# Discounted cash flow (DCF)

The net present value (NPV) is a cash flow in the future, representing a value in the present, using a discount rate.
This calculation is widely used by investors in order to select the most profitable investments.
In this case, the first event is always represented by a disbursement. It is also used in decisions maker to buy,
finance or rent a property etc.

To calculate a discounted cash flow, enter the values in chronological order of events, separated by commas and
the discount rate, corresponding to periodicity of flow. For example, for annual periods, monthly, etc., corresponds to
the annual discount rate, monthly, etc.

Disbursements or out-flows should be entered with negative sign.

When, in the same period occur inputs and outputs of resources, enter the net value.

Type (0) zero in the corresponding periods when there is no event.

Use the point as a decimal separator. Ex 2,533.34 enter: **2533.34 **. The results are automatically
displayed after the click on "**Calculate**".

**Note:** The accuracy of the calculator and its applicability to
particular cases is not guaranteed. The assistance, customized by qualified professional is recommended.

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