# What is the Quick Ratio?

The quick ratio is a financial ratio that measures a company's ability to pay its current liabilities with its current assets. The quick ratio is also known as the acid-test ratio. The quick ratio is calculated by dividing a company's total current assets by its total current liabilities. A company's current assets are its cash and cash equivalents, its short-term investments, and its receivables. A company's current liabilities are its short-term debt and its current portion of its long-term debt. The quick ratio is a more stringent measure of a company's liquidity than the current ratio because it excludes inventory and other assets that can't be quickly converted to cash.

## How is the Quick Ratio Calculated?

The quick ratio is calculated by dividing a company's total current assets by its total current liabilities. A company's current assets are its cash and cash equivalents, its short-term investments, and its receivables. A company's current liabilities are its short-term debt and its current portion of its long-term debt.

## What is a Good Quick Ratio?

A good quick ratio is typically considered to be 1.0 or higher. A quick ratio of 1.0 means that a company has enough current assets to cover its current liabilities. A quick ratio below 1.0 means that a company does not have enough liquid assets to cover its current liabilities.

## What is a Bad Quick Ratio?

A bad quick ratio is typically considered to be below 1.0. A quick ratio of 1.0 means that a company has enough current assets to cover its current liabilities. A quick ratio below 1.0 means that a company does not have enough liquid assets to cover its current liabilities.

## How to Improve Your Quick Ratio

There are a few ways to improve your quick ratio. One way is to increase your current assets. You can do this by increasing your cash on hand, or by investing in short-term investments that can be quickly converted to cash. Another way to improve your quick ratio is to reduce your current liabilities. You can do this by paying off your short-term debt, or by renegotiating the terms of your long-term debt.

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