# XNPV

The XNPV function returns the net present value of an investment for payments or incomes at irregular intervals.

Use XNPV when you discount non-periodic cash flows.

XNPV is part of the set of financial functions that Sigma supports.

## Syntax

`XNPV(rate, values, dates)`

The XNPVΒ function syntax has the following arguments:

rate
Required
The discount rate of the cash flows
To use 20%, use the value 0.2.
values
Required
A series of cash flows that corresponds to a schedule of payments, in dates.Β
The first payment is optional and corresponds to a cost or payment that occurs at the beginning of the investment. If the first value is a cost or payment, it must be a negative value. The function discounts the succeeding payments based on a 365-day year. The series of values must contain at least one positive value and one negative value.
dates
Required
A schedule of payment dates that corresponds to the cash flow payments.
The first payment date is the beginning of the schedule of payments. All other dates must be later than this date, but they may occur in any order.

The general formula for the XNPV function is:

## Example

`XNPV(.20, \[Values\], \[Dates\])`

Calculates the net present value of cash flows of Values made on corresponding Dates, with a discount rate of 20%.

For the following list of values and dates, the XNPV would be \$18,392.

Values
(-6380, 9680, -1000, -9680, 1000, 2340, 1000, -2500, 5200, 2300, 4400, 5060, 5760, 6360)
Dates
(03/28/2021, 07/28/2021, 08/27/2021, 08/29/2021, 09/28/2021, 09/30/2021, 10/19/2021, 11/01/2021, 12/03/2021, 01/02/2022, 02/02/2022, 03/02/2022, 04/01/2022, 04/31/2022)

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