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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42,920,650 out of the unappropriated profits for the issuance of 4,292,065 bonus share.
Proposal for appropriation of the company's profit according to the adopted Balance Sheet (item 8 (c) on the agenda) The Board of Directors proposes that no dividend is distributed for the financial year 2008 and that unappropriated profits available for the General Meeting are carried forward.
At the Annual General Meeting on March 14, 2001, the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board will propose to apply unappropriated profits of Euro 33 million towards dividend payments of Euro 0.