GURUFOCUS.COM » STOCK LIST » Healthcare » Healthcare Providers & Services » Chemed Corp (NYSE:CHE) » Definitions » Current Ratio

Chemed (Chemed) Current Ratio : 1.91 (As of Mar. 2024)


View and export this data going back to 1982. Start your Free Trial

What is Chemed Current Ratio?

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. Chemed's current ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 1.91.

Chemed has a current ratio of 1.91. It generally indicates good short-term financial strength.

The historical rank and industry rank for Chemed's Current Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

CHE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5   Med: 0.92   Max: 1.91
Current: 1.91

During the past 13 years, Chemed's highest Current Ratio was 1.91. The lowest was 0.50. And the median was 0.92.

CHE's Current Ratio is ranked better than
67.45% of 679 companies
in the Healthcare Providers & Services industry
Industry Median: 1.37 vs CHE: 1.91

Chemed Current Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Chemed's Current Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Chemed Current Ratio Chart

Chemed Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Current Ratio
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.73 1.10 0.76 0.92 1.61

Chemed Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Current Ratio Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.93 1.11 1.33 1.61 1.91

Competitive Comparison of Chemed's Current Ratio

For the Medical Care Facilities subindustry, Chemed's Current Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and Current Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Chemed's Current Ratio Distribution in the Healthcare Providers & Services Industry

For the Healthcare Providers & Services industry and Healthcare sector, Chemed's Current Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Chemed's Current Ratio falls into.



Chemed Current Ratio Calculation

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.

Chemed's Current Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Current Ratio (A: Dec. 2023 )=Total Current Assets (A: Dec. 2023 )/Total Current Liabilities (A: Dec. 2023 )
=500.843/312.05
=1.61

Chemed's Current Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as

Current Ratio (Q: Mar. 2024 )=Total Current Assets (Q: Mar. 2024 )/Total Current Liabilities (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=539.617/281.974
=1.91

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Chemed  (NYSE:CHE) Current Ratio 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.


Chemed Current Ratio Related Terms

Thank you for viewing the detailed overview of Chemed's Current Ratio provided by GuruFocus.com. Please click on the following links to see related term pages.


Chemed (Chemed) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
255 East Fifth Street, Suite 2600, Cincinnati, OH, USA, 45202-4726
Chemed Corp operates subsidiaries in two main segments: VITAS and Roto-Rooter. The VITAS segment generates the majority of the firm's revenue. It provides hospice and palliative-care services to patients with terminal illnesses through a network of physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, and volunteers. The vast majority of the segment's revenue is received from the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement programs. The Roto-Rooter segment provides plumbing, drain cleaning, water restoration, and related services to residential and commercial customers. Chemed generates the majority of its revenue from business in the United States.
Executives
Kevin J Mcnamara director, officer: president & ceo 2500 CHEMED CENTER, 255 EAST FIFTH ST, CINCINNATI OH 45202
Spencer S Lee officer: vice president 2500 CHEMED CENTER, 255 EAST FIFTH ST, CINCINNATI OH 45202
David Patrick Williams officer: Vice President & CFO
Nicholas Michael Westfall officer: Executive Vice President 8035 PEREGRINE LANE, CINCINNATI OH 45243
Patrick P Grace director 1100 PARK AVE, APT 15C, NEW YORK NY 10128
Eileen P Mccarthy director 3515 78TH STREET, #2, JACKSON HEIGHTS NY 11372
Michael D Witzeman officer: vice president and controller 255 E 5TH STREET, SUITE 2600, CINCINNATI OH 45202
Mount John Meredith Jr. director 2906 MABRY ROAD NE, ATLANTA GA 30319
Donald E Saunders director 306 MIANI TRAIL, OXFORD OH 45056
Christopher J Heaney director 101 S. FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH BLVD., APARTMENT 1602, FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33316
Ron Delyons director 2692 MADISON ROAD, SUITE N1-313, CINCINNATI OH 45208
Naomi C Dallob officer: VP and Chief Legal Officer 255 EAST FIFTH STREET, SUITE 2600, CINCINNATI OH 45202
Thomas C Hutton director, officer: vice president ONE ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, STE 1510, NEW YORK NY 10020
Walsh George J Iii director ONE CHASE MANHATTAN PLAZA, NEW YORK NY 10005
Andrea R Lindell director