# Why do we calculate CAGR?

## Why do we calculate CAGR?

Why is CAGR used? CAGR eliminates the effects of volatility on periodic investments. You may use CAGR to determine the performance of an investment over a time period of around three to five years. CAGR shows the geometric mean return while also accounting for compound growth.

What does 3 year CAGR mean?

Compound Annual Growth Rate
The Sales 3 Year Compound Annual Growth Rate, or CAGR, measures the growth rate in sales over the longer run.

How do you calculate compound annual growth?

To calculate compound annual growth rate, divide the value of an investment at the end of the period in question by its value at the beginning of that period, raise the result to the power of one divided by the period length, and subtract one from the subsequent result.

### How do you calculate average annual growth rate?

Calculate Average Annual Growth Rate in Excel. To calculate the Average Annual Growth Rate in excel, normally we have to calculate the annual growth rates of every year with the formula = (Ending Value – Beginning Value) / Beginning Value, and then average these annual growth rates.