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Net Present Value

4 May, 2015 - 11:38

Net present value (NPV) or net present worth (NPW) 1 is defined as the total present value (PV) of a time series of cash flows. It is a standard method for using the time value of money to appraise long-term projects. Used for capital budgeting, and widely throughout economics, it measures the excess or shortfall of cash flows, in present value terms, once financing charges are met.

See discounted cash flow