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Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Total Current Assets
$15,086 Mil (As of Dec. 2016)

Total current assets includes Cash and Cash Equivalents, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, and Other Current Assets. Rio Tinto PLC's total current assets for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was $15,086 Mil.


Definition

Total Current Assets are the asset that can be converted to cash or used to pay current liabilities within 12 months.

Rio Tinto PLC's Total Current Assets for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Rio Tinto PLC's Total Current Assets for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

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

Total Current Assets is linked to the Current Ratio, which is the result of dividing total current assets by total current liabilities. It is frequently used as an indicator of a company's liquidity, its ability to meet short-term obligations.

Total Current Assets is also linked to Working Capital, Net working capital is calculated as Total Current Assets minus Total Current Liabilities.


Explanation

In Ben Graham’s calculation of liquidation value, inventory is only considered worth half of its book value, and accounts receivable is considered worth 75% of its value. Therefore the liquidation value is lower than calculated from total current assets.

Rio Tinto PLC's Liquidation Value for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is

Liquidation value
=Cash and Cash Equivalents-Total Liabilities+(0.75 * Account Receivable)+(0.5 * Inventory)
=8536-49973+0.75 * 2283+0.5 * 2937
=-38,256

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


Related Terms

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Other Current Assets


Historical Data

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

Rio Tinto PLC Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Total Current Assets 21,93113,11014,93223,16522,32420,51022,28221,12515,55415,086

Rio Tinto PLC Semi-Annual Data

Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13Jun14Dec14Jun15Dec15Jun16Dec16
Total Current Assets 19,52220,51021,49922,28220,10321,12518,27315,55413,85315,086
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