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What does CM stand for?

CM stands for Contribution Margin

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Another objective of the case is to help students understand that the contribution margin (CM) for AA yellow corn per sub-division is the appropriate measure of the opportunity cost of producing GM yellow corn.
We can compute the break-even contribution margin (BE--earning the target 15% on the investment) such that the project's net present value is zero for this project as follows: 0 = {[(BE x 150,000)-2,000,000] x present value annuity factor @15% for 4 years} - 10,000,000 - (5,000,000 x present value factor @ 15% in 4 years) Solving this equation within the indicated factor implies that BE = $43.
Direct revenue consists of: State Funding + Tuition Revenue + Lab Fees = Direct Revenue Direct expenses or variable costs consist of: Faculty Salaries + Adjunct Faculty Salaries + Other Salaries + Opt Exp = Direct Expense Our result is then: Direct Revenue--Direct Expense = Contribution Margin More importantly, contribution margin can be seen as course profit or loss.