9.2: Determining the Future (Maturity) Value
Determining the Future (Maturity) Value
The simplest future value scenario for compound interest is for all of the variables to remain unchanged throughout the entire transaction. To understand the derivation of the formula, continue with the following scenario. If $4000 was borrowed two years ago at 12% compounded semiannually, then a borrower will owe two years of compound interest in addition to the original principal of $4,000. That means PV = $4,000. The compounding frequency is semiannually, or twice per year, which makes the periodic interest rate [latex]i=\frac{I/Y}{C/Y}=\frac{12\%}{2}=6\%[/latex] . Therefore, after the first six months, the borrower has 6% interest converted to principal. This a future value, or FV, calculated as follows:
Principal after one compounding period (six months) = Principal plus interest
[latex]\begin{align} FV &=PV+{i}(PV)\\ &=\$ 4,000+0.06(\$ 4,000)\\ &=\$ 4,000+\$ 240=\$ 4,240 \end{align} \nonumber[/latex]
Now proceed to the next six months. The future value after two compounding periods (one year) is calculated in the same way.
Note that the equation [latex]FV = PV +i(PV)[/latex] can be factored and rewritten as [latex]FV = PV(1 +i)[/latex].
[latex]FV (after\;two\;compounding\;periods)[/latex]
[latex]= PV(1 +i) =$4,200(1 + 0.06) = $4,240(1.06) = $4,494.40[/latex]
Since the [latex]PV = $4,240[/latex] is the result of the previous calculation where [latex]PV(1 + i) = $4,240[/latex], the following algebraic substitution is possible:
[latex]FV (after\;two\;compounding\;periods)[/latex]
[latex]= PV(1 +i )(1 + i) = $4,000(1.06)(1.06) = $4200(1.06) = $4,494.40[/latex]
Simplifying algebraically, you get:
[latex]FV = PV(1 +i)(1 + i) = PV(1 +i)^2[/latex]
Do you notice a pattern? With one compounding period, the formula has only one [latex](1 + i)[/latex]. With two compounding periods involved, it has two factors of [latex](1 + i)[/latex]. Each successive compounding period multiplies a further [latex](1 + i)[/latex] onto the equation. This makes the exponent on the [latex](1 + i)[/latex] exactly equal to the number of times that interest is converted to principal during the transaction.
The Formula
First, you need to know how many times interest is converted to principal throughout the transaction. You can then calculate the future value. Use Formula 9.2A below to determine the number of compound periods involved in the transaction.
[latex]\colorbox{LightGray}{Formula 9.2A}\; \color{BlueViolet}{\text{Number of Compound Periods:}\;n=C/Y \times \text{(Number of Years)}}[/latex]
where,
C/Y is the number of compounding periods per year.
Once you know n, substitute it into Formula 9.2B, which finds the amount of principal and interest together at the end of the transaction, or the future (maturity) value, FV.
[latex]\colorbox{LightGray}{Formula 9.2B}\; \color{BlueViolet}{\text{Future (Maturity) Value:}\;FV=PV \times (1+i)^n}[/latex]
where,
PV is the resent value or principal. This is the starting amount upon which compound interest is calculated.
i is the periodic interest rate from Formula 9.1.
n is the number of compound periods from Formula 9.2A.
Important Notes
Calculating the Interest Amount (I):
In any situation of lumpsum compound interest, you can isolate the interest amount using the formula
[latex]I=FV−PV[/latex].
How It Works
Follow these steps to calculate the future value of a single payment:
Step 1: Calculate the periodic interest rate (i) using the formula
[latex]i=\frac{\text{Nominal Rate (I/Y)}}{\text{Compounds per Year (C/Y)}}[/latex]
Step 2: Calculate the total number of compound periods (n) using the formula
[latex]n=C/Y \times \text{(Number of years)}[/latex]
Step 3: Calculate the future value using the formula
[latex]FV=PV(1+i)^n[/latex]
Note: You will first need to calculate i and n using steps 1 and 2.
Your BAII Plus Calculator
We will be using the function keys that are presented in the third row of your calculator, known as the TVM row or (time value of money row). The five buttons located on the third row of the calculator are five of the seven variables required for time value of money calculations. This row’s buttons are different in colour from the rest of the buttons on the keypad.
The table below relates each button (variable) to its meaning.
Variable  Meaning 

N  Number of compounding periods 
I/Y  Interest rate per year (nominal interest rate). This is entered in percent form (without the % sign). For example, 5% is entered as 5. 
PV  Present value or principal 
PMT  Periodic annuity payment. For lump sum payments set this variable to zero. 
FV 
Future value or maturity value.

C/Y  Pressing 2ND key then I/Y will open the P/Y worksheet. P/Y stands for periodic payments per year and this will be covered in annuities. We only need to assign a value for C/Y as the calculation does not involve an annuity. We need to set payments per year (P/Y) to the same value as the number of compounding periods per year (C/Y) then press ENTER. When you scroll down (using the down arrow key), you will notice that C/Y will automatically be set to the same value. Pressing 2nd then CPT (Quit button) will close the worksheet. 
Cash Flow Sign Convention
Calculating FV (PV is given)
For investments: When money is invested (paidout), this amount is considered as a cashoutflow and this amount has to be entered as a negative number for PV.
For Loans: When money is received (loaned), this amount is considered as a cashinflow and this amount has to be entered as a positive number for PV.
Calculating PV (FV is given)
For investments: When you receive your matured investment at the end of the term this is considered as a cashinflow for you and the future value should be entered as a positive amount.
For Loans: When the loan is repaid at the end of the term this is considered as a cashoutflow for you and the future value should be entered as a negative amount.
Important Notes
When you compute solutions on the BAII Plus calculator, one of the most common error messages displayed is “Error 5.” This error indicates that the cash flow sign convention has been used in a manner that is financially impossible. Some examples of these financial impossibilities include loans with no repayment or investments that never pay out. In these cases, the PV and FV have been incorrectly set to the same cash flow sign.
BAII Plus Memory
Your calculator has permanent memory. Once you enter data into any of the time value buttons it is permanently stored until
 You override it by entering another piece of data and pressing the button;
 You clear the memory of the time value buttons by pressing 2nd CLR TVM before proceeding with another question; or
 The reset button on the back of the calculator is pressed.
Example 9.2.1: Making an Investment
If you invested $5,000 for 10 years at 9% compounded quarterly, how much money would you have? What is the interest earned during the term?
Solution:
Step 1: Given information:
PV = 5,000; I/Y = 9%; C/Y = 4
Step 2: Calculate the periodic interest rate, i.
[latex]i=\frac{I/Y}{C/Y}=\frac{9\%}{4}=2.25\%=0.0225[/latex]
Step 3: Calculate the total number of compoundings, n.
[latex]n=C/Y \times (\text{Number of Years})=4 \times 10=40[/latex]
Step 4: Solve for the future value, FV.
[latex]FV=\$5,\!000(1+0.0225)^{40}=\$12,\!175.94[/latex]
Step 5: Find the interest earned.
[latex]I=FVPV= \$12,\!175.94\$5,\!000=\$7,\!175.94[/latex]
Calculator instructions:
N  I/Y  PV  PMT  FV  P/Y  C/Y 

40  9  5,000  0  ?  12  12 
After 10 years, the principal grows to $12,175.94, which includes your $5,000 principal and $7,175.94 of compound interest.
Future Value Calculations with Variable Changes
What happens if a variable such as the nominal interest rate, compounding frequency, or even the principal changes somewhere in the middle of the transaction? When any variable changes, you must break the timeline into separate time fragments at the point of the change. To arrive at the solution, you need to work from left to right one time segment at a time using the future value formula.
How It Works
Follow these steps when variables change in calculations of future value based on lumpsum compound interest:
Step 1: Read and understand the problem. Identify the present value. Draw a timeline broken into separate time segments at the point of any change. For each time segment, identify any principal changes, the nominal interest rate, the compounding frequency, and the length of the time segment in years.
Step 2: For each time segment, calculate the periodic interest rate (i) using Formula 9.1.
Step 3: For each time segment, calculate the total number of compound periods (n) using Formula 9.2A.
Step 4: Starting with the present value in the first time segment (starting on the left), solve for the future value using Formula 9.2B.
Step 5: Let the future value calculated in the previous step become the present value for the next step. If the principal changes, adjust the new present value accordingly.
Step 6: Using Formula 9.2B calculate the future value of the next time segment.
Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you obtain the final future value from the final time segment.
Important Notes
The BAII Plus Calculator:
Transforming the future value from one time segment into the present value of the next time segment does not require reentering the computed value. Instead, apply the following technique:
 Load the calculator with all known compound interest variables for the first time segment.
 Compute the future value at the end of the segment.
 With the answer still on your display, adjust the principal if needed, change the cash flow sign by pressing the ± key, and then store the unrounded number back into the present value button by pressing PV. Change the N, I/Y, and C/Y as required for the next segment.
 Return to step 2 for each time segment until you have completed all time segments.
Concept Check
Example 9.2.2: Delaying a Facility Upgrade
Five years ago Coast Appliances was supposed to upgrade one of its facilities at a quoted cost of $48,000. The upgrade was not completed, so Coast Appliances delayed the purchase until now. The construction company that provided the quote indicates that prices rose 6% compounded quarterly for the first 1½ years, 7% compounded semiannually for the following 2½ years, and 7.5% compounded monthly for the final year. If Coast Appliances wants to perform the upgrade today, what amount of money does it need?
Solution:
The timeline below shows the original quote from five years ago until today.
Step 1: First time segment:
PV_{1} = $48,000; I/Y = 6%; C/Y = 4; Years = 2
[latex]i=\frac{I/Y}{C/Y}=\frac{6\%}{4}=1.5\%[/latex]
[latex]n =C/Y \times (\text{Number of Years})=4 \times 1.5=6[/latex]
Find FV_{1}
[latex]\begin{align} FV_1 &= PV_1(1 + i)^n\\ &= \$48,\!000 (1 + 0.015)^6\\ &= \$24,\!500(1.015)^6\\ &= \$52,\!485.27667 \end{align}[/latex]
This becomes PV_{2} for the next calculation in Step 2.
Step 2: Second line segment:
PV_{2} = FV_{1} = $52,485.27667; I/Y = 7%; C/Y = 2; Years = 2.5
[latex]i=\frac{I/Y}{C/Y}=\frac{7\%}{2}=3.5\%[/latex]
[latex]n =C/Y \times (\text{Number of Years})= 2 \times 2.5=5[/latex]
Find FV_{2}
[latex]\begin{align} FV_2 &= PV_2(1 + i)^n\\ &= \$52,\!485.27667 (1+0.035)^5\\ &= \$62,\!336.04435 \end{align}[/latex]
This becomes PV_{3} for the next calculation in Step 3.
Step 3: Third line segment:
PV_{3} = FV_{2} = $62,336.04435; I/Y = 7.5%; C/Y = 12; Years = 1
[latex]i=\frac{I/Y}{C/Y}=\frac{7.5\%}{12}=0.625\%[/latex]
[latex]n =C/Y \times (\text{Number of Years})= 12 \times 1=12[/latex]
Find FV_{3}
[latex]\begin{align} FV_3 &= PV_3(1 + i)^n\\ &= \$62,\!336.04435 (1+0.00325)^{12}\\ &= \$67,\!175.35 \end{align}[/latex]
The future value is $67,175.35.
Calculator instruction:
Step  N  I/Y  PV  PMT  FV  P/Y  C/Y 

1  6  6  48,500  0  ?  4  4 
2  5  7  52,485.27667  0  ?  2  2 
3  12  7.5  62,336.04435  0  ?  12  12 
Coast Appliances requires $67,175.35 to perform the upgrade today. This consists of $48,000 from the original quote plus $19,175.35 in price increases.
Example 9.2.3: Making an Additional Contribution
Two years ago Lorelei placed $2,000 into an investment earning 6% compounded monthly. Today she makes a deposit to the investment in the amount of $1,500. What is the maturity value of her investment three years from now?
Solution:
The timeline for the investment is below.
Step 1: First time segment:
PV_{1} = $2,000; I/Y = 6%; C/Y = 12; Years = 2
[latex]i=\frac{I/Y}{C/Y}=\frac{6\%}{12}=0.5\%[/latex]
[latex]n =C/Y \times (\text{Number of Years})=12 \times 2=24[/latex]
Find FV_{1}
[latex]\begin{align} FV_1 &= PV_1(1 + i)^n\\ &= \$2,\!000 (1 + 0.005)^24\\ &= \$2,\!000(1.005)^24\\ &= \$2,\!254.319552 \end{align}[/latex]
$2,254.319552 + $1,500 = $3,754.319552
This becomes PV_{2} for the second line segment in Step 2.
Step 2: Second line segment:
PV_{2} = FV_{1} = 3,754.319552; I/Y = 6%; C/Y = 12; Years = 3
[latex]i=\frac{I/Y}{C/Y}=\frac{6\%}{12}=0.5\%[/latex]
[latex]n =C/Y \times \text{(Number of Years)}= 12 \times 3=36[/latex]
Find FV_{2}
[latex]\begin{align} FV_2 &= PV_2(1 + i)^n\\ &= \$3,\!754.319552 (1+0.005)^{36}\\ &= \$4,\!492.72 \end{align}[/latex]
The future value is $4,492.72
Calculator instructions:
Step  N  I/Y  PV  PMT  FV  P/Y  C/Y 

1  24  6  2,000  0  ?  12  12 
2  36  6  3,754.319552  0  ?  12  12 
Three years from now Lorelei will have $4,492.72. This represents $3,500 of principal and $992.72 of compound interest.
Exercises
In each of the exercises that follow, try them on your own. Full solutions are available should you get stuck.
 Find the future value if $53,000 is invested at 6% compounded monthly for 4 years and 3 months. (Answer: $68,351.02)
 Find the future value if $24,500 is invested at 4.1% compounded annually for 4 years; then 5.15% compounded quarterly for 1 year, 9 months; then 5.35% compounded monthly for 1 year, 3 months. (Answer: $33,638.67)
 Nirdosh borrowed $9,300 4¼ years ago at 6.35% compounded semiannually. The interest rate changed to 6.5% compounded quarterly 1¾ years ago. What amount of money today is required to pay off this loan? (Answer: $12,171.92)
Timeline for exercise 3 is included in Solution to Exercises.
Image Descriptions
Figure 9.2.0: Picture of the BAII Plus calculator showing the “Frequency Functions”, and the “Time Value of Money Buttons”.[Back to Figure 9.2.0]
Figure 9.2.1: Timeline showing PV =$35,000 at Today (on the Left) with an arrow pointing to the end (on the Right) (10 years) where FV = ? and 9% quarterly throughout. [Back to Figure 9.2.1]
Figure 9.2.2: Timeline: PV_{1} = $48,000 at 5 years ago moving to 3.5 years ago at 6% quarterly to become FV_{1}. At 3.5 years ago, FV_{1} becomes PV_{2} which moves to 1 year ago at 7% semiannually to become FV_{2}. At 1 years ago, FV_{2} becomes PV_{3} which moves to Today at 7.5% monthly to become FV_{3} = ?. [Back to Figure 9.2.2]
Figure 9.2.3: Timeline: At 2 years ago, FV_{1} = $2,000 moves to Today at 6% monthly to become FV_{1}. At Today, there is a$1,500 deposit. At Today, FV_{1} becomes PV_{2} which moves to 3 years at 6% monthly to become FV_{2} = ?. [Back to Figure 9.2.3]