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# SYD function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the SYD function in Microsoft Excel.

## Description

Returns the sum-of-years' digits depreciation of an asset for a specified period.

## Syntax

SYD(cost, salvage, life, per)

The SYD function syntax has the following arguments:

• Cost    Required. The initial cost of the asset.

• Salvage    Required. The value at the end of the depreciation (sometimes called the salvage value of the asset).

• Life    Required. The number of periods over which the asset is depreciated (sometimes called the useful life of the asset).

• Per    Required. The period and must use the same units as life.

## Remarks

SYD is calculated as follows:

## Example

Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.

 Data Description \$ 30,000.00 Initial cost \$ 7,500.00 Salvage value 10 Lifespan in years Formula Description (Result) Result =SYD(A2,A3,A4,1) Yearly depreciation allowance for the first year (4,090.91) \$4,090.91 =SYD(A2,A3,A4,10) Yearly depreciation allowance for the tenth year (409.09) \$409.09

Applies To: Excel 2016, Excel 2010, Excel Starter, Excel 2013, Excel Online, Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel for Mac 2011, Excel 2007

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