retained earnings

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re·tained earnings

The accumulated net income retained for reinvestment in a business, rather than being paid out in dividends to stockholders.
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As of March 31, 2017, the company had a stockholders' deficit of USD 54,361, which resulted from litigation costs, the accrual of USD 2.
At December 31, 2012, the company had a working capital deficit and stockholders' deficit of USD8.
In a form filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, GM said: "Our independent public accounting firm has issued an opinion on our consolidated financial statements that states that (they) were prepared assuming we will continue as a going concern and further states that our recurring losses from operations, stockholders' deficit and inability to generate sufficient cash flow to meet our obligations and sustain our operations raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.