Define: Unappropriated Profit

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Definition: Unappropriated Profit


Quick Summary of Unappropriated Profit


The part of an organisation’s profit that is neither allocated to a specific purpose nor paid out in dividends to shareholders.



What is the dictionary definition of Unappropriated Profit?

Dictionary Definition


The part of an organisation’s profit that is neither allocated to a specific purpose nor paid out in dividends to shareholders.


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Full Definition of Unappropriated Profit


Applies to earnings not paid out as dividends but instead reinvested in the core business or used to pay off debt.

Unappropriated profit is part of shareholder equity.

It is also called earned surplus or accumulated earnings.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Unappropriated Profit are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 5th May 2019.