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Liquidity Ratios

NWA’s financial statements contain the following information:

Chapter 8, Problem 33CE, Liquidity Ratios NWAs financial statements contain the following information: Note: Round answers to

Note: Round answers to two decimal places.

Required:

1. What is its current ratio?

2. What is its quick ratio?

3. What is its cash ratio?

4. Discuss NWA’s liquidity using these ratios.

To determine

Concept introduction:

Current Ratio:

Current Ratio is measure of the company’s ability to pay off its current liabilities using its current assets. It is calculated by dividing the total current assets by total current liabilities. The formula of the current ratio is as follows:

Current Ratio=Current assetsCurrent liabilities

Acid test ratio:

Acid test ration is also called Quick ratio. This ratio is calculated by dividing the quick assets (Cash, Cash equivalents, Short term investments and current receivables) by total current liabilities for the year. The formula for Acid test ratio is as follows:

Acid test ratio = (Cash + Cash equivalents + Short term investments + Accounts receivables) Current Liabilities

Cash ratio:

Cash ratio is calculated by dividing and cash and cash equivalents by the total current liabilities. The formula for Cash ratio is as follows:

Cash Ratio = Cash and cash equivalents/ Current liabilities

Requirement 1:

To calculate:

The Current Ratio.

Explanation

The Current Ratio is calculated as follows:

Cash $ 300,000
Marketable Securities $ 650,000
Accounts Receivables $ 800,000
Inventory $ 100,000
Total Current Assets (A) $ 1,850,000...
To determine

Concept introduction:

Current Ratio:

Current Ratio is measure of the company’s ability to pay off its current liabilities using its current assets. It is calculated by dividing the total current assets by total current liabilities. The formula of the current ratio is as follows:

Current Ratio=Current assetsCurrent liabilities

Acid test ratio:

Acid test ration is also called Quick ratio. This ratio is calculated by dividing the quick assets (Cash, Cash equivalents, Short term investments and current receivables) by total current liabilities for the year. The formula for Acid test ratio is as follows:

Acid test ratio = (Cash + Cash equivalents + Short term investments + Accounts receivables) Current Liabilities

Cash ratio:

Cash ratio is calculated by dividing and cash and cash equivalents by the total current liabilities. The formula for Cash ratio is as follows:

Cash Ratio = Cash and cash equivalents/ Current liabilities

Requirement 2:

To calculate:

The Quick Ratio.

To determine

Concept introduction:

Current Ratio:

Current Ratio is measure of the company’s ability to pay off its current liabilities using its current assets. It is calculated by dividing the total current assets by total current liabilities. The formula of the current ratio is as follows:

Current Ratio=Current assetsCurrent liabilities

Acid test ratio:

Acid test ration is also called Quick ratio. This ratio is calculated by dividing the quick assets (Cash, Cash equivalents, Short term investments and current receivables) by total current liabilities for the year. The formula for Acid test ratio is as follows:

Acid test ratio = (Cash + Cash equivalents + Short term investments + Accounts receivables) Current Liabilities

Cash ratio:

Cash ratio is calculated by dividing and cash and cash equivalents by the total current liabilities. The formula for Cash ratio is as follows:

Cash Ratio = Cash and cash equivalents/ Current liabilities

Requirement 3:

To calculate:

The Cash Ratio.

To determine

Concept introduction:

Current Ratio:

Current Ratio is measure of the company’s ability to pay off its current liabilities using its current assets. It is calculated by dividing the total current assets by total current liabilities. The formula of the current ratio is as follows:

Current Ratio=Current assetsCurrent liabilities

Acid test ratio:

Acid test ration is also called Quick ratio. This ratio is calculated by dividing the quick assets (Cash, Cash equivalents, Short term investments and current receivables) by total current liabilities for the year. The formula for Acid test ratio is as follows:

Acid test ratio = (Cash + Cash equivalents + Short term investments + Accounts receivables) Current Liabilities

Cash ratio:

Cash ratio is calculated by dividing and cash and cash equivalents by the total current liabilities. The formula for Cash ratio is as follows:

Cash Ratio = Cash and cash equivalents/ Current liabilities

Requirement 4:

To discuss:

Liquidity of the company.

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