statement of retained earnings



Financial statement showing the net income of a firm set aside as a reserve, paid out to the stockholders (shareholders), and consumed by the losses. It usually accompanies an income statement or statement of owners' equity.

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  • The company that holds our mutual funds sent out a statement of retained earnings in order to ensure confidence in their company due to these financially unstable times.

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  • The statement of retained earnings provided equity shareholders and investors with valuable information with regards to the financial health of the company.

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  • As a new investor and possible partner, the businessman sought a chance to review every germane piece of paperwork dealing with his new potential business ally's fiscal interests, including a statement of retained earnings, keeping an eye particularly on how his new potential partner was handling stock dividends.

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