current assets

plural noun

Definition of current assets

: assets of a short-term nature that are readily convertible to cash

Examples of current assets in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Quarterly revenue at pay TV unit Canal+ increased 6 percent when focusing on constant currencies and current assets, or 6.5 percent otherwise, to 1.45 billion euros ($1.57 billion). Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Apr. 2022 The current ratio is defined as the ratio of current assets to current liabilities at fiscal year-end. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 The current ratio is defined as the ratio of current assets to current liabilities at fiscal year-end. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 The current ratio is defined as the ratio of current assets to current liabilities at fiscal year-end. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Too high of a ratio may point to unnecessary investment in current assets, failure to collect receivables or bloated inventory—all factors that negatively affect earnings. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 The current ratio is defined as the ratio of current assets to current liabilities at fiscal year-end. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 The current ratio is defined as the ratio of current assets to current liabilities at fiscal year-end. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 It is calculated by subtracting your current liabilities from your current assets. Quora, Forbes, 17 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of current assets

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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1 May 2022

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“Current assets.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/current%20assets. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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