The Excel Pricemat function calculates the price, per $100 face value of a security that pays interest at maturity.
The syntax of the function is:
Where the arguments are as follows:
|settlement||-||The settlement date of the security (i.e. the date that the coupon is purchased).|
|maturity||-||The maturity date of the security (i.e. the date that the coupon expires).|
|issue||-||The issue date of the security.|
|rate||-||The security's interest rate at the date of issue.|
|yld||-||The security's annual yield.|
An optional integer argument which specifies the financial day count basis that is used by the security. Possible values are:
The financial day count basis rules are explained in detail on the Wikipedia Day Count Convention page
Note that the date arguments must satisfy the following:
Warning: If you supply text representations of dates to Excel functions, the interpretation of these can vary, depending to the date system and date interpretation settings on your computer. Therefore, the settlement, maturity and issue arguments should be entered into the Pricemat function as either:
|4||=PRICEMAT( B1, B2, B3, 4.5%, 2.5% )|
The above Pricemat function returns the value 107.1704545.
I.e. the price of security with the above terms would be $107.17.
Note that, in the above example:
For further examples of the Excel Pricemat function, see the Microsoft Office website.
If you get an error from the Pricemat function, this is likely to be one of the following: