# WorksheetFunction.OddFPrice Method (Excel)

Office 2013

Returns the price per \$100 face value of a security having an odd (short or long) first period.

## Syntax

expression .OddFPrice(Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, Arg4, Arg5, Arg6, Arg7, Arg8, Arg9)

expression A variable that represents a WorksheetFunction object.

### Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Arg1

Required

Variant

Settlement - the security's settlement date. The security settlement date is the date after the issue date when the security is traded to the buyer.

Arg2

Required

Variant

Maturity - the security's maturity date. The maturity date is the date when the security expires.

Arg3

Required

Variant

Issue - the security's issue date.

Arg4

Required

Variant

First_coupon - the security's first coupon date.

Arg5

Required

Variant

Rate - the security's interest rate.

Arg6

Required

Variant

Yld - the security's annual yield.

Arg7

Required

Variant

Redemption - the security's redemption value per \$100 face value.

Arg8

Required

Variant

Frequency - the number of coupon payments per year. For annual payments, frequency = 1; for semiannual, frequency = 2; for quarterly, frequency = 4.

Arg9

Optional

Variant

Basis - the type of day count basis to use.

Double

## Remarks

Basis

Day count basis

0 or omitted

US (NASD) 30/360

1

Actual/actual

2

Actual/360

3

Actual/365

4

European 30/360

• Microsoft Excel stores dates as sequential serial numbers so they can be used in calculations. By default, January 1, 1900 is serial number 1, and January 1, 2008 is serial number 39448 because it is 39,448 days after January 1, 1900. Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh uses a different date system as its default.

Note

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) calculates serial dates differently than Excel. In VBA, serial number 1 is December 31, 1899, rather than January 1, 1900.

• The settlement date is the date a buyer purchases a coupon, such as a bond. The maturity date is the date when a coupon expires. For example, suppose a 30-year bond is issued on January 1, 2008, and is purchased by a buyer six months later. The issue date would be January 1, 2008, the settlement date would be July 1, 2008, and the maturity date would be January 1, 2038, which is 30 years after the January 1, 2008, issue date.

• Settlement, maturity, issue, first_coupon, and basis are truncated to integers.

• If settlement, maturity, issue, or first_coupon is not a valid date, ODDFPRICE returns the #VALUE! error value.

• If rate < 0 or if yld < 0, ODDFPRICE returns the #NUM! error value.

• If basis < 0 or if basis > 4, ODDFPRICE returns the #NUM! error value.

• The following date condition must be satisfied; otherwise, ODDFPRICE returns the #NUM! error value: maturity > first_coupon > settlement > issue

• ODDFPRICE is calculated as follows: Odd short first coupon: where: A = number of days from the beginning of the coupon period to the settlement date (accrued days). DSC = number of days from the settlement to the next coupon date. DFC = number of days from the beginning of the odd first coupon to the first coupon date. E = number of days in the coupon period. N = number of coupons payable between the settlement date and the redemption date. (If this number contains a fraction, it is raised to the next whole number.) Odd long first coupon: where: Ai = number of days from the beginning of the ith, or last, quasi-coupon period within odd period. DCi = number of days from dated date (or issue date) to first quasi-coupon (i = 1) or number of days in quasi-coupon (i = 2,..., i = NC). DSC = number of days from settlement to next coupon date. E = number of days in coupon period. N = number of coupons payable between the first real coupon date and redemption date. (If this number contains a fraction, it is raised to the next whole number.) NC = number of quasi-coupon periods that fit in odd period. (If this number contains a fraction, it is raised to the next whole number.) NLi = normal length in days of the full ith, or last, quasi-coupon period within odd period. Nq = number of whole quasi-coupon periods between settlement date and first coupon.