Liquidity ratios measure the ability of a firm to convert its assets into cash quickly. By its nature, liquidity addresses the short term, but it is not a trivial matter.
Using a firm’s Balance Sheet and Income Statement, one could easily calculate its liquidity metrics. This is a free Excel model displaying how to calculate the following liquidity ratios:
- Current ratio
- Quick ratio
- Cash ratio
- Defensive interval
In a way, liquidity multiples help you understand the relationship between a firm’s current assets and current liabilities.
Some other related topics you might be interested to explore are Ratio analysis, Company valuation, and Forecasting.
This is an open-access Excel model in XLSX format that will be useful for anyone who wants to work as an Accountant, Financial Analyst, Finance Manager, or Investor.
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Liquidity ratios are included in the Financial Reporting module of the CFA Level 1 Curriculum.