cash ratio

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Cash ratio

The proportion of a firm's assets held as cash.
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Cash Ratio

1. A ratio of a company's cash and liquid assets to its total liabilities. A cash ratio is a measure of 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 cash asset ratio.

2. In banking, a ratio of a bank's cash and cash equivalents to its demand deposits. See also: Reserve requirement.
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cash ratio

A type of current ratio measure that compares a firm's cash and cash equivalents with its current liabilities. A firm's cash ratio is a demanding test of its liquidity. Compare quick ratio.
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Cash Ratio is cash and equivalents normalized by assets.
The mean of cash ratio is 0.0782 with the minimum of 0.0027 and the maximum of 0.3396, implying that the cash level varies significantly among firms.
However, the average liquidity ratios (current ratio X8, quick ratio X9, cash ratio X10) did not drop during the crises, which was partly due to abnormally high ratios in the cases of some companies,
Table 2: 2005-2008 Liquidity Ratios of Ak Enerji A.S AK ENERJI RATIOS 2005 2006 2007 2008 Current Ratio % 345 322 297 203 Liquidity Ratio % 200 251 254 187 Cash Ratio % 173 215 154 91 Table 3: 2008-2013 Liquidity Ratios of Ak Enerji A.S.
In order to examine the Hypotheses 1, to wit, the relative-to-rivals cash level of a company has a positively correlation with its future product market share growth, this paper use all the annual firms-level samples to regress relative-to-industry sales revenue growth, relative-to-industry cash ratio and other control variables (Size, Leverage and market-to-book ratio) though fixed effects model in equation (5).
The data in the second column show that all sponsors, except BMW, had a smaller cash ratio than the average of their industry peers.
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The mean of the cash ratio for each decade was 12.59 percent to 13.91 percent respectively (see Table 3, Panels A and B).
The large influx of oil revenues has aided banks in increasing the most liquid form of assets, cash, as the cash ratio increased to 12.5 percent by the end of 2012, in comparison to 11.7 percent for 2011.
Henceforth, we focus on the cash ratio, which is defined as the ratio of cash and equivalents to total assets: