Estimating the Value of Delaying an Investment Project

Calculate the value of the option to delay

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This model calculates the value of the optino to delay an invesment project It is useful for investment and project management.

Users must define the following inputs:
1. Present cash flow from investing in the project
2. Annualizd standard deviation
3. Initial investment needed to take project
4.Number of years you have rights to project

Note: this model is being shared with the authorization of Professor Aswath Damodaran from NYU Stern Business School (

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Further information

- Stock price
- Strike price
- Expiration
- T. Bond rate
- Variance
- Annualized dividend yield
- Value of the option to delay

Useful for a range of investment projects where inputs are defined


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