Acid-Test Ratio


  • A ratio used to determine if a company has enough liquidity in quick assets (or short-term assets) to pay its current liabilities without selling inventory. The acid-test ratio is calculated by dividing the sum of a company's cash, accounts receivable and quick assets by its current liabilities. A company with an acid-test ratio less than 1 cannot cover its current liabilities without selling inventory.

liability test, asset and liability score

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Current Ratio Definition,
    • A method of determining an entity's liquidity and its ability to cover its current liabilities.
  • Liabilities Definition,
    • A borrower's debts and legal obligations.
  • Liquid Assets Definition,
    • Cash and other property that can be converted quickly and easily into cash.
  • Long-term Liabilities Definition,
    • Money owed over a period longer than 12 months, such as mortgages, bank loans, and other obligations.
  • Overall Liquidity Ratio Definition,
    • A method of determining how easily and quickly a company can sell off assets to pay off its debts.
  • Short-term Liabilities Definition,
    • Money that you have to pay in less than 12 months, including wages, short-term loans, taxes, credit card balances and long-term loans.
  • Solvency Definition,
    • To be able to meet one's financial liabilities in the short or long term.
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