The Research of Assessing Liquidity and Operational Efficiency
Available Online August 2016.
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- Invested capital,cash equivalent,capital employ,measure of liquidity
- A firm that can no longer pay its creditors—its bankers and suppliers—is illiquid and technically bankrupt, a situation that no manager wishes to face. Managers must make decisions that do not endanger their firm’s liquidity—a term that refers to the firm’s ability to meet its recurrent cash obligations toward various creditors. A firm’s liquidity is driven by the structure of its balance sheet, namely, by the nature and composition of its assets and the way they are financed. To finance these investments, the firm uses a combination of short-term and long-term sources of funds. One way a firm can manage its balance sheet and en-hance its liquidity is by using the matching strategy. This strategy requires that long-term investments be financed with long-term funds and short-term investments with short-term funds. We show in this chapter that the matching principle helps explain how a firm’s liquidity should be measured and how liquidity is affected by manage-rial decisions.
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TY - CONF AU - Song Gao PY - 2016/08 DA - 2016/08 TI - The Research of Assessing Liquidity and Operational Efficiency BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Humanity, Education and Social Science PB - Atlantis Press SP - 502 EP - 506 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ichess-16.2016.107 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ichess-16.2016.107 ID - Gao2016/08 ER -