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Table 4 Project financial indices in ascending order of degree of operational leverage

From: Performance and profit sensitivity to risk: a practical evaluation of the agro-industrial projects developed by Israeli companies for the CIS and Eastern European countries

Project Unit Quantity Price, $ Variable costs, US$/unit Fixed costs, US$ million Operating profit, US$ million Degree of operating leverage
3 Fruit, Azerbaijan ton 2,080 1,058 196 0.3 1.5 1.17
12 Soy, Russia, Far East FD        
   oil ton 18,240 1,172 761    
   proteins ton 54,380 1,470 955    
  Total project      6.0 29.5 1.20
10 Turkeys, Russia, Central FD        
   Meat ton 4,578 4,090 1,332    
   Meat products ton 5,174 8,165 1,708    
  Total project      11.2 34.9 1.32
9 Pig farm, Belarus ton 2,751 5,432 540 3.5 10.0 1.35
2 Turkeys, Russia, Privolzhsky FD ton 13,062 5,120 1,466 12.5 35.2 1.36
5 Broilers, Russia, Privolzhsky FD ton 21,939 2,698 1,106 9.6 25.3 1.38
13 Eggs, Belarus        
  Eggs thous. eggs 233,000 78 46    
   Melange ton 1,800 1,553 869    
  Total project      2.4 6.3 1.39
11 Turkeys, Belarus        
   Meat ton 3,129 4,168 1,216    
   Meat products ton 6,068 6,100 1,527    
  Total project      10.5 26.5 1.40
7 Eggs, Romania thous. eggs 257,000 97.0 44.9 4.0 9.4 1.43
6 Broilers, Kazakhstan ton 15,031 3,277 1,424 9.7 18.2 1.53
4 Vegetable greenhouses, Azerbaijan ton 2,500 1,240 80 1.0 1.9 1.54
8 Orchard + extraction ton 68 22,500 515 0.6 0.9 1.65
14 Milk farm, Russia, North-West FD        
   Milk ton 22,000 500 136    
   Cattle ton 540 4,150 645    
  Total project      4.3 5.6 1.78
1 Eggs, Russia, Central FD thous. eggs 397,000 61.7 36.4 6.1 4.0 2.51