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Solvency, in finance or business, is the degree to which the current assets of an individual or entity exceed the current liabilities of that individual or entity.[1] Solvency can also be described as the ability of a corporation to meet its long-term fixed expenses and to accomplish long-term expansion and growth.[2] This is best measured using the net liquid balance (NLB) formula. In this formula solvency is calculated by adding cash and cash equivalents to short-term investments, then subtracting notes payable.[3]

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  1. ^ Zietlow 2007, p. 5
  2. ^ Gaist 2009, p. 34
  3. ^ Zietlow 2007, p. 30


  • Gaist, Paul A (2009). Igniting the Power of Community: The Role of CBOs and NGOs in Global Public Health. Springer. ISBN 0-387-98156-X. OCLC 310400989.
  • Zietlow, John T; Seidner, Alan G (2007). Cash & investment management for nonprofit organizations. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN 0-471-74165-5. OCLC 255472451.

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of solvency at Wiktionary