# Calculation Methods and Formulas - NET PRESENT VALUE

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Net present value is the present value of net cash inflows generated by a project including salvage value, if any, less the initial investment on the project. It is one of the most reliable measures used in capital budgeting because it accounts for time value of money by using discounted cash inflows.

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Npvr CompanyNet Present Value (NPV)Net present value is the present value of net cash inflows generated by a project including salvage value, if any, less the initial investment on the project. It is one of the most reliable measures used in capital budgeting because it accounts for time value of money by using discounted cash inflows.Before calculating NPV, a target rate of return is set which is used to discount the net cash inflows from a project. Net cash inflow equals total cash inflow during a period less the expenses directly incurred on generating the cash inflow.Calculation Methods and FormulasThe first step involved in the calculation of NPV is the determination of the present value of net cash inflows from a project or asset. The net cash flows may be even (i.e. equal cash inflows in different periods) or uneven (i.e. different cash flows in different periods). Wh

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