Type: bus

Potential Earning with the Snowie Bus

Find our your potential earnings in the shaved ice business with our calculator tool below. Enter some possible price/cost scenarios and watch the calculations show the great profit margins that come from being in the Shaved Ice Industry.

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*these costs are spread over a 6 month season for calculation purposes

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Variable Costs

  Small (8oz) Medium (14oz) Large (20oz)
Ice $0.07 $0.13 $0.20
Spoon Straws $0.02 $0.02 $0.02
Styrofoam Cup $0.02 $0.04 $0.08
Syrup $0.07 $0.12 $0.17
Napkins $0.01 $0.01 $0.01
Total $0.18 $0.32 $0.48
  Small (8oz) Medium (14oz) Large (20oz)
Price per Unit $2.00 $3.00 $4.00
Variable Cost% of Minimum Price 9.06% 10.57% 11.90%
Gross Profit Margin 90.94% 89.43% 88.10%
Servings per Gallon of Syrup 64 37 26
Ounces of Syrup Unit 2.00 3.50 5.00
Gross Income per Unit $1.82 $2.68 $3.52

Operating Ratios

  Major events Minor events Daycares Businesses Totals
Events/Visits per Week 2 3 10 10  
Sales per Event/Visit $1,000.00 $200.00 $120.00 $100.00  
Total Sales per Week $2,000.00 $600.00 $1,200.00 $1,000.00 $4,800.00
14oz Variable Cost % 10.57% 10.57% 10.57% 10.57% 10.57%
Less Variable Cost $211.36 $63.41 $126.82 $105.68 $507.27
Less Variable Event Fee $400.00 $0.00 $300.00 $0.00 $700.00
Sales Tax (0%) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Gross Profit $1,388.64 $536.59 $773.18 $894.32 $3,592.73
  Less Hourly Wages $320.00 $48.00 $100.00 $100.00 $568.00
  Less Fixed Cost $84.27 $42.13 $84.27 $84.27 $294.93
  Less Misc. Weekly Expenses         $157.50
Net Profit per Week $984.37 $446.46 $588.92 $710.05 $2,572.30
Net Profit % per Week 49.22% 74.41% 49.08% 71.01% 53.59%
Net Profit 4 weeks (1mo) $3,937.48 $1,785.83 $2,355.66 $2,840.21 $10,289.18
Net Profit 13 weeks (1qtr) $12,796.82 $5,803.95 $7,655.90 $9,230.68 $33,439.85
Net Profit 20 weeks (summer) $19,687.41 $8,929.16 $11,778.31 $14,201.04 $51,445.92

Syrup:

Concentrate $1.52
Preservative $0.13
Sugar $2.60
Cost per gallon $4.25
Cost per ounce $0.03

Fixed costs per event:

Auto Gas $26.67
Auto Maintenance $5.00
Electricity $2.00
Insurance $6.67
Misc (permits, fees, etc.) $1.80
Total $42.13

Misc. Expenses per week:

Lodging $50.00
Food $37.50
Storage $20.00
Advertising $50.00
Total $157.50

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