# How to calculate the NPV (Net present Value) in this question? [closed]

A company pays £1,200,000 to purchase a property. The company pays £30,000 at the end of each of the next six months to renovate the property. At the end of the eighth month the company sells the property for £1,500,000. The project’s cost of capital is an annual effective interest rate of 8%. What is the net present value of this project for the company?

What I tried- I know that NPV= Presnt value of sum of net cash flows-

below is the timeline for this cash flows

I am having problem in calculating the present value of 30,000.

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• Are you saying that you expect the answer to be 30k or that you are having trouble understanding how to calculate the PV of the 30k annuity ? – ApplePie Mar 27 '16 at 17:48
• How to calculate: You will need to calculate the discount factors for end of each month based on the 8% interest rate and choice of compounding (simple, compound, continuous). Then each payment will have NPV of the discount factor multiplied by payment (each payment of 30K will have different NPV). NPV of project will just be the sum of all discounted values. NPV comes to about 46K – compilation-error Mar 27 '16 at 18:45
• @AlexandreP.Levasseur yes how to calculate pv of 30K? – RajSharma Mar 27 '16 at 23:41
• @Romeet Could you please post the solution? – RajSharma Mar 27 '16 at 23:42
• Well... @AlexandreP.Levasseur's answer is pretty much the direction you would take to solve this. In case it helps clarify the concepts, look at this short but succinct example: quant.stackexchange.com/a/17354/13610 – compilation-error Mar 28 '16 at 0:49

=(1+0.08/12)^A2-1