current assets

plural noun

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

Examples of current assets in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Compare that to the Navy SEAL Foundation, which serves SEALs and SWCCs (Special Warfare Combat Crewmen), a population estimated to be around 3,300 active members plus their proportionate family members and alumni–with current assets sitting comfortably at just under a staggering $135 million. Bypat Gault, Fortune, 10 Nov. 2023 This means the company can convert the value of the current assets being phased out into securities that investors can purchase shares of. Arpan Lobo, Detroit Free Press, 26 July 2023 The chapters will be able to use current assets to provide services to people with ALS. Ed Silverman, STAT, 13 June 2023 Your debt-to-equity ratio (total liabilities / total stakeholder equity) and working capital (current assets – current liabilities) are additional cash flow KPIs to measure. Jeffrey Bartel, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2022 Some were even below their cash current assets. Jim Osman, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 Dallas’ current assets to land a major roster upgrade appear limited. Dallas News, 15 Dec. 2022 So, what are West's current assets and their values? Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2022 Foothill Ventures said Chinese investors contributed 1.59% of its current assets under management, and GSR Ventures said less than 5% of its U.S. fund came from China. Heather Somerville, WSJ, 15 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of current assets was circa 1909

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“Current assets.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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