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Author: TMFKGOMalley Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 2201  
Subject: Re: Financial Strength Date: 8/20/2001 1:46 PM
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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
http://www.fool.com/school/Glossary/glossary.htm

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
http://www.fool.com/School/Valuation/CurrentAndQuickRatio.htm

MRQ = Most Recent Quarter.

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