48,000 S106,500 $30,000 $76,500 Less: donations Net fixed cost

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