retained earnings

the accumulated, undistributed earnings of a corporation.
Also called retained income, earned surplus. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Instead, they fund their operations and expansions out of retained earnings or
  in the bond and commercial-paper markets.
Feeding the array is not synonymous with net retained earnings.
Dividend equivalents paid on units expected to vest are recognized as a
  reduction in retained earnings.
Retained earnings are the device by which companies invest, and thus increase
  future dividends.
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