Net Current Assets Value (NCAV) is calculated as (Current assets (cash, inventories and accounts receivable) – All possible Liabilities) / Market value
All possible Liabilities = (Total Assets - Common Shareholders Equity).
How to use it for a net-net investment strategy
As you can see in the above ratio nothing is done to lower the value of inventory or accounts receivable as Benjamin Graham suggested. To make up for this you can select companies that have a net current asset value ratio of more than 1.5.
This means that all the companies the screener selects have net current assets (after all liabilities have been deducted) worth at least 1.5 the current market value of the company.
How to use the ratio
Available as a screening ratio: Yes
Available as an output column ratio: Yes (Look for it under the Valuation heading)
How to select the cheapest NCAV companies
To find companies with the highest net current asset value (most undervalued companies) set the slider from 0% to 10%.
Other NCAV articles
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