Change in Cash and Equiv

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Definition

Change in cash and equiv (change in cash and cash equivalents) are increases or decreases in cash or items that are easily converted into cash. Examples of cash equivalents are: money market accounts, treasury bills, and short term government bonds. Cash and cash equivalents are a business' most liquid assets.

Investors look at change in cash and equiv as a reflection of changes in a company's liquidity and solvency.

Formula

Change in Cash and Equiv = End of Year Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning of Year Cash and Cash Equivalents

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