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Apple Retained Earnings

: $43,977 Mil (As of Dec. 2019)
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Retained earnings is the accumulated portion of net income that is not distributed to shareholders. Apple's retained earnings for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2019 was $43,977 Mil.

Apple's quarterly retained earnings declined from Jun. 2019 ($53,724 Mil) to Sep. 2019 ($45,898 Mil) and declined from Sep. 2019 ($45,898 Mil) to Dec. 2019 ($43,977 Mil).

Apple's annual retained earnings declined from Sep. 2017 ($98,330 Mil) to Sep. 2018 ($70,400 Mil) and declined from Sep. 2018 ($70,400 Mil) to Sep. 2019 ($45,898 Mil).


Apple Retained Earnings Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Apple Annual Data
Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Retained Earnings Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 92,284.00 96,364.00 98,330.00 70,400.00 45,898.00

Apple Quarterly Data
Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19
Retained Earnings Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 80,510.00 64,558.00 53,724.00 45,898.00 43,977.00

Apple Retained Earnings Calculation

Retained Earnings is the accumulated portion of net income that is not distributed to shareholders. Because the net income was not distributed to shareholders, shareholders' equity is increased by the same amount.

Of course, if a company loses, it is called retained losses, or accumulated losses.


Apple  (NAS:AAPL) Retained Earnings Explanation

Historically profitable companies sometimes have negative retained earnings. This is because they have cumulatively paid out more to shareholders than they reported in profits.

For example, in 2011, Microsoft had negative retained earnings. This does not mean the company lost more money than it made over the years. It just means it paid out more money than it earned.

If a company has negative retained earnings, investors should check the 10-year financial results. They should not assume that negative retained earnings prove a company has generally lost money in the past.

Of course, many companies with negative retained earnings have indeed lost money in the past.

Retained Earnings: Warren Buffett's Secret.

One of the most important indicators of durable competitive advantage. Net earnings can be paid out as dividends, used to buy back shares or retained for growth.

If the company loses more than it has accumulated, retained earnings is negative.

If a company isn't adding to its retained earnings, it isn't growing its net worth.

Rate of growth of retained earnings is good indicator whether it's benefiting from a competitive advantage.

Microsoft is negative because it chose to buyback stock and pay dividends.

The more earnings retained, the faster it grows and increases growth rate for future earnings.


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