Liquidity refers to a company's cash position, availability of resources to meet short-term cash requirements, and overall ability to obtain cash in the normal course of business. A company is said to be liquid if it has sufficient cash or is capable of converting its other assets to cash in a relatively short period of time so that presently maturing debts can be paid.
1. Measure the current, quick, and cash flow liquidity ratios, along with the working capital ratio for your company for the last 3 years.
2. What information does your calculation give an investor or creditor? What are the ratio trends?
3. Repeat requirement 1-2 for your competitor and compare the ratios.