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Plow back

To reinvest earnings in a business rather than pay out them out as dividends. Common practice in high-growth companies.

Plow Back

To reinvest a company's earnings into its operations. A high growth company often plows back the majority of its earnings rather than pays out dividends in order to maintain its high growth rate. On the other hand, established companies tend to plow back very little, unless they are attempting to corner or create a new market. The plowback ratio tells investors the rate at which companies do this.

plow back

To reinvest earnings in additional income-producing assets. Firms that plow back earnings rather than paying the earnings in dividends tend to experience more rapid increases in earnings per share.
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A well organised and determined first half meant Plough went in at the break all-square.
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Bob didn't have a Ferguson plough, so he had fitted an old David Brown plough onto the Ferguson.
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CHURCH members flocked to Hade Edge to meet the World Ploughing Champion at the annual blessing of the plough service.
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He's leaving behind for the day the Gelderlander carriage horses he usually works with at Beamish Museum, in favour of heavy horses Prince and Lion and a 1910 plough when he competes in the annual Beamish ploughing match on August 26.