Current and Quick Ratios
The Nelson Company has $1,312,500 in current assets and $525,000 in current liabilities. Its initial inventory level is $360,000, and it will raise funds as additional notes payable and use them to increase inventory. How much can Nelson's short-term debt (notes payable) increase without pushing its current ratio below 2.2? Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to the nearest dollar. $
What will be the firm's quick ratio after Nelson has raised the maximum amount of short-term funds? Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to two decimal places.
1) Current ratio = ($1,312,500 + ∆NP) / ($525,000 + ∆NP) = 2.2
($1,312,500 + ∆NP) = 2.2($525,000 + ∆NP)
$1,312,500 + ∆NP = $1,155,000 + 2.2∆NP
$1,312,500 - $1,155,000 = 2.2∆NP - ∆NP
∆NP = $131,250
The maximum increase in short-term debt (notes payable) without pushing its current ratio below 2.2 would be $131,250.
2) Current assets = $1,312,500 + $131,250 = $1,443,750
Current liabilities = $525,000 + $131,250 = $656,250
Since we assumed that the additional funds would be used to increase inventory,the inventory account will increase to $491,250.
Quick ratio = (Current assets - Inventory) / Current liabilities
Quick ratio = ($1,443,750 - $491,250) / $656,250
Quick ratio = 1.45
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