Questions answered in this chapter:
How can I find the IRR of cash flows?
Does a project always have a unique IRR?
Are there conditions that guarantee a project will have a unique IRR?
If two projects each have a single IRR, how do I use the projects’ IRRs?
How can I find the IRR of irregularly spaced cash flows?
What is the MIRR and how do I compute it?
The net present value (NPV) of a sequence of cash flows depends on the interest rate (r) used. For example, if you consider cash flows for Projects 1 and 2 (see the worksheet IRR in the file IRR.xlsx, shown in Figure 9-1), you find that for r=0.2, Project 2 has a larger NPV, and for r=0.01, Project 1 has a larger NPV. When you use NPV to rank investments, the outcome ...