Define: Variable Cost Ratio

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Definition: Variable Cost Ratio

Quick Summary of Variable Cost Ratio

The variable cost ratio reveals the total amount of variable expenses incurred by a business, stated as a proportion of its net sales.

What is the dictionary definition of Variable Cost Ratio?

Dictionary Definition

This is the ratio of variable cost to sales revenue, and is expressed as a percentage.


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Definition Sources

Definitions for Variable Cost Ratio are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 10th August, 2019