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Laboratory of America Holdings Quick Ratio

: 1.98 (As of Jun. 2021)
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The quick ratio measures a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets. It is calculated as a company's Total Current Assets excludes Total Inventories divides by its Total Current Liabilities. Laboratory of America Holdings's quick ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 1.98.

Laboratory of America Holdings has a quick ratio of 1.98. It generally indicates good short-term financial strength.

The historical rank and industry rank for Laboratory of America Holdings's Quick Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:LH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44   Med: 1.46   Max: 4.38
Current: 1.98

0.44
4.38

During the past 13 years, Laboratory of America Holdings's highest Quick Ratio was 4.38. The lowest was 0.44. And the median was 1.46.

NYSE:LH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 111 Companies
in the Medical Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. NYSE:LH: 1.98 )

Laboratory of America Holdings Quick Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Laboratory of America Holdings's Quick 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.

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Laboratory of America Holdings Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Quick Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.24 1.15 1.38 1.03 1.53

Laboratory of America Holdings Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
Quick Ratio 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 Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.01 1.23 1.53 1.55 1.98

Competitive Comparison

For the Diagnostics & Research subindustry, Laboratory of America Holdings's Quick Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and Quick 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.

   

Laboratory of America Holdings Quick Ratio Distribution

For the Medical Diagnostics & Research industry and Healthcare sector, Laboratory of America Holdings's Quick Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Laboratory of America Holdings's Quick Ratio falls into.



Laboratory of America Holdings Quick Ratio Calculation

The quick ratio measures a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets. For this reason, the ratio excludes inventories from current assets.

Laboratory of America Holdings's Quick Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

Quick Ratio (A: Dec. 2020 )=(Total Current Assets-Total Inventories)/Total Current Liabilities
=(5125.4-423.2)/3078.5
=1.53

Laboratory of America Holdings's Quick Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as

Quick Ratio (Q: Jun. 2021 )=(Total Current Assets-Total Inventories)/Total Current Liabilities
=(5693.5-421.3)/2667.1
=1.98

* 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.


Laboratory of America Holdings  (NYSE:LH) Quick Ratio Explanation

The quick ratio is more conservative than the Current Ratio because it excludes inventories from current assets. The ratio derives its name presumably from the fact that assets such as cash and marketable securities are quick sources of cash. Inventories generally take time to be converted into cash, and if they have to be sold quickly, the company may have to accept a lower price than book value of these inventories. As a result, they are justifiably excluded from assets that are ready sources of immediate cash.

In general, low or decreasing quick ratios generally suggest that a company is over-leveraged, struggling to maintain or grow sales, paying bills too quickly or collecting receivables too slowly. On the other hand, a high or increasing quick ratio generally indicates that a company is experiencing solid top-line growth, quickly converting receivables into cash, and easily able to cover its financial obligations. Such companies often have faster inventory turnover and cash conversion cycles.

The higher the quick ratio, the better the company's liquidity position.


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Laboratory of America Holdings Business Description

Laboratory of America Holdings logo
Industry
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Address
358 South Main Street, Burlington, NC, USA, 27215
Laboratory Corporation of America is one of the nation's two largest independent clinical laboratories, with roughly 20% of the independent lab market. The company operates approximately 2,000 patient-service centers, offering a broad range of 5,000 clinical lab tests, ranging from routine blood and urine screens to complex oncology and genomic testing. With the addition of Covance, LabCorp also has a sizable footprint in the global contract research organization market.
Executives
Caveney Brian J officer: EVP, President of Diagnostics 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET BURLINGTON NC 27215
Wilkinson Peter J officer: SVP, Chief Accounting Officer C/O PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 929 NORTH FRONT STREET WILMINGTON NC 28401
Williams R Sanders director DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TRENT DRIVE DURHAM NC 27706
Van Der Vaart Sandra D officer: EVP, Chief Legal Officer 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET BURLINGTON NC 27215
King David P director 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET BURLINGTON NC 27215
Kirchgraber Paul R officer: CEO, Covance Drug Development 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET BURLINGTON NC 27215
Schroeder Mark S officer: EVP, President-Diagnostics Lab 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET BURLINGTON NC 27215
Eisenberg Glenn A officer: Chief Financial Officer, EVP P O BOX 1017 CHARLOTTE NC 28201-1017
Berberian Lance officer: EVP, CIO & CTO PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: BERBERIAN LANCE a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Summy Amy B. officer: EVP, Chief Marketing Officer 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET BURLINGTON NC 27215
Seltz Judith C officer: EVP, CHRO 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET BURLINGTON NC 27215
Belingard Jean-luc director 1401 HARBOR BAY PARKWAY ALAMEDA CA 94502
Gilliland Dwight Gary director 531 SOUTH SPRING STREET BURLINGTON NC 27215
Kong Garheng director 712 COLLEGE AVENUE MENLO PARK CA 94025
Neupert Peter M director 13920 SE EASTGATE WAY STE 300 BELLEVUE WA 98005

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