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Quick Ratio
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Formula to calculate quick ratio:


Quick ratio = (cash + marketable securities + accounts receivable) / current liabilities.


Quick ratio definition and explanation:


The quick ratio is used to evaluate liquidity.


Higher quick ratios are needed when a company has difficulty borrowing on short term notice


A quick ratio of over 1:1 indicates that if the sales revenue disappeared, the business could meet its current obligations with the readily available "quick" funds on hand.


A quick ratio of 1:1 is considered satisfactory unless the majority of "quick assets" are in accounts receivable and the company has a pattern of collecting accounts receivable slower than paying accounts payable.


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