# Calculate CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Rate) using Excel [Formulas]

For example, if a village ended the year with a population of , then the final value is But interesting application nevertheless.

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But interesting application nevertheless. How does it handle negative values? As you know the IRR doesn't handle negatives very well, sometimes producing two or more solutions to the same problem. I always use the full mathematical formula and have never considered the notion of using an Excel formula as an alternative. So much for shortcuts. If ACME had negative sales that would probably be a signal to avoid them.

Grow sales faster than your world i. Hi, Cagr could be used only for those parameters, where you are having a kind of closing stock.

But in calculating the growth rate of Gross State Domestic Product and such a kind of parameters, then this formula could not be used.

Only mere arithmetic average could be used. Any comments, chandoo, Am I correct. Hi, Chandoo, could i expect your views on my point above about using arithmetic average for gsdp. Please review the use of cagr in gsdp. The gross value added from each sector for the year only has been taken in to the calculation of GSDP. There is no opening stock or closing stock to brought forward in such case. So, only arithmetic mean, that is the growth rate of each year divided by the no of years is the possible way, as far as i know.

Very beautiful, but can further explain how to calculate a compound monthly growth rate CMGR. The Compound Growth Rate of this calculated index, calculated using the Logest function as I suggested in above comments, will be the same as if you had all the actual values. I assume the other calculation methods would work as well. Sometimes you might feel that CAGR is not an effective way of calculating the growth.

I beg to differ with Umesh. I beleive that all the points in a trend are relevant. Would you rather have a business with periodic revenues of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or a stock with periodic revenues 10, 5, 20, 10, 5, 30?

Some may like the roller coaster but others get sick. Ignoring intermediate points is quick and easy but ignores both cummulative revenues and very important volatility. Bob - I was very happy to find your comments here.

I've been warning folks for years about the pitfalls of the CAGR in terms of expressing historical trends, and it's nice to happen upon the same arguments by an independent source. I've just started a blog about analyzing industries and markets, and I cover the topic here: Bob - this is a better link: In many instances calculating a point to point CAGR can be very misleading. The "starting" point is annual sales for a product.

The number is not negative, how do I keep the number positive in the spreadsheet, yet use the RATE function? I tried putting in a negative sign in the formula and it didn't work I had to change the first sales figure to a negative number.

The negative sign has to be in front of the pv argument. So if your starting point value is in cell A2 then the formula should be RATE number of periods , , -A2 ,ending value. If your values are in A2: Then the formula would be: Here is a questions. In other words, would it work in the example below. What is the Annualized return I received? I was confused on one of the explanation given in other website but chandu is very nice to explain.

Calculated LOGEST on the below 2 different sets of data difference being value for the 3rd year is 10 vs , however result is exactly same That value is the population, revenue, or whatever metric you're considering at the end of the period. Determine the number of years. Since you're measuring the growth rate for a series of years, you'll need to know the number of years during the period.

For example, if you want to measure the annual revenue growth of a company between and , then the number of years is - or 4. Calculate the annual growth rate. What's the annual growth rate? Enter the values above into the growth rate formula to find the answer: What is the percentage increase or decrease in revenue? Not Helpful 13 Helpful If my house value doubled in 12 years, what was the percentage rate growth each year?

Calculate that by using the "Rule of 72": Divide 72 by the number of years it takes an investment to double in value, and that is the compound rate of growth over the period of time applied.

Not Helpful 0 Helpful 3. How can I calculate the percentage of population change in the decade? Take the population at end of the decade. Subtract it from population at beginning of decade. That is the total population change. Convert to a percentage. Divide the population change by the population at beginning of the decade.

Not Helpful 8 Helpful To the power of. It's a common way to write out powers when a number can't be formatted as a superscript. Not Helpful 2 Helpful 6. How did it go from 6. Can you please clarify? This is how you get to 1. In second column, I give rating to me e. I want to sum my rating only past 5 days but when last 5 day rating is less than 2, then add one more day.

In my experience you should never use fixed numbers in your formulas because it leeds to simple mistakes For example in the power formula you should use:. Thank you for your comment. Right, the data is for 6 years, which makes 5 periods. Below is the problem that I already know the answer of 7. Thanks for any help. Kindly CAGR procedure for investment in different date and value i. Date Invest - - - - Sir how to calculate CAGR when starting four years value are zero and the no.

I need to calculate the rate of return on regular monthly savings in excel. Have tried the RATE formula but its not giving me the correct answer. The example I have used is:. This comprehensive set of time-saving tools will help you accomplish any task impeccably without errors or delays. These 8 tools will boost your inbox productivity and simplify your emailing routine. The compound growth rate is a better measure because of the following reasons: However, it totally ignores the compounding effects and therefore the growth of an investment can be overestimated.

Compound annual growth rate CAGR is a geometric average that represents the rate of return for an investment as if it had compounded at a steady rate each year. In other words, CAGR is a "smoothed" growth rate that, if compounded annually, would be equivalent to what your investment achieved over a specified period of time. BV - Beginning value of the investment EV - Ending value of the investment n - Number of periods like years, quarters, months, days, etc.

Just specify the following values in your worksheet: If the output value displays as a decimal number, apply the Percentage format to the formula cell.

August 6, at 8: Can you you help me in this. August 9, at For example in the power formula you should use: B7 -1 and the result is August 9, at 1: Hello Rado, Thank you for your comment. August 10, at