# Simple CashFlow Analysis

EE Pros,

I have a spreadsheet that is partially completed.  I'm trying to put together a simple "Cashflow" Analysis that includes a calculation for the Break Even Point and the Net Present Value in a 36 month Analysis.  I get the cash "benefits" in a yearly number that is then spread out based on the number/12 and then started in the benefit start month.

Take a look at the model and I think you will see what I'm attempting to accomplish.  Any help would be appreciated.  For the question, let's just do the Break Even Point calculation and then I'll ask another question if I need help with NPV.

Thank you in advance,

B.
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Solutions ConsultantCommented:
Bright01 - You did not add the attachment

Michael
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Michael,

Very sorry.  Here you go.

B.
Cashflow-Analysis.xlsm
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you should be able to use the following to return the period number of the break even point in your model:

=MATCH(0,F13:AP13,1)

Is this what you were looking for?

I have also included the discounted cash flow rates for present value calculations.
Cashflow-Analysis.xlsm
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The_Barman,

Thank you!  That is part of what I was looking for.  The other part, can you look at line 11 and see how I can make the logic for starting the benefits in the proper month?  My logic doesn't work in the model; although your formula does work for BEP.

Thank  you,

b.
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Please see the attached file.
I have removed the complicated formula and replaced with something a tad simpler.
Hopefully this makes some sense.
Cashflow-Analysis.xlsm
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Author Commented:
The_Barman,

Is there also a way to get 2 decimal point precision on the BEP instead of a whole number month (e.g. instead of 12, have it be 12.37 Mo.)?

B.
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Wow..... good and fast!  Yes.  That works! I'll author another question for the two decimal precision.

Thank you!

B.
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