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## PV function: Description, Usage, Syntax, Examples and Explanation

What is PV function in Excel? PV function is one of  the Financial functions in Microsoft Excel that calculates the present value of a loan or an investment, based on a constant interest rate. You can use PV with either periodic, constant payments (such as a mortgage or other loan), or a future value that’s your investment goal. Use the…

## Bond valuation example in Excel

This tutorial show how to calculate the value of a bond on the issue date using the PV function. Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C10 is: =-PV(C6/C8,C7*C8,C5/C8*C4,C4) Note: This example assumes that today is the issue date, so the next payment will occur in exactly six months. See note below on finding the value of a bond on…

## How to calculate present value of annuity in excel

To get the present value of an annuity, you can use the PV function. Formula =PV(rate,periods,payment,0,0) In the example shown, the formula in C9 is: =PV(C5,C6,C4,0,0) Explanation An annuity is a series of equal cash flows, spaced equally in time. In this example, an annuity pays 10,000 per year for the next 25 years, with an interest rate (discount rate)…

## Calculate original loan amount in Excel

To calculate the original loan amount, given the loan term, the interest rate, and a periodic payment amount, you can use the PV function. Formula =PV(rate,periods,-payment) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C10 is… =PV(C5/12,C7,C6) How this formula works Loans have four primary components: the amount, the interest rate, the number of periodic payments (the loan term) and…

## PMT, RATE, NPER, PV and FV Financial Functions in Excel

Learn all about Excel’s PMT, RATE, NPER, PV and FV To illustrate Excel’s most popular financial functions, we consider a loan with monthly payments, an annual interest rate of 6%, a 20-year duration, a present value of \$150,000 (amount borrowed) and a future value of 0 (that’s what you hope to achieve when you pay off a loan). We make monthly payments, so we use 6%/12 =…