Glossary


Q
Quarterly Earnings

Box appearing at the lower left hand corner of The Value Line Investment Survey page (directly below the quarterly sales box) in which five years of actual and estimated earnings are listed for each of the four quarters of each listed year.

Quarterly Sales

Box appearing at the lower left hand corner of The Value Line Investment Survey page in which five years of actual and estimated sales are listed for each of the four quarters of each listed year.

Quick Ratio

A company's cash assets, marketable securities, and receivables divided by its current liabilities. This ratio is used to evaluate a company's ability to pay off its short-term obligations. Also known as the Acid Test Ratio.