Cash asset ratio

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Cash asset ratio

Cash Asset Ratio

A ratio of a company's cash and liquid assets to its total liabilities. A cash asset ratio measures a company's liquidity and how easily it can service debt and cover short-term liabilities if the need arises. As a result, potential creditors use this ratio in determining whether or not to make short-term loans. It is also called the liquidity ratio and the current ratio.
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This is always vital and it is important to choose appropriate measures here for each period - eg, the quick or acid-test ratios in the short term; the current or working-capital ratios in the medium term; and asset acquisition and disposal programmes in the long term.
If your organization's key working-capital ratios, such as current assets to current liabilities, fall outside its industry's benchmark norms, then something may be wrong, and you need to examine the situation further to determine the cause.
The average original net asset base used for the EVA calculation includes capitalised research and development costs, plus intangibles, as well as five years of working-capital projections--ie, accounts receivable, inventories and accounts payable--using estimates based on target working-capital ratios.