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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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Mr Moyo said those who managed to plough in January had their crops carried away by rain water and others had their crops submerged in water something he said called for re-ploughing.
All the tractors and ploughs in use are in original condition and have not been subject to a major overhaul, just regular maintenance.
There are classes for trailed ploughs and mounted ploughs being pulled by vintage, classic and Ferguson tractors.
A great success was winning the Northern Counties competition, using a borrowed plough to beat three British champions.
Bob came around the corner driving his Mercedes Unimog with the plough on the back and the crawler on a trailer behind, and into the left hand side of the Unimog I jump.
First to arrive was Joan and Allen Woodall from Brockholes, each driving a tractor with a plough attached.
Plough Sunday, an important date in the farming calendar, was the day work on the farm began again after the twelve days of Christmas.
He will be using a classic 50-year-old B275 International tractor and three-furrow plough.
The origin of Plough Sunday dates back to medieval times when the parish ploughs, bedecked with ribbons, would be dragged to church.
Brynford enthusiast John Hooson demonstrated a six-furrow semi-mounted plough 46 years after its launch by manufacturer David Brown.
But he never dreamt that 64 years on he would be reunited with the same plough for his last ploughing event before retiring at the age of 77.
Plough Sunday, an important date in the farming calendar, was the day when work on the farm started after the 12 days of Christmas.