Cash And Cash Equivalents

Forbes  Oct 3  Comment 
Growth entrepreneurs learn early to spend the capital they have and constantly seek new funding. You become acclimated to running lean and stretching your money thin. At some point though, to make the transition to even greater growth coming out...
The Economic Times  Oct 1  Comment 
Initial and additional margins or any other margins as may be specified by Sebi from time to time will be deducted from the liquid assets of a clearing member.
Benzinga  Sep 1  Comment 
SFX Entertainment says Co. received indication of interest regarding possible acquisition of various components of business - mgmt reviewing interest © 2015 Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Financial Times  Aug 3  Comment 
Newspaper group battles declining ad sales but net cash reserves give it firepower for purchases
Reuters  Jul 28  Comment 
Rules will soon be finalised forcing the world's top banks to hold enough liquid assets to cover between 16 and 20 percent of their liabilities, after industry lobbying failed to persuade regulators to relax the plan.
TechCrunch  Jul 21  Comment 
 In its earnings release today, Apple revealed that it now has $202.8 billion cash on hand in the form of cash, cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities, and long-term marketable securities. While only about 7.5 percent of this hoard is...
Mondo Visione  Jul 3  Comment 
The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued today an Opinion to the European Commission supporting its proposed amendments to the EBA final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) submitted to on 27 March 2014, which specifies the derogations...
The Economic Times  Jun 15  Comment 
The whole reason for this merger is really to tap into the cash reserves of Cairn India; that is the only reason I see, says Hazari.
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 14  Comment 
Merger will make it easier for Vedanta to tap Cairn India’s cash reserves of ₹16,800 crore


Cash and cash equivalents are assets in actual cash or quickly convertible to cash

Cash and cash equivalents are the most liquid current assets found on a company's balance sheet. They are assets that are easily and quickly converted into cash or are, in fact, cash. It should be noted that while functionally "cash equivalents" are eponymously equivalent to cash, this is not literally true; the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) defines "cash equivalents" as highly liquid securities with maturity of 3 months or less. As such, a three-month treasury bill would be considered a cash equivalent.

A company's ability to generate cash a keep cash and cash equivalents is a primary indicator of its health. Companies with disproportionately high net assets relative to its cash and cash equivalents is generally an indication of non-liquidity.

For individual investors and companies, cash and cash equivalents are generally considered to be a safe investment with low risk and low returns. That is to say, maintaining significant assets in cash and cash equivalents (rather than investing them in securities or back into the company) is a low-risk investment strategy.


Examples of cash and cash equivalents are:

  • Cash in a bank account
  • Physical cash on hand
  • Certain Treasury Bills
  • money market instrument

Cash and Cash Equivalents data on Wikinvest

Wikinvest calculates Cash and Cash Equivalents by including cash at hand, restricted cash and gold bullions (except in the case of gold producing companies). Short-term investments such as commercial paper, T-bills or time deposits are included under the metric short-term investments.

The result may be different from other finance web portals (such as Yahoo! Finance) due to a different treatment of short-term investments. Cash For Gold Belfast

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