Key Liquidity and Solvency Ratios

  • Yannick Coulon


The third chapter examines the liquidity and solvency of a company. Although different in nature, these ratios are very much interrelated as they both address a company’s creditworthiness.

Short case studies and illustrations help the reader understand these concepts. Key takeaways on liquidity/solvency ratios and their limitations conclude the chapter.


Liquidity Cash ratio Quick ratio Current ratio Solvency 

References and Further Reading

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  7. Walsh, Ciaran. 2008. Key Management Ratios, 4th ed. Financial Times Series. FT Prentice Hall. Pearson Education Limited.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yannick Coulon
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  1. 1.Brest Business SchoolBrittanyFrance

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