Cash and Equivalents vs Current Assets
Cash and Equivalents
A component of Total Assets
representing the amount of currency on hand as well as demand deposits with banks or financial institutions.
Current assets of Visa Inc include cash, cash equivalents, short-term investments, accounts receivable, stock inventory and the portion of prepaid liabilities which will be paid within a year. Depending on the nature of the business, current assets can range from barrels of crude oil, to baked goods, to foreign currency. Current assets are important because they are the assets that are used to fund day-to-day operations of Visa. The current portion of Total Assets
, reported if a company operates a classified balance sheet that segments current and non-current assets.