Liquidity Ratios - These ratios include the Current Ratio and the Quick Ratio or the acid test ratio. Liquidity ratios show the Liquid position of a company in the short term i.e. the capability of a firm to pay its obligations in the short term.
Ø Current Ratio = Current Assets / Current Liabilities
Ø Quick Ratio = (Current Assets - Inventory) / Current Liabilities
Defensive Interval ratio is also a type of efficiency ratio for liquidity which is calculated as below -
Defensive Interval Ratio = Current Assets / Daily operational expenses.
The above ratio indicates the ability of a company to operate without the long term assets or it can be said that how many days a company can operate only through the presence of current assets.