The current ratio is a way of looking at your working capital and measuring your short-term solvency. The ratio is in the format x:y, where x is the amount of all current assets and y is the amount of all current liabilities.
Generally, your current ratio shows the ability of your business to generate cash to meet its short-term obligations. A decline in this ratio can be attributable to an increase in short-term debt, a decrease in current assets, or a combination of both. Regardless of the reasons, a decline in this ratio means a reduced ability to generate cash.
Merely paying off some current liabilities can improve your current ratio.
If your business lacks the cash to reduce current debts, long-term borrowing to repay the short-term debt can also improve this ratio.
Other possibilities may suggest themselves if you carefully scrutinize the
elements in the current asset and current liability sections of your company's
balance sheet. The idea is simply to take steps to increase total current assets
and/or decrease total current liabilities as of the balance sheet date. For
example, can you place a higher value on your year-end inventory? Can pending
orders be invoiced and placed on your books sooner to increase your accounts
receivable? Can purchases be delayed to reduce accounts