undistributed profits

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Undistributed Profits

The amount of a publicly-traded company's post-tax earnings that are not paid in dividends. Most earnings retained are re-invested into the company's operations. Year-on-year tracking of the ratio of undistributed profits to dividends is important to fundamental analysis to investigate whether a company is increasing or decreasing its rate of re-investment. Undistributed profits form part of a company's equity, and are owned by shareholders. They are also called retained earnings, accumulated profits, undivided profits, and earned surplus.

undistributed profits

undistributed profits

see RETAINED PROFIT.

undistributed profits

see RETAINED PROFITS.
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The remainder of earnings retained by the Company will be deployed to create additional value for shareholders through investment in fleet growth, opportunistic share repurchases under existing and future programs, debt reduction and other corporate purposes.
6 million at December 31, 2003 as a result of earnings retained and additional common stock issued on exercises of employee stock options, offset by cash dividends paid, common stock repurchased, and a decline in the market value of the portfolio of available-for-sale investment securities.
5 million at September 30, 2003 through a combination of earnings retained (net of cash dividends paid and common stock repurchased), additional common stock issued on exercises of employee stock options, and a decline in the market value of the portfolio of available-for-sale investment securities.
This improvement was the result of earnings retained from profits, the net proceeds from the placement of new shares and the conversion of EUR 2.
5 million at June 30, 2003 from a combination of earnings retained (net of cash dividends paid and common stock repurchased), additional common stock issued on exercises of employee stock options, and a decline in the market value of the portfolio of available-for-sale investment securities.
BRADY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND EARNINGS RETAINED IN THE BUSINESS (Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended October 31, Percentage 2003 2002 Change Net sales $151,906 $138,662 9.
As a result of the Bank's earnings retained (net of cash dividends paid), additional common stock issued on exercises of employee stock options, and an increase in the value of the portfolio of available-for-sale investment securities, stockholders' equity increased to a record $20.
adjustment), foreign earnings retained abroad, inventory
adjustments), foreign earnings retained abroad, inventory
This is offset by the Company's earnings retained during the period.
Posten has agreed to sell all of its interests in Postgirot Bank AB to Nordbanken AB for MSEK 4,100 plus earnings retained in the company from the beginning of 2001 until the closing of the transaction.
capital consumption adjustment), foreign earnings retained abroad,