Valuation Models

# How to Calculate Terminal Value in Excel for Stock Market Investing

Thu Mar 09 2023
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## Understanding Terminal Value in Stocks

Terminal value refers to a value used to estimate the future cash flows of a company beyond the explicit forecast period in a discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis. Typically, this value is calculated by applying a multiple to the last forecast period’s cash flow or by using a perpetuity growth model. Terminal value represents the value of the company beyond the forecast period and encompasses all future expected cash flows assuming that the firm will operate at a similar rate of return in a stable environment.

## Calculating Terminal Value in Excel

To calculate the terminal value in Excel, you can use the present value of a perpetuity formula. You need to know the expected future cash flow, the required rate of return, and the expected lifespan of the project. First, enter the expected future cash flow, the required rate of return, and the expected life of the project. Next, calculate the terminal value using the formula PV = CF/(1+r)^n, where CF is the expected future cash flow, r is the required rate of return, and n is the project life. Finally, enter the formula, and the terminal value will be displayed on the spreadsheet.

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Relevant MarketXLS functions related to terminal value and stock valuation include:

Function Title Function Example
Profit Margin (Last Quarter) =hf_Profit_Margin(“MSFT”,2022)- Returns the value for the year 2022.
=hf_Profit_Margin(“MSFT”,2022,2)- Returns the value for the year 2022 and the calendar quarter 2
=hf_Profit_Margin(“MSFT”,2022,3,”TTM”)- Returns the value for the year 2022 and trailing twelve months from the calendar quarter
=hf_Profit_Margin(“MSFT”,”lq”) – Returns the value for the last quarter
=hf_Profit_Margin(“MSFT”,”lq-1″)-Returns the value for the last quarter-1
=hf_Profit_Margin(“MSFT”,”ly”) – Returns the value for the last year
=hf_Profit_Margin(“MSFT”,”ly-1″) – Returns the value for the last year – 1
=hf_Profit_Margin(“MSFT”,”lt”) – Returns the value for the last 12 months.
=hf_Profit_Margin(“MSFT”,”lt-1″) – Returns the value for the previous last 12 months.
5 Year Return =StockReturnFiveYears(“MSFT”) – Returns the total stock return for MSFT for the given period
=StockReturnFiveYears(“MSFT”,”total”) – Returns the total stock return for MSFT for the given period
=StockReturnFiveYears(“MSFT”,”price) – Returns the price return for MSFT for the given period
Enterprise Value =EnterpriseValue(“MSFT”)
Market Cap =marketcap_real_time(“MSFT”)

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## Conclusion

In conclusion, understanding terminal value is an essential part of stock valuation, and MarketXLS offers a wide range of powerful tools and functions to help traders and investors make informed decisions.

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