Calculating present value is a common task in finance. We can easily perform this calculation using **Microsoft Excel**. In this article, we will demonstrate **3** easy methods to calculate the present value of the lump sum in Excel. If you are also curious about it, download our practice workbook and follow us.

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## What Is Present Value?

**Present value** refers to the idea that the money today is worth more than the worth it will be in the future. To describe it another way, the value of money accepted in the future is less than the value of money received today.

The mathematical expression of present value is:

Here,

**FV**represents the**future value**,**i**stands for the**annual rate of interest**and**n**is the total number of the**annual period**.

## What Is Lump Sum?

Payments made in **lump sums** are often large sums that are paid in **one go** rather than as **installments**. In the context of loans, it is also called **bullet repayment**.

## 3 Easy Ways to Calculate Present Value of Lump Sum in Excel

To demonstrate the methods, we consider a simple dataset. Here, the name of the particulars and their notation are in the range of cells **B5:B9** and **C5:C9**, respectively. In addition, the value of the corresponding particulars is in the range of cells **D5:D8**. As we are estimating the present value of the lump sum, so there will be no payment. As a result, the value of the **Payment** or **PMT** is **Zero (0)**. We are going to show the value of **Present Value(PV)** in cell **D9**.

### 1. Using Conventional Formula

In this method, we will use a **conventional formula** to estimate the value of the present value. Here, we are going to use the general mathematical formula of the present value, which we mentioned earlier. The steps to calculate the present value of the lump sum are given below:

**📌 Steps:**

- First of all, select cell
**D9**. - After that, write down the following formula into cell
**D9**.

`=D7/((1+D6)^D5)`

- Then, press
**Enter**.

- You will get the present value of the lump sum.

Thus, we can say that our formula worked perfectly, and we are able to evaluate the present value of the lump sum in Excel.

**🔎 Interpretation of the Result**

Our determined present value of the lump sum is **$7,835.26**. It states that if today we deposit **$7,835.26** in any bank and if the bank will provide us with an annual rate of **5%** interest, then after **5** years, we will get **$10,000** from the return of the deposit.

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### 2. Applying PV Function for Annual Period

In the following method, we are going to use **the PV function** to estimate the present value of the lump sum. The steps of calculating the present value are given as follows:

**📌 Steps:**

- First, select cell
**D9**. - Now, write down the following formula into cell
**D9**.

`=PV(D6,D5,D8,D7)`

- After that, press
**Enter**.

- You will see the present value of the lump sum at the desired cell.

Hence, we can say that our formula worked precisely, and we are able to determine the present value of the lump sum in Excel.

**🔎 Interpretation of the Result**

The** PV** function returns us the present value of the lump sum –**$7,835.26**. As the function calculating the previous value of our future value, the present value shows a **negative** sign. The value states that if today we deposit **$7,835.26** in any bank and if the bank will provide us with an annual rate of **5%** interest, then after **5** years, we will get **$10,000** from the return of the deposit.

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### 3. Utilizing PV Function for Monthly Period

Like the previous method, we will use **the PV function** to get the present value of the lump sum. However, instead of the annual time period, we consider the time period in the month. The steps of estimating the present value are shown below:

**📌 Steps:**

- At first, we have to convert the monthly period into the annual period.
- For that, select cell
**D6**and write down the following formula into the cell.

`=D5/12`

- Now, press
**Enter**.

- You will get the monthly period into the annual period.
- Afterward, select cell
**D9**. - Then, write down the following formula into cell
**D9**.

`=PV(D7,D6,D9,D8)`

- Similarly, press
**Enter**.

- Finally, you will get the present value of the lump sum.

So, we can say that our formula worked successfully, and we are able to determine the present value of the lump sum in Excel.

**🔎 Interpretation of the Result**

The** PV** function returns us the present value of the lump sum –**$8,499.02**. As the function calculating the previous value of our future value, the present value shows a **negative** sign. The value states that if today we deposit **$$8,499.02** in any bank and if the bank will provide us with an annual rate of **5%** interest, then after **40 months **or** 3.33** **years**, we will get **$10,000** from the return of the deposit.

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## Conclusion

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