Calculate Working Capital

If a company takes all of its short-term assets (e.g. cash in the bank, receivables invoices, stock, etc) and pays all its short-term liabilities (e.g. suppliers, staff, etc) the remaining balance is their working capital position.  If the working capital position is positive, it is more than likely that the company is adequately capitalised and is self sufficient.  If however, the working capital position is negative, then the company needs to make up the difference by borrowing money or using some other source of working capital.  To calculate the working capital of a business, simply subtract its Current Liabilities from its Current Assets.

Working Capital = Current AssetsCurrent Liabilities

Knowing the working capital of a business will help to avoid unnecessary financial strain on the company.  Companies with insufficient working capital will invariably delay payments to suppliers, fail to pay staff salaries, delay tax payments and may ultimately lead to business failure and/or closure.   A useful measurement of the financial health of a business is its working capital ratio.  In a financially stable business, the working capital ratio will be above 2.

Working Capital Ratio = Current Assets / Current Liabilities

For example, a company with current assets of 100,000 and current liabilities of 40,000 has working capital of 60,000 and its working capital ratio is 2.5. Working capital ratios below 2 are an indication that there may be a potential financial problem.  A company with a working capital ratios below 2 needs to address the issue swiftly by borrowing money or using some other source of working capital.

Finding your Current Assets & Current Liabilities

Go to your accounts system and print your Balance Sheet, or ask your accountant for a recent Balance Sheet. Current Assets is a standard heading on most Balance Sheets. There may be a Current Liabilities heading and if not, there should be a heading: Creditors – amount falling due within one year and this is your Current Liabilities.


Low Cost Capital

Exchange Overview
Credebt Exchange® provides an unrivalled and unique form of Low Cost Capital specifically for organisations in the micro-medium business sector. The Exchange model is substantially different from any other type of traditional working capital/lending model. A summary of the principal differences is highlighted below:

  • Selling model, as opposed to a lending model
  • No liens & no personal guarantees
  • Low discount rates & no ‘face value’ charge
  • Access up to 90% of your invoices’ value quickly
  • Single Membership fee, regardless of volume
  • Payment terms can be greater than 90 days
  • Not required to sell all invoices/entire ‘book’
  • No long term contract & leave at any time
  • No ‘Debtor Concentration’ (i.e. no maximum value per Debtor)
  • Block trading & trade automation are possible
  • No retrospective, refactoring, or review fees
  • Simple, streamlined online reporting

Grow Your Business
If accessing your working capital quickly and easily is essential to growing your business, then Credebt Exchange® can help you access the capital ‘locked’ in your invoices now. We convert your invoices into Exchange Traded Receivables [ETR] for sale on the Exchange. ETR offer the best Low Cost Capital and most efficient cash flow solution in the market today.

Your Way
Credebt Exchange® Low Cost Capital uses a unique purchasing/true sale, legal assignment model. You are not borrowing money, you are selling your invoices/ETR. Selling your invoices/ETR dispenses with the onerous requirements associated with traditional lending. As a Member of the Exchange, you only sell what’s needed to meet your capital requirements.

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Take control of your cash flow today and apply for Membership by email using the form below. Priority applications can be processed online or by telephone on 01 799-5499

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