# Present Value Calculator

This present value calculator can be used to calculate the present value of a certain amount of money in the future or periodical annuity payments.

## Present Value of Future Money

 Future Value (FV) Number of Periods (N) Interest Rate (I/Y)

## Results

Present Value: \$187,674,363.35

Total Interest: \$1,512,325,636.65

## Present Value of Periodical Deposits

 Number of Periods (N) Interest Rate (I/Y) Periodic Deposit (PMT) /period PMT made at the beginning   endof each compound period

## Results

Present Value: \$736.01

 FV (Future Value) \$1,318.08 Total Principal \$1,000.00 Total Interest \$318.08
Balance Accumulation Graph
Breakdown

## Schedule

 start principal start balance interest end balance end principal 1 \$0.00 \$0.00 \$0.00 \$100.00 \$100.00 2 \$100.00 \$100.00 \$6.00 \$206.00 \$200.00 3 \$200.00 \$206.00 \$12.36 \$318.36 \$300.00 4 \$300.00 \$318.36 \$19.10 \$437.46 \$400.00 5 \$400.00 \$437.46 \$26.25 \$563.71 \$500.00 6 \$500.00 \$563.71 \$33.82 \$697.53 \$600.00 7 \$600.00 \$697.53 \$41.85 \$839.38 \$700.00 8 \$700.00 \$839.38 \$50.36 \$989.75 \$800.00 9 \$800.00 \$989.75 \$59.38 \$1,149.13 \$900.00 10 \$900.00 \$1,149.13 \$68.95 \$1,318.08 \$1,000.00

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### Present Value

Present Value, or PV, is defined as the value in the present of a sum of money, in contrast to a different value it will have in the future due to it being invested and compound at a certain rate.

### Net Present Value

A popular concept in finance is the idea of net present value, more commonly known as NPV. It is important to make the distinction between PV and NPV; while the former is usually associated with learning broad financial concepts and financial calculators, the latter generally has more practical uses in everyday life. NPV is a common metric used in financial analysis and accounting; examples include the calculation of capital expenditure or depreciation. The difference between the two is that while PV represents the present value of a sum of money or cash flow, NPV represents the net of all cash inflows and all cash outflows, similar to how the net income of a business after revenue and expenses, or how net benefit is found after evaluating the pros and cons to doing something. The inclusion of the word 'net' denotes the combination of positive and negative values for a figure.

### The Time Value of Money

PV (along with FV, I/Y, N, and PMT) is an important element in the time value of money, which forms the backbone of finance. There can be no such things as mortgages, auto loans, or credit cards without PV.

To learn more about or do calculations on future value instead, feel free to pop on over to our Future Value Calculator. For a brief, educational introduction to finance and the time value of money, please visit our Finance Calculator.