Calculate the quick ratio of your business using this calculator. Enter your total cash (and cash equivalent), marketable securities, accounts receivable, and current liabilities.

## Quick Ratio Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the quick ratio of a company.

quick ratio = (C + S + AR) / CL

- Where C is cash and cash equivalents
- S is securities
- AR is accounts receivable
- CL is current liabilities

## Quick Ratio Definition

Similar to the current ratio, the quick ratio is a measure of the liquidity of a business. Its other name goes by the acid-test ratio, which as the name suggests, is a measure of how “acidic” or how much risk a business currently contains.

## How to calculate quick ratio?

Here’s an example of how you can use this calculator or formula to calculate the quick ratio of a business.

- First, you must take the measure of all of your cash. This includes cash equivalents. Let’s say you find you currently have $10,000,000.00 in cash.
- Next, you need to measure your marketable securities. This will be a measure of the current value of those securities, not potential future value. Let’s say you have $5,000,000.00 in securities.
- Next, you must take account of all of your current account’s receivable, or pending invoices. Let’s say you have $2,000,000.00.
- Finally, you need to calculate your total liabilities. This includes all outstanding loans, payments, etc. Let’s assume you have $10,000,000.00 in liabilities.
- Plug all of these into the calculator and you get a quick ratio of 1.7. Anything above 1 is considered a great quick ratio. That means no matter what, you can pay off your debts.

## FAQ

**What is a quick ratio?**

A quick ratio is a measure of how well a business is set up to pay off its liabilities.