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present value

[′prez·ənt ′val·yü]
(mining engineering)
The sum of money which, if expended on a mine for purchase, development, and equipment, would produce over the life of the mine a return of the original investment plus a commensurate profit.
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To briefly summarize Fuller's main point: the net present value criterion demonstrates that there is a "switching" from one type of investment project to another as interest rates change.
However, if we include the insight that "[competition between investors creates a tendency for the net present value of an investment project to equal zero" (Fuller, 2013, p.
It will depend on the interest rate, and the Net Present Value (NPV) of the project with greater present value will be zero, while the less valuable project's NPV will be negative.
Net present value analysis closely matches the criteria that governments implicitly use when making long-term decisions--meaning that it gives a lower value to dollars in the future.
Instead of simply adding together each year's cost or benefit, net present value analysis first converts the value of future costs and benefits to their actual value today.
To convert future dollars to present dollars, net present value analysis uses a number called a "discount rate.
The last comparison of Table 4 is between the net present values of a project in the developed areas, and a project located in the underdeveloped area that enjoys three tax concessions i.
In order to find the nature of investment the basic investment appraisal criterion, the Net Present Value of the discounted revenue streams, will be used.
The Austrian school advances the present value approach to economic calculation in which the net present value is used to rank investment projects.
Rothbard calls the net present value (NPV) the entrepreneurial profit.
Thus, order frequency drives the net present value of an online grocery customer to $909 over a four-year time period, according to study data.
pre-tax net present value (PV-10) from $168 million at year-end 1997 to $140 million on December 31, 1998.