Madengrad Company manufactures a single electronic product called Precisionmix. This unit is a batch-density monitoring device attached to large industrial mixing machines used in flour, rubber, petroleum, and chemical manufacturing. Precisionmix sells for $900 per unit. The following variable costs are incurred to produce each Precisionmix device:
Direct labor $180
Direct materials 240
Factory overhead 105
Variable production costs 252
Marketing costs 75
Total variable costs $600
Madengrad’s income tax rate is 40%, and annual fixed costs are $6,600,000. Except for an operating loss incurred in the year of incorporation, the firm has been profitable over the last 5 years. Assume a 10% increase in annual fixed costs, a 20% unit cost increase for direct labor, and a reduction in unit material costs of 25%, with no change in selling price. Madengrad Company’s breakeven point would increase (decrease) (rounded to the nearest whole unit) by