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Block Retained Earnings

: $-440 Mil (As of Jun. 2022)
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Retained earnings is the accumulated portion of net income that is not distributed to shareholders. Block's retained earnings for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $-440 Mil.

Block's quarterly retained earnings declined from Dec. 2021 ($-28 Mil) to Mar. 2022 ($-232 Mil) and declined from Mar. 2022 ($-232 Mil) to Jun. 2022 ($-440 Mil).

Block's annual retained earnings increased from Dec. 2019 ($-510 Mil) to Dec. 2020 ($-297 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2020 ($-297 Mil) to Dec. 2021 ($-28 Mil).


Block Retained Earnings Historical Data

The historical data trend for Block's Retained Earnings can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Block Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Retained Earnings
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -842.74 -885.77 -510.33 -297.22 -27.97

Block Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
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 48.78 48.86 -27.97 -232.16 -440.18

Block 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.


Block  (NYSE:SQ) 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.


Block Business Description

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Address
1455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA, USA, 94103
Founded in 2009, Block provides payment acquiring services to merchants, along with related services. The company also launched Cash App, a person-to-person payment network. Block has operations in Canada, Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom; about 5% of revenue is generated outside the U.S.
Executives
Rothstein Sharon director C/O YELP INC. 350 MISSION STREET, 10TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Carter Shawn Corey director C/O S. CARTER ENTERPRISES, LLC 1411 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10018
Walker Darren director PEPSICO, INC., 700 ANDERSON HILL ROAD PURCHASE NY 10577
Grassadonia Brian officer: Cash App Lead 1455 MARKET STREET SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Meeker Mary G director 2750 SAND HILL ROAD MENLO PARK CA 94025
Brooks Amy director 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Ahuja Amrita officer: Chief Financial Officer 1455 MARKET STREET SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Murphy Timothy Hugh officer: Interim CFO & Treasurer C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Daswani Mohit officer: Interim CFO & Treasurer C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Whiteley Sivan officer: Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary 1455 MARKET STREET SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Patterson Anna director C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Rao Naveen G director C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Garutti Randall J director C/O SHAKE SHACK INC. 24 UNION SQUARE EAST, 5TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10003
Reses Jacqueline D officer: Capital Lead & People Lead C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET #600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Smith Hillary B officer: Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary C/O YEXT, INC 61 NINTH AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10011

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