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.
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undistributed profits

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undistributed profits

see RETAINED PROFIT.
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undistributed profits

see RETAINED PROFITS.
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Tolkien's heirs claimed the studio owed it millions of pounds in undistributed profits from the three films, which made pounds 1.8 billion (2.9 billion US dollars) worldwide and won 11 Oscars after they were released between 2001 and 2003.
Tolkien's heirs claimed the studio owed it millions of pounds in undistributed profits from the three films, which made pounds 1.8 billion worldwide and won 11 Oscars after they released between 2001 and 2003.
Tolkien's heirs claimed the studio owed it millions of pounds in undistributed profits from the three films, which made pounds 1.8bn ($2.9bn) worldwide, and won 11 Oscars after their release between 2001 and 2003.
Eighty years ago, credit men were talking about the current recession and potential inflation, and NACM was working to repeal the undistributed profits tax.
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Income on equity covers dividends and reinvested earnings for incorporated enterprises and distributed and undistributed profits for branches.
He gained enactment of a wealth tax, revived the estate and gift taxes, and imposed a special tax on undistributed profits to stop the use of corporations as personal tax shelters.