Are you leveraging the Quantity Price Magic?


Power Tip 4 – Are you leveraging the Quantity Price Magic?

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Are you leveraging the Quantity Price Magic?

Are you leveraging the Quantity Price Magic?

A Room sold at a lower rate is any day better than a room vacant from a bottom line perspective
What does this mean? How can you leverage this powerful principle?

Room Revenue is contributed by two major elements – price and quantity. In other words, occupancy and average rate. But this is common knowledge. What is uncommon is their impact on profitability.

Price and quantity affect profitability differently. Any additional dollar of revenue earned contributed entirely by price (average rate) tends to go entirely to the bottom line when compared to revenue contributed by quantity which brings with it variable costs.

In short, if the major part of your room revenue performance is contributed by price or average room rate than volume or occupancy, you should me making more profits than if volume was making such major contribution.

So, next time you are analyzing your profitability, be aware that it all boils down to how your revenues were delivered. The top line influences the bottom lime. One of the most powerful principles profitability behavior.

Watch out for Power Tip 5 in the Power Tips Series.

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About S Lakshmi Narasimhan

I am the Founder of Ignite Insight LLC ( a New York City based consultancy, which specializes in Group Executive Training, Coaching and Consulting. I coach, train hotel and restaurant non-financial managers how to optimize profits in the operation. I run an online financial academy called Profits MasterClass. Visit for details on the courses that are offered. These courses are focused on boosting hotel and restaurant profitability. TRY FREE before you decide to purchase any of the full paid courses. I teach Hospitality Finance, Hotel Operations Analysis Graduate classes, Business Development, Financial Management, Rooms Division Management Under Graduate classes during the Spring and Fall semesters as an Adjunct Faculty member at the New York University, Jonathan M Tisch Center for Hospitality, and Tourism in the School for Professional Studies.
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