The NPV function is one of the financial functions. It is used to calculate the net present value of an investment based on a specified discount rate.
The NPV function syntax is:
rate is the discount rate.
argument-list is the list of the future payments.
The numeric values can be entered manually or included into the cells you make reference to.
To apply the NPV function,
- select the cell where you wish to display the result,
- click the Insert Function icon situated at the top toolbar,
or right-click within a selected cell and select the Insert Function option from the menu,
or click the icon situated at the formula bar,
- select the Financial function group from the list,
- click the NPV function,
- enter the required arguments separating them by commas,
- press the Enter button.
The result will be displayed in the selected cell.
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