Super Quick or Cash Ratio
This ratio goes one step ahead of current, liquid ratio & is calculated by dividing super quick assets by current liabilities of a business. It is called super quick or cash ratio because unlike other liquidity ratios it only takes into account “super quick assets”. This is the most stringent test of a business’ current liquidity situation.
Super quick assets strictly include cash & marketable securities (since they can almost instantly be converted to cash)
Current liabilities would include overdraft, creditors, short-term loans, outstanding expenses, etc.
Formula to calculate super quick or cash ratio
Example of Super Quick or Cash Ratio
Unreal corporation has submitted the below information regarding their current assets and current liabilities, calculate their super quick ratio.
|Current Assets||Amt||Current Liabilities||Amt|
|Cash & Equivalents||20,000||Outstanding Expenses||15,000|
|Marketable Securities||150,000||Provision for Expenses||10,000|
Super Quick Assets/Current Liabilities
(Cash + Marketable Securities)/Current Liabilities
= (20,000 + 150,000)/60,000
Higher the super quick ratio better the liquidity condition of a business. In the above case for every 1 unit of current liability the company has 2.833 units of super quick assets.