The Cash Ratio (CAR) method is a
formula for measuring the liquidity of a company by calculating the
ratio between all cash and cash equivalent assets and all current
liabilities.
It excludes both inventory and accounts
receivable in comparison to the
Current Ratio.
The CAR model measures only the
most liquid of all assets against current liabilities, and is therefore
seen as the most conservative of the three liquidity ratios.
For the Cash Ratio formula,
see the picture on the left.
This CAR ratio is also known as the
Liquidity Ratio and Cash Asset Ratio.
The formula is
an indicator of the
extent to which a company can pay current liabilities without relying
on the sale of inventory and without relying on the receipt of accounts
receivables.
A thing to remember when using the
CAR formula is that it ignores timing
of both cash received and cash paid out.
Book: Steven M. Bragg  Business Ratios and Formulas : A Comprehensive
Guide 
Book: Ciaran Walsh  Key Management Ratios 
Compare also: Current Ratio 
ZScore 
Quick Ratio
 Cash Flow from
Operations 
Dividend Payout Ratio 
Discounted Cash Flow 
Free Cash Flow 
Economic Value Added 
CFROI
 Return on Invested Capital 
Economic Margin
More financial ratios
