return of capital

Definition

A distribution of cash resulting from depreciation tax savings, the sale of a capital asset or securities, or any other transaction unrelated to retained earnings.

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The return of capital was a distribution of cash and I thought it meant good things for everyone in the world.

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You need to make sure that you are always getting the best return of capital that you can to not waste your time.

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After yet another record quarter the company announced an increase in the return of capital to its shareholders through increased dividends and a stock buy back.

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