retained earnings

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re·tained earnings

 (rĭ-tānd′)
pl.n.
The accumulated net income retained for reinvestment in a business, rather than being paid out in dividends to stockholders.
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Accordingly, it had a stockholders' deficit of about USD1.4m and net losses in three of its last four fiscal years, as of 31 March 2018, thus bringing it below the Stockholders' Equity Requirement.
Total stockholders' equity was USD 960,181 at March 31, 2018, compared to total stockholders' deficit of USD 207,930 at June 30, 2017.
As of March 31, 2017, the company had a stockholders' deficit of USD 54,361, which resulted from litigation costs, the accrual of USD 2.8 million in damages, as well as the recording of a valuation allowance against the company's deferred tax asset of USD 3.5 million, which resulted in the company recording a net loss of USD 4.8 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, thus bringing the company below the Stockholders' Equity Requirement.