statement of retained earnings

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A document that reflects the amount of income received for the fiscal year.

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After the year was over, John had to work on completing the statement of retained earnings to be published by the company.

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A corporation should provide their shareholders with a statement of retained earnings each year to give them a thorough understanding of the financial position of the company.

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Companies frequently wish to retain some amount of their earnings which are neither invested in new projects for paid out as dividends; investors can access this information on the company's statement of retained earnings.

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