retained profits

retained profits
The proportion of profits after tax that is not distributed as dividends but is reinvested in the company. Financial Services Glossary

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  • retained earnings — retained profits; = ploughed back profits; = retentions The net profit available for distribution, less any distributions made, i.e. the amount kept within the company. Retained earnings are recorded in the profit and loss reserve …   Accounting dictionary

  • retained earnings — retained profits; ploughed back profits; retentions The net profit available for distribution, less any distributions made, i. e. the amount kept within the company. Retained earnings are recorded in the profit and loss reserve …   Big dictionary of business and management

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  • retained earnings — n pl: earned surplus at surplus Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • retained earnings — An account on the balance sheet which represents the accumulated earnings of a corporation less any dividend distributions (including capitalization through stock dividends). It is usually a credit balance and a component of stockholder s equity …   Black's law dictionary

  • retained earnings — surplus of income compared to expenses, total of accumulated profits, surplus money …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Capitalization Of Profits — Converting a company s retained earnings, which represent the profits held in the business over time, to capital. The capitalization of profits process involves issuing a stock dividend, or bonus shares, to existing shareholders. This allocation… …   Investment dictionary

  • Accumulated Earnings and Profits — An accounting term applicable to stockholders of closely held businesses. Accumulated earnings and profits are a company s net profits after deducting distributions to the stockholders. This is calculated as of the beginning of the …   Investment dictionary

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