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Future Value (FV) of an Annuity Calculator

Future Value of an Annuity Calculator


What is a Future Value (FV) of an annuity?

Future value (FV) of an annuity is a financial calculation used when determining the value after a specific amount of time of an set of annuity payments that occur each compounding period.
As this calculator is structured to parallel the results of a financial calculator, inputs and outputs will be similar – for example, a negative present value (or payment) means an outflow as opposed to a directly negative number.

How is the Future Value of an Annuity calculated?

The Future Value of an annuity is calculated through a financial formula used with the time value of money.
text{Future Value} = text{Annuity Payment} times frac{(1 + text{Interest Rate})^text{Number of Periods} - 1}{text{Interest Rate}}

Example

We will receive $100 each year for the next 12 years. The interest rate at the moment is 2.2% compounded annually. What is the future value of this annuity after the 12th compounding period?
text{Future Value} = -100 times frac{(1 + 0.022)^12 - 1}{0.022}
text{Future Value} = -100 times frac{(1.022)^12 - 1}{0.022}
text{Future Value} = -100 times frac{1.29840671 - 1}{0.022}
text{Future Value} = -100 times frac{0.29840671}{0.022}
text{Future Value} = -100 times 13.56394136
text{Future Value} = -1356.39

What are periods?

Periods are the number of times that compounding (and payments) take place.

What is the rate?

The rate is the amount of interest earned per compounding period.

What is Payment (PMT)?

A payment is an amount either deposited or withdrawn at each compounding period. A negative number designates an amount that is deposited, while a positive one withdrawn. For example, if $100 is deposited each compounding period, it would be entered as '-100', while if $75 was payed out each compounding period, it would be entered as '75'.