The quick ratio is calculated as:
Also known as the "acid-test ratio" or the "quick assets ratio".
The quick ratio is more conservative than the current ratio, a more well-known liquidity measure, because it excludes inventory from current assets. Inventory is excluded because some companies have difficulty turning their inventory into cash. In the event that short-term obligations need to be paid off immediately, there are situations in which the current ratio would overestimate a company's short-term financial strength.
Investment dictionary. Academic. 2012.
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