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IRR Calculation Spreadsheet

IRR Calculation Spreadsheet

IRR Calculation Spreadsheet

Does anyone have an Excel Spreadsheet that can be used to perform "Rate of Return" calculations for capital projects?

Or know where I can go to get one?

Thanks in advance!

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RE: IRR Calculation Spreadsheet

Have you looked at IRR, XIRR, and MIRR in Excel "Help"?

RE: IRR Calculation Spreadsheet


Select "Insert" and click on "Function..."  This will bring up a list of functions you can use.  IRR, XIRR, and MIRR are all listed here.

Good luck!


RE: IRR Calculation Spreadsheet

Sorry for not explaining myself properly.

I'm looking for a spreadsheet, already completed, where I can input a series of annual costs, and a series of derived savings in other cells for a lets say a 10 year period.
Then it will calculate a project IRR.

RE: IRR Calculation Spreadsheet


In an excel spreadsheet...
1) Input your total costs for the project in one column (lets say column "A").
2) Input your income (derived savings etc...) for the project (lets say column "B")
3) Set up a column that adds the total costs and the total savings per year ("C1" = "A1" - "B1", "C2" = "A2" - B2", etc...).
4) Click on the cell where you want your IRR calculated
5) Enter "=IRR(" (without the quotes) and then highlight the total costs + total savings column and hit enter.


RE: IRR Calculation Spreadsheet

Thanks for the assistance.

RE: IRR Calculation Spreadsheet


Just a comment that IRR for investments is a misleading figure. The discount rate that we use is lower than the IRR. The correct justification would be to look at NPV. Net Present Value.

Some look at payback period.
Some lookat IRR
Some look at NPV.

I think NPV is more accurate for Investment analysis.

Just a comment.

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