Definition: The break-even point is the point at which income matches expenditures. Typically, initial expenditures are high. It takes time for the income to reach the same level. The break-even point can apply to a product, an investment, or the entire company's operations.
Alternate Spellings: Break Even Point
Examples:We expect the sales of our new widget to increase substantially in Q2 so that we reach the break-even point by late June.