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Spire Quick Ratio

: 0.53 (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. Spire's quick ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 0.53.

Spire has a quick ratio of 0.53. It indicates that the company cannot currently fully pay back its current liabilities.

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

NYSE:SR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28   Med: 0.65   Max: 4.21
Current: 0.53

0.28
4.21

During the past 13 years, Spire's highest Quick Ratio was 4.21. The lowest was 0.28. And the median was 0.65.

NYSE:SR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 128 Companies
in the Utilities - Regulated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. NYSE:SR: 0.53 )

Spire Quick Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Spire'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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Spire Annual Data
Trend Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20
Quick Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.32 0.46 0.34 0.28 0.28

Spire 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 0.37 0.28 0.38 0.57 0.53

Competitive Comparison

For the Utilities - Regulated Gas subindustry, Spire'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.

   

Spire Quick Ratio Distribution

For the Utilities - Regulated industry and Utilities sector, Spire's Quick Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Spire's Quick Ratio falls into.



Spire 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.

Spire's Quick Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2020 is calculated as

Quick Ratio (A: Sep. 2020 )=(Total Current Assets-Total Inventories)/Total Current Liabilities
=(590.6-191.5)/1449.2
=0.28

Spire'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
=(898.3-216.4)/1291.8
=0.53

* 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.


Spire  (NYSE:SR) 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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Spire Business Description

Spire logo
Industry
Utilities » Utilities - Regulated NAICS : 221210 SIC : 4924
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
700 Market Street, Saint Louis, MO, USA, 63101
Spire Inc is a public utility holding company with two key business segments: Gas Utility and Gas Marketing. The Gas Utility segment includes the regulated operations of Laclede Gas, Alabama Gas Corporation (Alagasco), and EnergySouth Inc. The Utilities businesses operations include the purchase, retail, distribution, and sale of natural gas in Missouri, Alabama, and Mississippi. The Gas Utility segment generates a majority of the company's revenue but is subject to seasonal fluctuations. The Gas Marketing segment includes Laclede Energy Resources, Inc, whose operations include the marketing of natural gas and related activities on a non-regulated basis.
Executives
Hampton Joseph B. officer: President, AL & MS 700 MARKET STREET ST. LOUIS MO 63101
Woodard Adam W. officer: Treasurer 700 MARKET STREET ST. LOUIS MO 63101
Rasche Steven P officer: Executive Vice President 12442 CINEMA LANE SAINT LOUIS MO 63127
Van Lokeren Mary Ann director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: VAN LOKEREN MARY ANN 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;}
Fogarty Maria V. director 720 OLIVE ST. LOUIS MO 63101
Jones Rob L. director 555 EAST AIRTEX DRIVE HOUSTON TX 77073
Borer Mark A director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: BORER MARK A 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;}
Glotzbach Edward L director C/O VISUAL NETWORKS INC 2092 GAITHER ROAD ROCKVILLE MD 20850
Newberry Brenda D director 720 OLIVE STREET ST. LOUIS MO 63101
Schwartz Stephen S director 46897 BAYSIDE PARKWAY FREMONT CA 94538
Stupp John P Jr director STUPP JOHN P JR 120 SOUTH CENTRAL AVE STE 1650 ST LOUIS MO 63105
Carter Scott B. officer: SVP, COO of Distribution Ops 700 MARKET STREET ST. LOUIS MO 63101
Sitherwood Suzanne director, officer: President & CEO 700 MARKET STREET SAINT LOUIS MO 63101
Darrell Mark C officer: Senior Vice President 720 OLIVE STREET SAINT LOUIS MO 63101
Geiselhart Michael C officer: Senior Vice President 720 OLIVE STREET SAINT LOUIS MO 63101

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