Cash Ratio

The ratio of a company's total cash and cash equivalents to its current liabilities. The cash ratio is most commonly used as a measure of company liquidity. It can therefore determine if, and how quickly, the company can repay its short-term debt. A strong cash ratio is useful to creditors when deciding how much debt, if any, they would be willing to extend to the asking party.

The cash ratio is generally a more conservative look at a company's ability to cover its liabilities than many other liquidity ratios. This is due to the fact that inventory and accounts receivable are left out of the equation. Since these two accounts are a large part of many companies, this ratio should not be used in determining company value, but simply as one factor in determining liquidity.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cash ratio — noun The ratio of cash on hand to total deposits legally or customarily maintained by commercial banks • • • Main Entry: ↑cash …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cash ratio — The proportion of a firm s assets held as cash. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * cash ratio cash ratio ➔ ratio * * * cash ratio UK US noun [C] (also cash deposit ratio) ► BANKING, FINANCE the amount of money …   Financial and business terms

  • cash ratio — The proportion of a firm s assets held as cash. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * cash ratio cash ratio ➔ ratio * * * cash ratio UK US noun [C] (also cash deposit ratio) ► BANKING, FINANCE the amount of money a bank should have …   Financial and business terms

  • Cash Ratio — Liquiditätsgrade sind insbesondere in der Unternehmensfinanzierung und der Finanzbuchhaltung verwendete betriebswirtschaftliche Kennzahlen, mit denen die Fähigkeit eines Unternehmens, seinen Zahlungsverpflichtungen fristgerecht nachzukommen,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cash ratio — liquidity ratio The ratio of the cash reserve that a bank keeps in coin, banknotes, etc., to its total liabilities to its customers, i.e. the amount deposited with it in current accounts and deposit accounts. Because cash reserves earn no… …   Accounting dictionary

  • cash ratio — liquidity ratio The ratio of the cash reserve that a bank keeps in coin, banknotes, etc. , to its total liabilities to its customers, i. e. the amount deposited with it in current accounts and deposit accounts. Because cash reserves earn no… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • cash ratio — noun 1》 the ratio of the liquid assets of a company to its current liabilities. 2》 the ratio of cash to deposits in a bank …   English new terms dictionary

  • cash ratio — Fin the ratio of a company’s liquid assets such as cash and securities divided by total liabilities. Also known as liquidity ratio …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • cash ratio deposits — ➔ deposit1 * * * cash ratio deposits UK US noun [plural] (ABBREVIATION CRD) ► BANKING, ECONOMICS, FINANCE the amount of money the banks of a country have to leave in that country s central bank …   Financial and business terms

  • cash deposit ratio — ➔ ratio * * * cash deposit ratio UK US noun [C] (also cash ratio) ► BANKING, FINANCE the amount of money a bank should have available as a percentage of the total amount of money its customers have paid into the bank. This amount is calculated so …   Financial and business terms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.