earnings retained


earnings retained

Accounting dictionary. 2014.

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  • retained earnings — Earnings of a corporation from the current as well as prior years that have neither been distributed to the shareholders as dividends nor transferred to the surplus account. Corporate earnings accumulated over time. One of a corporation s equity… …   Financial and business terms

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

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  • Retained earnings — In accounting, retained earnings refers to the portion of net income which is retained by the corporation rather than distributed to its owners as dividends. Similarly, if the corporation makes a loss, then that loss is retained and called… …   Wikipedia

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