# Target Profit Sales Calculator

It is a method to determine the number of units to be sold to achieve a target profit. This method helps in the planning of production activity by determining the number of units to be sold. By deciding on a target profit, the company secures itself from the losses, or we can also say that the company ensures to earn something above breakeven. This can also be called Target Profit Volume Calculator, as it shows the number of units to achieve the target level of profit. The target profit sales calculator calculates a such number of units required to achieve the target profit.

In order to calculate target profit sales, consider the following formula:

Target Profit Sales = (Target Profit + Fixed Cost) / Contribution per Unit

As said above, target profit sales is the level of sales where the number of units sold by the company will earn a targetted profit.

Let us put this in equation form.

Total Sales = Target Profit + Total Fixed Cost + Total Variable Cost

Since the selling price and variable cost are fixed per unit, the above equation can be written as:

Number of Units Sold*Selling Price per Unit = Target Profit + Total Fixed Cost + Number of Units Sold*Variable Cost per Unit

Assume the number of units to be sold be ‘x.’ Therefore,

Selling Price per Unit*(x) = Target Profit + Total Fixed Cost + Variable Cost per unit*(x)

On solving it,

Selling Price per Unit*(x) – Variable Cost per unit*(x) = Target Profit + Total Fixed Cost

(Selling Price per Unit – Variable Cost per unit)*(x) = Target Profit + Total Fixed Cost

x = (Target Profit + Total Fixed Cost) / (Selling Price per Unit – Variable Cost per unit)

Hence, Number of sales units to earn a target profit = (Target Profit + Total Fixed Cost) / Contribution per Unit

## How to Calculate using Calculator?

Enter the following inputs into the target profit sales calculator.

Selling Price per Unit – Enter the selling price per unit of the product.

Variable Cost per Unit – Enter the variable cost per unit of the product.

Total Fixed Cost – Enter the amount of the total fixed cost.

Target Profit – Enter the amount of profit that the company wants to achieve.

## Sanjay Bulaki Borad

MBA-Finance, CMA, CS, Insolvency Professional, B'Com

Sanjay Borad, Founder of eFinanceManagement, is a Management Consultant with 7 years of MNC experience and 11 years in Consultancy. He caters to clients with turnovers from 200 Million to 12,000 Million, including listed entities, and has vast industry experience in over 20 sectors. Additionally, he serves as a visiting faculty for Finance and Costing in MBA Colleges and CA, CMA Coaching Classes.