Definition of working capital in English:

working capital


mass nounFinance
  • The capital of a business which is used in its day-to-day trading operations, calculated as the current assets minus the current liabilities.

    Also called net current assets
    • ‘More important, it also includes investments in long-term assets and working capital.’
    • ‘Some businesses irreparably damage their working capital position by extending unrealistic credit to customers.’
    • ‘These might include funds for acquisitions or simply working capital to carry out day-to-day operations.’
    • ‘Many firms have found it difficult to obtain working capital or export credit.’
    • ‘In the current environment, working capital management may not be top of your agenda but, ideally, it should be.’
    money, finance, finances, funds, the wherewithal, the means, assets, wealth, resources, reserves, deep pockets, stock, principal
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working capital