Waterfall Calculations


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In this on-demand webcast, Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, brings his prior commercial real estate experience to the forefront by walking you through assembling a waterfall calculation from scratch. He begins with a blank worksheet and details every input and formula. Waterfall calculations are used to allocate cash flow among two or more partners based on their agreed-upon return parameters. David covers such concepts as range names, although he provides cell-address references you can use in lieu of range names if you so desire. He contrasts using the IRR worksheet function versus the XIRR worksheet function for computing investment returns. Additional worksheet functions—MIN, ROUND, DATE, SUMIF, and others—are included in the discussion. Check figures are used extensively throughout the model to ensure data integrity. Check figures also empower users to easily follow the calculations through the tiers.