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When you do a symbol lookup for a Quote, and go to the Snapshot page, can anyone tell me what "Financial Strength" is - in the lower left corner? It has Quick Ratio, and Current Ratio, both with (MRQ). What are these ratios? I don't even know what (MRQ) is.
I have been through the links to "Evaluating a business" and "Gathering financial data" but nowhere do I find a reference to Financial Strength as a ratio. Can anyone help?

Hi John,

The Motley Fool Glossary

Quick Ratio
Current assets minus inventories divided by current liabilities. By taking inventories out of the equation, you can check and see if a company has sufficient liquid assets to meet short-term operating needs.

Current Ratio
The current ratio provides a speedy indication of a company's ability to meet short-term debt obligations. The higher the ratio, the more liquid the company is, and the better able it is to take care of any short-term debt. To determine the ratio, take current assets and divide by current liabilities.

How to Read a Balance Sheet - Current & Quick Ratio

MRQ = Most Recent Quarter.

Keith O'Malley

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