retained profit


retained profit
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retained profit UK US noun [U or plural] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE
RETAINED EARNINGS(Cf. ↑retained earnings): »

After dividends were paid out, the retained profit was €8.8m.

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The lack of retained profits restricts business owners' ability to invest in the new technology.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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