Declaring cash dividends decreases 'cash' and 'equity'. Therefore, it decreases the current ratio (Current assets / Current liabilities), and increases the debt-to-asset ratio (Total debt / Total assets) and the debt-to-equity ratio (Total debt / Total equity).
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Declaring cash dividends decreases 'cash' and 'equity'. Therefore, it decreases the current ratio (Current assets / Current liabilities), and increases the debt-to-asset ratio (Total debt / Total assets) and the debt-to-equity ratio (Total debt / Total equity).