Operating Cash Flow Ratio


DEFINITION of 'Operating Cash Flow Ratio'

A measure of how well current liabilities are covered by the cash flow generated from a company's operations.


Operating Cash Flow Ratio


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BREAKING DOWN 'Operating Cash Flow Ratio'

The operating cash flow ratio can gauge a company's liquidity in the short term. Using cash flow as opposed to income is sometimes a better indication of liquidity simply because, as we know, cash is how bills are normally paid off.

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  3. Income

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  4. Income From Operations - IFO

    The profit realized from a business' own operations. Income from ...
  5. Operating Cash Flow - OCF

    Operating Cash Flow (or OCF) is a measure of the amount of cash ...
  6. Current Liabilities

    A company's debts or obligations that are due within one year. ...
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