Returns the future value (FV) of an initial investment, based on a constant interest rate and payment amount for the number of periods in months.


FV ( payment ; interestRate ; periods )


payment - payment to be made per period

interestRate - interest rate per period

periods - number of periods

Data type returned 


Originated in version 

6.0 or earlier


Use this function to calculate FV. For example, you can calculate how much you'll earn on an investment in which you pay $50 a month for 60 months at a 6 percent annual interest rate.


  • When interestRate is 0, this function returns the result of payment * periods.
  • The FV function doesn't account for the present value of your investment, and it assumes that payment is made at the end of each period.


Example 1 

FV(50;.11/12;5 * 12) returns 3975.90398429....

FV(2000;.12;30) + 5000 * (.12 + 1) ^ 30 returns 632464.97928640....

FV(500;.11/5;60) returns 61141.65130790....