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Reserves to Capital Ratio:

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This ratio establishes relationship between reserves and capital. Higher proportion of reserves shows financial soundness because:
  • Unit shall be able to meet future losses as and when suffered.
     
  • Unit can grow, expand, diversify as it may desire.

Formula:

The ratio is calculated with the help of following formula:

Reserves to capital ratio =  Reserves / Capital

Example:

Total reserves = $5000

Capital = $15000

Required: Calculate reserves to capital ratio.

Solution:

Reserves to capital ratio =  Reserves / Capital

= $5000 / $15000

= 0.33

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