## What is Net Present Value

Net Present Value helps you estimate the current value of a stream of cash flows or a future payment.

Net present value is the present value of the cash flows at the required rate of return of your project compared to your initial investment. Present value, also called present discounted value, is a very important financial concept, since it is used to price many things like loans, bonds, stocks but also mortgages.

The economy is based on performing future value calculations. Your money is worth more in the present than in the future, because it can be invested to earn a return. Present value is thereful useful when you need to estimate what number you need to invest now in order to meet a certain future goal. Like buying a home or a new car.

## How do I add a Net Present Value calculator to my website?

This template demonstrates a very basic NPV calculator. But it does not have to stop there. ConvertCalculator allows you to build the most complex financial calculators for your website. With our drag-and-drop builder the easy things are easy and the comlex things are possible. Looking at the NPV calculator, you can add complexity like alternative compounding periods (daily, monthly, yearly), or go so far to create a calculator to find the present value of annuities due, ordinary regular annuities, growing annuities or perpetuities.

We’ve designed many different calculator templates to get you started. If you see a calculator you like, just click on ‘Start this template’ and you can start editing and customize it to your liking.

Once you’ve opened up our calculator builder, it’s pretty similar to using a website builder. It doesn’t require you to know how to code and you can just drag and drop different form elements with your mouse. All you’ll need is the ability to edit the HTML code of your website so you can add the calculator widgets you’ve created.