SYD function: Description, Usage, Syntax, Examples and Explanation
What is SYD function in Excel?
SYD function is one of Financial functions in Microsoft Excel that returns the sum-of-years’ digits depreciation of an asset for a specified period.
Syntax of SYD function
SYD(cost, salvage, life, per)
The SYD function syntax has the following arguments:
- Cost: The initial cost of the asset.
- Salvage: The value at the end of the depreciation (sometimes called the salvage value of the asset).
- Life: The number of periods over which the asset is depreciated (sometimes called the useful life of the asset).
- Per: The period and must use the same units as life.
SYD formula explanation
SYD is calculated as follows:
Example of SYD function
Steps to follow:
1. Open a new Excel worksheet.
2. Copy data in the following table below and paste it in cell A1
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Data | Description | |
$ 30,000.00 | Initial cost | |
$ 7,500.00 | Salvage value | |
10 | Lifespan in years | |
Formula | Description (Result) | Result |
=SYD(A2,A3,A4,1) | Yearly depreciation allowance for the first year (4,090.91) | $4,090.91 |
=SYD(A2,A3,A4,10) | Yearly depreciation allowance for the tenth year (409.09) | $409.09 |