creditors ratioan accounting measure of a firm's average period of CREDIT taken from suppliers, which expresses the amount owed by the firm to period-end CREDITORS as a ratio of its average daily purchases (or sales). The resulting figure shows how many days on average the firm took to pay its creditors. Compare DEBTORS RATIO.
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