Calculate NPV in Excel

How to calculate NPV in Excel using Functions

In the last two posts, you learnt the basics of Net Present Value (NPV) and how to calculate NPV using formulae. However, Microsoft Excel makes it easy for you with two inbuilt functions. The first is NPV (surprise!) and the second is XNPV (my favourite). NPV From the official help Read more…


Goal Seek in Microsoft Excel

Continuing with our Excel Tutorials, in this article, I’ll take you through using Goal Seek in Microsoft Excel 2007. The function is same as that of earlier versions of Excel as well as Excel 2010. The screenshots below are taken in 2007.

MEDIAN IF example

MEDIAN IF tutorial in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010

Excel 2007 brought a host of new functions to Excel that were missing in Excel 2003. One of these functions was AVERAGEIF which returns the average (arithmetic mean) of all the cells in a range that meet a given criteria. One essential function that is still missing is MEDIANIF or MEDIAN IF which should ideally return the median of all the cells in a range that meet a given criteria.

Payback Period - Question

How to calculate Payback Period in Excel

Payback period in capital budgeting refers to the period of time required for the return on an investment to “repay” the sum of the original investment. For example, a $1000 investment which returned $500 per year would have a two year payback period. The time value of money is not taken into account.