The NPER function is similar to both the Future Value and Present Value functions. But the difference is that the NPER formula will be returning the quantity of an investment, using the periodic, consistent payment and interest rate.
The NPER has different parameters, which are interest rate, PMT, followed by the present value (pv), then future value (fv), and finally the type.
Rate: This is an interest rate for every period, and a required part of the nper formula. Pmt: The payment that is made for respective period. This will not change over life of annuity. It is typical for the pmt to contain both interest and principal, but there isn't any taxes or fees included in it.
PV: This is known as the present value/lump-sum amount that the series of payment of future currently worth.
FV: This is either the future value or cash balance that is desired to be attain when final payment has been made. It is optional, and if it has been omitted, then it would assumable a value of 0.
Type: This can either be 0 or 1, and it is an indication of when all the payments are due.
Example 1: Simple NPER Formula
The example is based on finding a solid NPER of the investment that we are about to make, so we can fully comprehend how the whole situation would work. This is something that would work with a full understanding of the formula, and we are getting the answer that we strive after with the formula.
Example 2: Complete NPER Formula
The investment is going quite good, and we needs to know about the future value. This is a follow up to the previous example, and requires having a full formula in comparison to the previous example, and we are going to use the same data as previous one, so you could see the differences between the results. The example is about knowing the benefits of our investments, and how it would affect the ways that we are planning the executions of additional plans.
Example 3: NPER Formula with Bigger than Symbol
The formula in this example includes using a mathematic symbol that will be beneficial in the long run. It is possible to make it possible to know how it will go when the rate is bigger than 10 percent. This example clarifies the possibilities of having a solid information about the number of investments when the rate is including such mathematical symbol. One great thing about this formula is that it provides the possibilities of knowing exactly how the mathematic symbol affects the outcome.
Example 4: Usage of Formula with Future Value Increment
The formula is going to have a very specific formula that also include the increment of a future value. In this example, we would like to know how many times we needs to make an investment when we expect the future value to increase by 50%, and how it would affect the business deal and its overall performance.
Example 5: A Formula with both NPER & AND
This example is a complete understanding of the formula, and we are going to use both NPER & AND for successfulness of acknowledging the information about how many times we will be making an investment when using two formulas simultaneously.
Example 6: Additional Percentage with AND
In this example, we want to add some percentages to the current value, under circumstances that the business needs to add 12% to the current value, because we have accepted a customized deal with a company that is asking for 12 percent interest rate of the current value. This is where the NPER formula would be an excellent formula for acknowledging how many times the business needs to add the investment into its overall performance.
Example 7: NPER with Texts
The example is about clarifying that under the circumstances that we have already labeled the cells with texts, to make it more understanding for us to understand which part of the formula the cell is talking about, even after some time has passed by, and we might have forgotten about what part of parameters belong to where in the NPER formula.
Example 8: Simultaneously Using NPER with SUM
This example is using both the NPER and OR formulas simultaneously to find out how many times the company needs to perform the investments for it to successfully achieve a goal that has been set for the business. We have set a flexible rates for the business, and we would like to know how we would be making the investments.
Example 9: Numeric NPER Formula
This is a more complicated formula, and we need to have a numeric formula of the NPER formula to get the answer that we are looking for with the formula. We want to make some evaluations, which is why we are rather having this kind of formula.
Example 10: Understanding Usage of NPER Formula with another Spreadsheet
There are many different reasons that you'd might needs to have the NPER formula on another spreadsheet. But in this example, we are using a different spreadsheet, because we would like to have a full understanding of how many times we need to perform the investment for it to yield us the estimated future value, and we are using a different spreadsheet for it.