In this article, we’ll discuss how to calculate the future value of an investment in Excel when the CAGR is known. This is also known as the Reverse Compound Annual Growth Rate calculation.

**Calculate Future Value**** When CAGR Is Known in Excel: ****2 Methods **

Definition of **CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate): **A compound annual growth rate (CAGR) calculates the rate of return for an investment over a certain period of investment time. It estimates the growth if the investment has a nature of growing steadily on a yearly compounded basis. That’s why we also call it the “smoothed” rate of return.

On the other hand, we can calculate the future value i.e., the final value of an investment when the CAGR is known for a certain investment period. We also call this amount the Reverse Compound Annual Growth Rate.

Here, we’re going to discuss two different methods to calculate the Reverse Compound Annual Growth Rate. Let’s dive into the examples.

**1. ****Calculate Future Value When CAGR Is Known in Excel Using Basic Formula**

Using the following formula, we can easily calculate the Future Value for a certain investment period when the **CAGR **value is known.

**FV = PV * (CAGR + 1) ^{n
}**In this formula,

**FV**– the future value which is the final amount of an investment after the investment period ends.

**PV**– the starting or present value of the investment money.

**CAGR**– known as Compound Annual Growth Rate in percentage.

**n**– the number of years for which we’ll invest the money.

Let’s say we want to know the future value of an initial investment of $10,000 for an investment period of 10 years. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in this investment is 10%. In this illustration,

**C4** – initial investment/present value **(PV)
**

**C5**– compound annual growth rate

**(CAGR)**

**C6**– no of investment periods in years

**(n)**

In cell

**C8,**put the following formula:

**=C4*(C5+1)^C6**

Applying the formula, we’ve got the future value, which is $25,937.

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**2. ****Use of the FV Function to Estimate Future Value When CAGR Is Known**

**The FV function** calculates the future value (final investment goal) of a current investment amount for a certain number of payment periods based on a fixed interest rate (growth rate). In this method, we’ll discuss an example to calculate the future value using the FV function.

Let’s first introduce the** FV** function first-

The syntax for the **FV** function is-

**FV(rate, nper, pmt, [pv], [type])
**The function takes several arguments, like-

**rate**(required)- the annual growth rate of the investment, CAGR.

**nper**(required) – number of payment periods in years.

**pmt**(required) – payment amount per period which is blank in this calculation.

**pv**(optional) – present value or initial investment amount.

**type**(optional)- 0 for payment due at the end of the payment period and 1 for payment due at the start of the period.

In this example, we’ll use the same data from example 1 to calculate the future value. In cell C10, we configured the following formula-

**=FV(C5,C6,,C4,0)
**

**Where,**

**C4**– initial investment/present value

**(PV)**

**C5**– compound annual growth rate

**(CAGR)**

**C6**– no of investment periods in years

**(n).**

**C7 –**payment per period which is

**empty**in this calculation.

**C8**– payment is due at the end of the period i.e., 0.

The following screenshot shows the output which is the same as the value we’ve got from the first example.

**Note**

- While calculating the future value using the
**FV**function, we used a negative sign before the present value**(pv)**argument. It is to return the future value**(fv)**as a positive If we use the pv argument without the negative sign, it’ll calculate the future value as negative.

- By default, the result shows as a number with decimal places. We can remove decimal places by following the steps below:

- Go to the
**Home**Tab. - Navigate to the
**Number**panel. - choose the
**Decrease Decimal**

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**Conclusion**

Now, we know how to find the future value for the known value of CAGR in Excel. Hopefully, it would encourage you to use this functionality more confidently. Any questions or suggestions don’t forget to put them in the comment box below.

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