Discounted Cash Flow is a tool that can be used to determine whether an investment is worth investing in. It can be used when looking to invest in projects, assets, stocks or any investment that produces a cash flow.
The method of calculation is based on projected future cash flows discounted to take into account the time value of money. The time value of money operates under the assumption that £1 today is worth more than £1 in the future if money today can earn interest.
Receiving cash flow as cash after 1 year is not as valuable as getting the money today as it won’t have had the benefit of a year’s interest from investment so needs to be discounted in order to accurately reflect its current day value.
DCF= CF1/(1+r) + CF2/(1+r)2+ CF3/(1+r)3+....CFn/(1+r)n
DCF = Discounted Cash Flow
CFn = Projected cash flow where n=year (1,2...n)
r = Discount rate (e.g. a rate of 5% gives r=0.05)
Discounted Cash Flow works by calculating the present value of an investment using discounted projected future cash flows to determine whether the investment is worthwhile.
To use this method, the investor must be able to make reasonably accurate estimates regarding future cash flows and also be able to choose a discount rate that will accurately reflect the time value of money for the period that the investment will be in operation.
The present value of the discounted cash flow calculated will likely be higher or lower than the initial investment therefore providing the investor with a valuable measure regarding the profitability of moving forward with an investment project.
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