What are the three factors that influence your decision whether a company current ratio is good or bad?

This is phrased as an opinion question, so hopefully I'm not leading you astray:

1. Are they liquid and using resources effectively? Generally speaking, it should be between 1.5 and 3. Too low - they may not have enough to meet a short term cash "crunch". Too high and they're probably not using resources effectively.

2. Age of payables and receivables. Are they stretching suppliers out too far? Are they collecting on their receivables?

3. Industry. Is it cyclical? Are it's customers or suppliers cyclical? Where are they in that cycle?

Hope that helps - it's possible this may be a specific set from a textbook that you're looking for...