# ODDFPRICE Function in Excel

In this post, you will be guided through simple and easy-to-follow steps on how to use the ODDFPRICE function in Excel.

Microsoft Office Excel provides the ODDFPRICE function, which returns the price per \$100 face value of a security or a bond with an odd, irregular first period. Where the period may be a long or a short period.  It is a built – in function categorized under Financial Function in Excel.

## ODDFPRICE Syntax

`=ODDFPRICE(Settlement, Maturity, Issue, First_Coupon, Rate, Yld, Redemption, Frequency, [Basis])`

## The ODDFPRICE function and arguments

• Settlement (required) – Settlement date of the security.
• Maturity (required) – Maturity date of the security.
• Issue (required) – Issue date of the security.
• First_coupon (required) – First coupon date.
• Rate (required) – Annual coupon rate of security.
• yld (required) – Annual required rate of return.
• Redemption (required) – Redemption value per \$100 face value.
• Frequency (required) – Coupon payments per year (annual = 1, semiannual = 2; quarterly = 4).
• Basis (optional) – Day count basis (Default =0).

## How to use ODDFPRICE function in Excel?

• As said in the description, you need the values of all the above arguments to carry out the ODDFPRICE function and get the correct and desired price of the bond.
• Enter the arguments in the same order of the syntax, one below the other, in a similar way enter the values of each of the arguments in their corresponding adjacent cells in the worksheet, as shown in the picture below.
• Below the tabulated list of arguments, select a cell and enter “Price of the bond”, the cell to the right will display the value of the formula (making identification easier).
• When entering the formula, always start with the “=” operator. After entering the “=” operator enter ODDFPRICE to initiate the formula followed by an open parenthesis. Excel recognizes “=’ as the start of a formula, if not included, excel will not accept and evade the execution of the function.
• With the parenthesis open, select the first argument value. The position of the cell will be visible in the formula. According to the order of the syntax, the value of the argument must be selected followed by a comma. The change in color of the cells aids to identify the name and of the cells in the formula.
• To conclude, close the parentheses and click enter. The cell which contains the formula will display the price of the bond.