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Acid test ratio

Also called the quick ratio, the ratio of current assets minus inventories, accruals, and prepaid items to current liabilities.

Acid-Test Ratio

A measure of a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations using its most liquid assets. It is calculated by subtracting inventories from current assets and dividing the quantity by its current liabilities. A higher acid-test ratio indicates greater short-term financial health. The acid-test ratio is more conservative than the current ratio, which measures much the same thing, because the current ratio excludes the value of inventory. This is because inventory can be less liquid than other current assets. The acid-test ratio thus measures a company's ability to meet obligations in a worst-case scenario. It is also called the quick ratio.

acid test ratio

see CURRENT RATIO.
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Acid test ratio is derived form a current ratio and represents a stricter view on company's liquidity because current assets that cannot be converted into cash quickly as for example inventories or doubtful debts are not contained in this ratio.
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Frequently used are the current ratio (current assets divided by current liabilities) and the quick or acid test ratio (quick assets, such as cash, A/R and marketable securities divided by current liabilities).
It is reasonable to set specific acid test ratio objectives and regularly monitor the cash position with this simple calculation.
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