Class, here’s a great opportunity for a peer response. Take a look at the ratios below. Select a category and examine how these ratios might be useful to an external financial statement user: Liquidity Ratios Working Capital = Current Assets – Current Liabilities Current Ratio = Current Assets / Current Liabilities Quick Ratio = (Current Assets – Inventory) / Current Liabilities Long-Term Solvency Ratios Debt to Assets Ratio = Total Liabilities / Total Assets Debt to Equity Ratio = Total Liabilities / Total Equity Interest Coverage Ratio = Earnings before interest and taxes / Interest Expense
Liquidity ratios tells us how the company financial position would be in near future. whether in near future company would be able to meet its current liabilities.liquidity Ratios include Current Ratio and Quick Ratio Working Capital Ratio.
Solvency Ratio Include the financial Ratios which tells the company financial position in long run. It tells whether in coming future (1 year) company would be able to meet its future obligations and liabilities. Basically Liquidity Ratios are for short term and solvency ratios are for long term.
Interest coverage Ratios tells us whether the company profits are sufficient to pay the interest expense that the company is incurring.
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