Cash on Hand

Definition

The Cash on Hand KPI refers to the amount of money that your business has immediately available on the last day of the reporting period.

Characteristics

It is not possible to have negative Cash on Hand

IncludeDon’t include
Petty cash and money in bank accountsAssets

Calculation

∑of money immediately available
= Cash on Hand

Tip: Simply use our Banking API to get your current COH!

OR:

CoH at beginning of period
– expenses
+ receipts
= Cash on Hand at end of period

 

 

Cash Balance, Cash, Liquid Assets
CoH

Currency
(Euro / Dollar / YEN…)

Example

At the beginning of February a company has 52.000 € Cash on Hand. In February they have expenses of 12.000 € and receipts of 8.000 €. Their Cash on Hand at the end of the month is therefore calculated as follows:

52.000 €
– 12.000 €
+ 8.000 €
= 48.000 €

 

Q&A

Q: Can I just add the months Revenue and deduct the months Total Cost to get my new Cash on Hand?
A: Usually not, as the sale and the actual cash flow do not necessarily occur in the same month.

 

Cost Total

Cost Labour

Net Cash Burn

Cash on Hand

Head-count

Custom KPIs