# Calculate and present the current ratio for each company. Which company is more likely to get the loan? Why?

Potz and Pans, a small gift shop, has current assets of \$45,000 (including inventory valued at \$30,000) and \$9,000 in current liabilities. Wannabees, a specialty clothing store has current assets of \$150,000 (including inventory valued at \$125,000) and \$85,000 in current liabilities. Both business have applied for loans. Click the calculators box on the toolbar at bankrate.com then click on Small Business to answer the following questions.

1) Calculate and present the current ratio for each company. Which company is more likely to get the loan? Why?

2) The acid test ratio subtracts the value of the firm’s inventory from its total current assets. Because inventory is often difficult to sell, this ratio is considered an even more reliable measure of a business’s ability to repay loans than the current ration. Calculate and present the acid test ratio for each business and decide whether you would give either the loan. Why or why not for each?