ATT Cash and Equivalents vs. Five Year Return Fundamental AnalysisATT is rated below average in five year return category among related companies. It is rated below average in cash and equivalents category among related companies creating about 9,380,038,388 of Cash and Equivalents per Five Year Return. Five Year Return is considered as one of the best measures to evaluate fund performance especially from the mid and long term prospective. It shows the total annualized return generated from holding a fund for the last 5 years and represents capital appreciation of fund investments including all dividends, losses, and capital gains distributions.
Although Five Year Fund Returns can give a sense of overall fund potential, it is recommended to compare fund performance with other similar funds for the same five year time interval. Similarly, comparing overall find performance over the last five year with appropriate market index is a great way to determine how this fund will perform during different market fluctuations.Cash or Cash Equivalents are the most liquid of all assets found on company's balance sheet. It is used in calculating many of the firm's liquidity ratios and is a good indicator of overall financial health of a company. Companies with a lot of cash are usually attractive takeover targets. Cash Equivalents are balance sheet items that are typically reported using currency printed on notes.
Cash equivalents represent current assets that are easily convertible to cash such as short term bonds, savings account, money market funds, or certificate of deposits (CDs). One of the important consideration companies make when classifying assets as cash equivalent is that investments they report on their balance sheets under current assets should have almost no risk of change in value over the next few months (usually 3 months).