Finance Formulas / July 11, 2018 / Alia Marquez
The cash ratio is most commonly used as a measure of company's liquidity. The metric calculates a company's ability to pay current liabilities using only cash and cash equivalents on hand. If the company is forced to pay all current liabilities immediately, this metric shows the company's ability to do so without having to sell or liquidate other assets.
A business valuation might include an analysis of the company's management, its capital structure, its future earnings prospects or the market value of its assets. The tools used for valuation can vary among valuators, businesses and industries. Common approaches to business valuation include review of financial statements, discounting cash flow models and similar company comparisons.
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