The average compound growth rate is often calculated to determine the change in the value of a stock or property.
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HP 10b Calculator  Calculating Compound Growth Rate
Calculator symbol key
The procedures in this document use the following text to represent symbol keys:
Key

Description

Text Representation


colored key; shift key

SHIFT

To calculate the compound annual growth rate when the beginning and ending values are known:

Press 1, SHIFT, P/YR, 0, then PMT.

Key in the beginning value and press [+/], then PV.

Key in the ending value and press FV.

Key in the number of periods between the beginning and ending values and press N.

Press I/YR to calculate the compound annual growth rate.
To calculate the compound annual growth rate when multiple rates of return are involved:

Press 1, SHIFT, P/YR, 0, then PMT.

Key in the beginning value and press [+/], PV, then [+/]. (If the beginning value is not known, use $1.)

Add or subtract each year's return using the [%] key. Repeat step 3 for each rate of return.

When each rate of return has been included, press FV to store the sum.

Key in the number of years and press N.

Press I/YR to calculate the compound annual growth rate.
Example of calculating the periodic rate of appreciation
Ten years ago a home was purchased for $43,000. It recently sold for $89,800. What is the periodic rate of appreciation?
Keys

Display

Description

Press 1, SHIFT, then P/YR

1.00

Sets 1 period per year

Press 0, then PMT

0.00

Stores 0 in PMT

Press 43000 [+/], then PV

43,000.00

Stores beginning value

Press 89800, then FV

89,800.00

Stores ending value

Press 10, then N

10.00

Stores number of years

Press I/YR

7.64

Calculates annual appreciation rate

Example of calculating annual yield
What is the annual yield or compound growth rate of a fund that has had the following annual returns?

Year 1: 5 percent

Year 2: 15 percent

Year 3: 3 percent

Year 4: 8 percent
Keys

Display

Description

Press 1, SHIFT, then P/YR

1.00

Sets 1 period per year and stores 0 in PMT

Press 0, then PMT

0.00
 
Press 1 [+/], then PV

1.00

Stores $1 as initial investment

Press[+/]

1.00
 
Press [+], 5, [%], then [=]

1.05

Adds return for year 1

Press [+], 15, [%], then[=]

1.21

Adds return for year 2

Press [], 3, [%], then [=]

1.17

Subtracts return for year 3

Press [+], 8 [%], then [=]

1.26

Adds return for year 4

Press FV

1.26

Stores amount at end of term

Press 4, then N

4.00

Stores number of years

Press I/YR

6.05

Calculates annual yield

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