Cash Flow Analysis

Allows you to enter (or import from your planEASe Basic Analysis with the File/Import menu option here) a cash flow stream together with the dates of receipt or disbursement, and display/report the discounting process used to compute the IRR, MIRR, and/or NPV resulting from those cash flows. Cash flows you enter or import may be saved and opened in later sessions by using the File/Save and File/Open menu options. You may also 'combine' cash flows from different analyses to produce the IRR/NPV of the combined analyses. The methodology used here is the same as the XIRR or XNPV in Excel.



Cash Flow Analysis

This function allows you to enter (or import from your planEASe analysis with the File/Import menu option) a cash flow stream together with the dates of receipt or disbursement, and display/report the discounting process used to compute the IRR, MIRR, and/or NPV resulting from those cash flows. Cash flows you enter or import may be saved and opened in later sessions by using the File/Save and File/Open menu options. This screen shows the before debt cash flows imported from the analysis of the Los Amigos Apartments. Note the cash flows are monthly, even though planEASe is in Yearly mode. Cash flows are always imported in the underlying monthly mode, no matter what time period is currently being viewed.

Since this function accepts dates for the cash flows, it's clear that it is NOT limited to equally spaced cash flows (as are spreadsheet programs and calculators). Because real life investments rarely throw off cash in equally spaced time periods, this is a real convenience (if not a necessity). This is just one of the conveniences in this software versus calculators and/or spreadsheets. Other advantages include easy save and retrieval, comments associated with each cash flow, customization of measures and parameters, verification reports, et cetera.

Cash Flow Entry

You can enter your own cash flows into the Cash Flow Grid at the center of the screen. You must enter them sequentially, row by row, and you may not skip rows. When you are in the Cash Flow Date column (mm/dd/yy), entering the letter w, m, q, s, a, or y will enter a date of next week (w), month (m), quarter (q), half year (s), or year (a or y), as measured from the date in the row above the cursor. Entering a plus (+) or minus (-) sign adds or subtracts one day to or from the date shown. When you are in the Cash Flow column, entering either the quote mark (") or the apostrophe (') enters the dollar amount from the row above, so constant cash flow streams are easily entered.

If you want to Insert a new Cash Flow in the middle of an existing stream, put the cursor in the row below the row you want to insert and choose the Edit/Insert Row menu option (or Ctrl-I). Delete a row with the Edit/Delete Row menu option (or Ctrl-D).

We do not compute an IRR or an MIRR where the total of the cash flows is negative (you lose money). In such cases, these rates are shown as "Zero or Less". Likewise, we don't compute rates of return above 999.9% ... such rates are simply shown as "Above 1,000%". In the incredibly unusual case where multiple positive IRR's are defined, we report the lowest positive rate.

Measure View

For any Cash Flow stream, you may view the IRR, MIRR, or NPV of the stream by clicking the corresponding view. The Discount Rate (NPV), Safe Rate (MIRR), and Reinvestment Rate (MIRR) can be edited by clicking on the rate (shown in the window below the Measure View frame when and if these measures have been requested).

File/Print Menu Option

allows you to print "Verification Reports" for any and all of the computations shown on the screen. Report Commentary is automatically generated to explain the measure being verified, and you may edit the commentary if you want.

File/Save and Save As Menu Options

allow you to save all the relevant information about the cash flows for retrieval at a later time.

File/Import Menu Option

This option allows you to import the cash flows from the planEASe Assumption Set currently being processed into this Cash Flow Analysis function, so that you may produce Verification Reports for these cash flows. Since planEASe IRR, MIRR and NPV calculations are always based on monthly cash flows, this function will import the monthly cash flows no matter what time period you are currently viewing. Requesting this menu option displays a Cash Flow Import Options dialog box allowing you to set: Cash Flow Analysis

To just import the current assumption set, click OK. Clicking the Combine Cash Flows button brings up a new box that allows you to choose additional files to import, as shown below.

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Click the Browse button to choose an additional file.

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Choose a file you want to combine, and click Open. Repeat the process to add more files.

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Clicking Run imports the requested cash flows, placing them in the Cash Flow Grid, and computing the specified measure. When cash flows have been imported, they may be edited, saved, reported, et cetera, just as if you had entered them from scratch.

Cash Flow Analysis

Allows you to enter (or import from your planEASe Basic Analysis with the File/Import menu option here) a cash flow stream together with the dates of receipt or disbursement, and display/report the discounting process used to compute the IRR, MIRR, and/or NPV resulting from those cash flows. Cash flows you enter or import may be saved and opened in later sessions by using the File/Save and File/Open menu options. You may also 'combine' cash flows from different analyses to produce the IRR/NPV of the combined analyses. The methodology used here is the same as the XIRR or XNPV in Excel.

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