QUICK RATIO (or Acid Test Ratio) is a more rigorous test than the Current Ratio of short-run solvency, the current ability of a firm to pay its current debts as they come due. This ratio considers only cash, marketable securities (cash equivalents) and accounts receivable because they are considered to be the most liquid forms of current assets. A Quick Ratio less than 1.0 implies "dependency" on inventory and other current assets to liquidate short-term debt. Formula: (Cash + Cash Equivalents + Accounts Receivable) / Total Liabilities
INITIAL TERM is normally the first time period covered under an agreement or contract (the Term) at the end of which the agreement will either terminate or be automatically renewed under set conditions (Renewal Term), e.g. a one year contract.
EPU see EQUIVALENT UNIT OF PRODUCTION.
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