Definitions for "Liquidity ratios"
A class of ratios that measures the ability of a firm to cover its current obligations (liabilities).
It should be realised that ratio's are static, rather like the balance sheet, and should only be used to discern trends. Current (working capital) ratio is a guide to financial safety in that it shows how many times current assets will cover current liabilities. It is expressed as Current assets divided by current liabilities The ‘acid test' ratio reveals the capability of a business to repay current obligations immediately, and is calculated as: Cash and marketable securities and debtors divided by current liabilities In some cash based businesses, the cash ratio may be a better guide. This is practically the same as above, but excludes debtors.
Ratio which determines how much of a companies current assets are available to meet short term creditor's claims.
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