Define: Undistributed Profit

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Definition: Undistributed Profit

What is the dictionary definition of Undistributed Profit?

Dictionary Definition

Undistributed Profit is profit earned by organisation that is not distributed to it’s shareholders by way of dividends.

Such sums are available for distribution at a later date but typically is used by companies to finance their activities.


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Definition Sources

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

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

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