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Quick Ratio Calculator (Acid Test Ratio)

LAST UPDATE: September 1st, 2018

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Quick Ratio (Standard)

Quick Ratio (Alternate)

What is the Quick Ratio (aka Acid Test Ratio)?

The Quick Ratio (also known as the Acid Test Ratio) is a measure of how well a company can meet a short-term financial obligation.

A high quick ratio means that a company can easily pay a short-term financial obligation. A low quick ratio means they might not be able to pay it.

Formula

Quick Ratio (Standard) = (Cash + Marketable Securities + Accounts Receivable) / Current Liabilities

Quick Ratio (Alternate) = (Current Assets – Inventory) / Current Liabilities

Example

Standard – A company has cash of $3,000, marketable securities of $4,000, accounts receivable of $3,000, and current liabilities of $5,000.

Quick Ratio (Standard) = ($3,000 + $4,000 + $3,000) / $5,000 = $10,000 / $5,000 = 2.00

Alternate – A company has current assets of $10,000, inventory of $4,500, and current liabilities of $5,000.

Quick Ratio (Alternate) = ($10,000 – $4,500) / $5,000 = $5,500 / $5000 = 1.10

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