A method analysing investment opportunities in which annual cash flows are discounted and accumulated to arrive at their Present Value (PV). Also used as a basis in certain types of property valuations.

A method of evaluating a company by estimating future free cash flows that are available for disbursement or investment.

Discounted Cash Flow. A method of appraising investments which takes account of the value and timing of cash flows. Future cash flows are discounted back at an appropriate rate to calculate their present value.

Discounted cash flow. a valuation methodology whereby the present value of all future cash flows expected from a company is calculated.

Discounted cash flow. An investment appraisal technique which takes into account both the time value of money and also the total profitability of a project over a project's life.

discounted cash flow. The discounting of the projected net cash flows of a capital project to ascertain its present value, using a yield or internal rate of return (IRR), net present value (NPV) or discounted payback.

Discounted Cash Flow. A method of evaluating long-term projects that explicitly takes into account the time value of money.

Discounted Cash Flow. Estimated cash flow that factors in future revenues and expenditures to determine the intrinsic value of a business.

Discounted Cash Flow. A method to determine the cost of common equity component of return using a discounted stream of future cash dividends.

Discounted cash flow. A technique that gives the present value of an investment, and is used for calculating comparable evaluators for investments with future cash flows.

Discounted cash flow. Concept of relating future cash inflows and outflows over the life of a project or operation to a common base value thereby allowing more validity to comparison of projects with different durations and rates of cash flow.

Discounted cash flow. A method of calculating the present value of a future stream of income and capital (the "cash flow"). Discounted cash flow (DCF) is used to compare different expected rates of return on different projects or different potential outcomes within the same project. It is based on discounting back future flows of cash in order to find their Net Present Value (NPV).

Discounted Cash Flow. A method that provides for both the time value of money and the degree of risk associated with the realization of the benefits of a future cash stream. 1) The method of evaluating a long-term project by explicitly considering the time value of money. 2) The present value of a project, discounted by an appropriate discount rate.

See: Discounted cash flows.

Discounted cash flow. Future cash flows multiplied by discount factors to obtain present values.

Discounted Cash Flow. A method of evaluating an investment by estimating future cash flows and discounting them to the present by choosing a suitable discount rate.

Discounted Cash Flow. Discounted Cash Flow is the valuation of future cash flows in present value terms.

Discounted cash flow. A method of assessing the value of an investment based on predicted cash flows discounted to take account of the fact that a euro tomorrow is worth less than a euro today.

Acronym for Discounted Cash Flow - a common means of valuing companies involving forecasting the cash flows expected from a company in the future and discounting them back to today.

Discounted Cash Flow (cash in the future is worth less than cash now).

Discounted cash flow. When future cash flows are multiplied by a series of discount factors to arrive at a fair value to pay for a company's share, the process is called discounted cash flow method.