FIN621 GDB 1 Solution and Discussion
Total Marks 5
Starting Date Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Closing Date Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Question Title Liquidity
Learning outcome: After attempting this activity, students will be able to understand the concept of “Liquidity Analysis”.
Liquidity is considered as the ability of a firm to pay off its short term liabilities. A firm with good liquidity means that the firm possesses sufficient liquid funds to compare short-term obligations to short-term (or current) resources available to meet these obligations. The liquidity of a firm is measured through current ratio, acid-test ratio, cash ratio, working capital etc. These ratios provide insight about the present cash solvency and ability of the firm to remain solvent in the event of adversity.
In normal circumstances, for determining the short term liquidity of a firm, the current ratio is usually considered to be a better guide than the acid test ratio, whereas; acid test ratio is considered to be a better guide than the cash ratio.
You are required to describe the situation:
When the acid test ratio is preferred over current ratio? When the cash ratio is preferred over acid-test ratio?
Post your GDB comments (answer) against GDB # 01 rather than against lessons’ MDB. Your discussion must be based on logical reasoning and to the point. Avoid irrelevant discussion and unnecessary information Do not copy or exchange your answer with other students. Two identical / copied comments will be marked Zero (0) and may damage your grade in the course. Books, websites and other reading material may be consulted before posting your comments; but copying or reproducing the text from books, websites and other reading materials is strictly prohibited. Such comments will be marked as Zero (0) even if you provide references. Obnoxious or ignoble answer should be strictly avoided. Questions/queries related to the content of the GDB, which may be posted by the students on MDB or via e-mail, will not be replied till the due date of GDB.
For Detailed Instructions, please read the GDB # 01 announcement.