Goodwill Calculator – Super Profit Method

Super Profit Method

Super profit is the excess of profit that a business earns over and above its normal profit. This normal profit is determined on the basis of the normal rate of return prevailing in the industry/ what other businesses in the same industry are earning.


The formula for calculating goodwill using the super profit method is as follows:

Goodwill (using Super Profit Method) = Super Profit * Number of Years’ Purchase

Where Super Profit = Average Future Maintainable Profit – Normal Expected Profit

Hence, the above formula can also be written as follows:

Goodwill (using Super Profit Method) = (Average Future Maintainable Profit – Normal Profit) * Number of Years’ Purchase

Super Profit Method


How to Calculate using Calculator?

Enter the following figures into the calculator for getting the amount of goodwill as per the super profit method:

Average Future Maintainable Profit

It means the average profit of a business under consideration that it expects to earn in a normal case scenario. Such average profit is adjusted against the abnormal or non-recurring nature of transactions that occurred in the past.

Normal Profit

Normal profit refers to the profit that a business earns under normal circumstances. Or, we can say that it is the normal rate of return of the industry. The business houses operating under that industry earn the normal rate of return of that industry on their capital employed.

The formula for calculating normal profit is:

Normal Profit = Capital Employed * Normal Rate of Return

You can also use our calculator for calculating capital employed – Capital Employed Calculator.

Number of Years’ Purchase

It is the total number of years for which the business is expected to earn such super-profits.


For more clarity, let us try to solve an example of the super profit method. Consider the following data of Fin Inc.

The profit of the company over the past three years is as follows:

YearsYear 1Year 2Year 3

And the total assets of the company are $41,000, and the creditors of the company are $6,400. The company earns a normal profit at the rate of 10%. And its number of years purchase is 2.5

Average Future Maintainable Profit = (22,500 + 26,000 + 23,500)/3 = 24,000

Capital Employed = 41,000 – 6,400 = 34,600

Normal Profit = 34,600 * 10% = 3,460

Super Profit = 24,000 – 3,460 = 20,540

Goodwill (under Super Profit Method) = 20,540 * 2.5 years of purchase = 51,350

Sanjay Borad

Sanjay Bulaki Borad

MBA-Finance, CMA, CS, Insolvency Professional, B'Com

Sanjay Borad, Founder of eFinanceManagement, is a Management Consultant with 7 years of MNC experience and 11 years in Consultancy. He caters to clients with turnovers from 200 Million to 12,000 Million, including listed entities, and has vast industry experience in over 20 sectors. Additionally, he serves as a visiting faculty for Finance and Costing in MBA Colleges and CA, CMA Coaching Classes.

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