Define: Retained Earnings

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Definition: Retained Earnings

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Accumulated past profits, not distributed in dividends, available to finance investment in assets.

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Definitions for Retained Earnings are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.