CMA means Credit Monitoring Arrangements. This full form of CMA is as given by Reserve Bank of India. For arranging working capital finance information about income, expenses, assets & liabilities is required to be given in a specific format to the bank by applicant. This specific format is referred to as CMA Report / CMA Data. It is a critical analysis of current & projected financial statements of a loan applicant by the banker. CMA data is a systematic analysis of working capital management of a borrower and objective of this statement is to ensure the usage of long term and short term fund have been used for the given purpose.
What Includes in CMA Report ?
The current ratio should be at least greator than 1.33. The sales should be generally 4 or 5 times of the amount of loan. There should be sufficient stock to act as collaterally to the loan amount. In case, there is another loan, the bank requires the status of the loan and defaults made, if any. The loan payback capacity of the firm identified by the cash and bank balance, debtors collection period etc. – Various ratios are to be computed related to working capital and assets.