Understanding the Concepts
Quick ratios are the other important ratios for the small business, where the current assets of a business entity, with an exception of the inventories, are compared to the current liabilities to determine how best the business is placed in meeting its current cash payment obligations. Profitability ratios are also vital for a small business, since they help the business determine how much profits it has generated within a specified period of business operation (Bangs, 1992). In so doing, the business understands its performance, ranging from the effectiveness of its operations to how well the business is placed to compete with other businesses of its nature, serving the same market segment. Through the creation of such insights, developed from the analysis of financial ratios, a business makes suitable, tactical and strategic decisions that help it thrive in the market while improving on its operations effectiveness; customer needs satisfaction and profitability (Horcher, 2005).
These ratios compares with those applied by large corporations in that, the same ratios are applied by the large corporations for the same reasons, as are for the small businesses. Thus, such ratios are equally important to the managers of large corporations, as they are to the owner managers of small businesses. However, some financial ratios are more appropriate to aid the process of making decisions in large corporations. ...Show more