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Discounted cash flow

In the field of finance a discounted cash flow (DCF) is the product of:

Discounted cash flows are generally considered to be additive[?].

Future cash flows are discounted in order to express their present values, in order to properly determine the value of a company or project under consideration (see capital budgeting[?]) as a whole.

DCF methods include:

See also: Economic value added



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