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Cash Equivalent

An asset that can easily be changed into cash. Examples of cash equivalents include savings account, bonds (especially near their maturities), and money markets. Cash and cash equivalents represent a company's or individual's liquidity, which can be important for investors and banks. See also: M1, M2.

cash equivalents

short-term investments and advances which can be quickly converted into cash.
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Not all financial advisors consider these cash equivalents.
Cash surrender values cannot be reported as cash equivalents because they are not short term in nature.
In UFE, the court allowed over 90% of the purchased accounts receivable to be treated as cash equivalents under pre-Sec.
The Company expects a net decrease in cash and cash equivalents of approximately $4 million per month on average during the first half of 2007 and expects net cash utilization to decrease in the second half of 2007 as revenues increase.
Q2-2015 manufacturing cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities between $700 million -- $800 million.
In this news release, forward-looking information relates to the 2007 estimated share count, 2007 beginning cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments and similar matters.
The net decrease was offset by (i) a net increase in value of real estate assets under development of $1,747,042 which results primarily from changes in the net realizable value estimates, including the shortening of the discount periods as a result of the passage of time and sales of condominium units and homes and (ii) operating income of approximately $1,272,765 which primarily represents interest income earned from cash and cash equivalents.
Cash and cash equivalents and short term investments were approximately $19.
This restatement affects only the company's historical consolidated statements of cash flows and the Cash and Cash Equivalents and Accounts Receivable line items on the company's consolidated balance sheets.
July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Financial Professionals today called on the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to provide clarification for the definition of cash and cash equivalents used by corporations in their financial reporting.
These investments, which have historically been classified as cash and cash equivalents because of the short duration of their interest rate reset periods, are now classified as marketable securities.