retained earnings

Definition of "retained earnings"
  1. The accumulated profits of a corporation that haven't been distributed as dividends but are instead invested back into the business or used for paying off debts
How to use "retained earnings" in a sentence
  1. Despite their profits, the corporation's retained earnings were heavily invested in research and development.
  2. The company was able to pay off debts using their retained earnings.
  3. The balance sheet indicated a significant amount of retained earnings channeled towards business expansion.

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