Cash And Cash Equivalents

Reuters  Sep 17  Comment 
Ultrasonic AG, a Chinese footware maker listed in Germany, said most of its cash reserves in China and Hong Kong have disappeared, adding it has also lost trace of its chief executive and chief operating officer.  Sep 16  Comment 
"In the short term, investors sell what they can, making liquid assets more vulnerable."
DailyFinance  Sep 10  Comment 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/10/14 -- -- PEA is fully funded by current cash reserves -- All on-site work, including site visits, has been completed -- Anticipated completion in Q4/2014 Foran Mining Corporation...  Sep 8  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Diversified chemicals maker FMC Corp. (FMC) has agreed to acquire Cheminova A/S, an unit of Auriga Industries A/S. Denmark-based Cheminova is a multinational crop protection company. FMC would fund the all-cash transaction...
Benzinga  Sep 4  Comment 
Will Also Issue Senior Secured Debt To Fund Cash Portion © 2014 Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Financial Times  Aug 29  Comment 
The Federal Reserve is looking at letting banks use certain types of municipal bonds to comply with a new set of rules on liquid assets
FierceBiotech  Aug 13  Comment 
Merck KGaA is talking up deals again, pointing to its healthy cash reserves and saying it can well afford a blockbuster buyout to bolster its pipeline. But that's been the story for nearly a year, so what's the German giant waiting on?
Financial Times  Aug 1  Comment 
Heightened worries among oligarchs have precipitated the conversion of euro holdings into Asian currencies following the latest round of sanctions
Financial Times  Jul 25  Comment 
Government vows new tax measures aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in corporate cash reserves, in an effort to boost exceptionally low dividend yields


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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