Hi all,

I am facing a problem in Excel that I am unable to solve for at least 3 days.

In my spreadsheet, I have some information and calculations regarding an asset. The structure follows as:

Purchase information

Then Initial Cash

Then expenses:

- Investment

- Debt

- Equity

- Acquisition cost

= Available post-investment

- Renewal Cost

= Available post Renewal

The problem occurs with the

1) Respect the renewal stand by, which means, the period that the asset can be renewed after it was purchased (input on AE10).

2) Then the formula on ROW18 has to look back at the ROW4 (new purchases) given the period it is inserted on AE10. For that, I used:

(INDIRECT(ADDRESS(ROW($B$4),MAX(COLUMN($C$3),D2-$AE$10+COLUMN($D$3)))). So, it either returns the cell X months ago or the value of 0, given this formula.

3) It also has to check if it attends financial conditions. If Available post-investment has cash enough to still fulfil the minimal cash need (AE5) + the number of purchases X months ago, multiplied by the individual cost of each of them (AE14). If it doesn't, it checks if the X months ago purchase was greater than 0, if it was, then it checks again if the financial constraints can renewal at least 1 asset. And return the cost of 1 asset renewal.

The problems are that 2) the formula seems a bit complicated, I am not sure if I can make it easier. And in 3) the formula only checks the cell - X months ago, but it should sum everything prior to this as well. Because maybe the financial constraints do not let to renew this month but would let in the next month if the purchased quantity could be carried forward.

Moreover, I only put the other option as 1 to renewal if financial constraint * the total value returned from 2), because I do not know a way of figuring out, the max that could be renewed, given the financial constraints, like a minimal multiple.

And once again, the entire formula looks way too complicated.

If someone can help me with this problem, it would be beyond explanation the amount of my gratitude.

PS: I am not sure how to update the file.

Many thanks,

Caio

I am facing a problem in Excel that I am unable to solve for at least 3 days.

In my spreadsheet, I have some information and calculations regarding an asset. The structure follows as:

Purchase information

Then Initial Cash

Then expenses:

- Investment

- Debt

- Equity

- Acquisition cost

= Available post-investment

- Renewal Cost

= Available post Renewal

The problem occurs with the

**renewal cost (ROW 18)**. To calculate if the company will renew the asset, it is necessary to attend some conditions.1) Respect the renewal stand by, which means, the period that the asset can be renewed after it was purchased (input on AE10).

2) Then the formula on ROW18 has to look back at the ROW4 (new purchases) given the period it is inserted on AE10. For that, I used:

(INDIRECT(ADDRESS(ROW($B$4),MAX(COLUMN($C$3),D2-$AE$10+COLUMN($D$3)))). So, it either returns the cell X months ago or the value of 0, given this formula.

3) It also has to check if it attends financial conditions. If Available post-investment has cash enough to still fulfil the minimal cash need (AE5) + the number of purchases X months ago, multiplied by the individual cost of each of them (AE14). If it doesn't, it checks if the X months ago purchase was greater than 0, if it was, then it checks again if the financial constraints can renewal at least 1 asset. And return the cost of 1 asset renewal.

The problems are that 2) the formula seems a bit complicated, I am not sure if I can make it easier. And in 3) the formula only checks the cell - X months ago, but it should sum everything prior to this as well. Because maybe the financial constraints do not let to renew this month but would let in the next month if the purchased quantity could be carried forward.

Moreover, I only put the other option as 1 to renewal if financial constraint * the total value returned from 2), because I do not know a way of figuring out, the max that could be renewed, given the financial constraints, like a minimal multiple.

And once again, the entire formula looks way too complicated.

If someone can help me with this problem, it would be beyond explanation the amount of my gratitude.

PS: I am not sure how to update the file.

Many thanks,

Caio