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    The Current Ratio

    Expressed as a comparison between a firm's current assets to its current liabilities, the current ratio is a commonly used financial ratio that is used to determine whether or not a firm has enough resources to pay its short-term debt obligations (under 12 months).

    Current Ratio = Current Assets / Current Liabilities

    For example, if a firm's current assets are $80,000,000 and its current liabilities are $30,000,000, then the firm's current ratio would be represented by $80,000,000 divided by $30,000,000, or 2.67. This expression means that for every dollar that the firm owes, it has $2.67 available in current assets.

    Although acceptable current ratios vary from industry to industry, a current ratio of assets to liabilities in the range of 2 to 1 (or 2.0) ...

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