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Keurig Green Mountain Inc (NAS:GMCR)
Current Ratio
2.61 (As of Dec. 2015)

The current ratio is a liquidity ratio that measures a company's ability to pay short-term obligations. It is calculated as a company's Total Current Assets divides by its Total Current Liabilities. Keurig Green Mountain Inc's current ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 was 2.61.

Keurig Green Mountain Inc has a current ratio of 2.61. It generally indicates good short-term financial strength.

Definition

The current ratio is mainly used to give an idea of the company's ability to pay back its short-term liabilities with its short-term assets.

Keurig Green Mountain Inc's Current Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

 Current Ratio (A: Sep. 2015 ) = Total Current Assets (A: Sep. 2015 ) / Total Current Liabilities (A: Sep. 2015 ) = 1517.203 / 602.124 = 2.52

Keurig Green Mountain Inc's Current Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

 Current Ratio (Q: Dec. 2015 ) = Total Current Assets (Q: Dec. 2015 ) / Total Current Liabilities (Q: Dec. 2015 ) = 1511.924 / 579.47 = 2.61

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Explanation

The current ratio can give a sense of the efficiency of a company's operating cycle or its ability to turn its product into cash. Companies that have trouble getting paid on their receivables or have long inventory turnover can run into liquidity problems because they are unable to alleviate their obligations. Because business operations differ in each industry, it is always more useful to compare companies within the same industry.

Acceptable current ratios vary from industry to industry and are generally between 1 and 3 for healthy businesses.

The higher the current ratio, the more capable the company is of paying its obligations. A ratio under 1 suggests that the company would be unable to pay off its obligations if they came due at that point. While this shows the company is not in good financial health, it does not necessarily mean that it will go bankrupt - as there are many ways to access financing - but it is definitely not a good sign.

If all other things were equal, a creditor, who is expecting to be paid in the next 12 months, would consider a high current ratio to be better than a low current ratio, because a high current ratio means that the company is more likely to meet its liabilities which fall due in the next 12 months.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Keurig Green Mountain Inc Annual Data

 Sep06 Sep07 Sep08 Sep09 Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 current ratio 1.75 1.54 2.09 4.25 2.08 2.40 2.54 2.55 2.90 2.52

Keurig Green Mountain Inc Quarterly Data

 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 current ratio 2.55 2.70 3.87 3.43 2.90 2.77 2.56 2.66 2.52 2.61
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