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Great-West Lifeco Retained Earnings

: $12,720 Mil (As of Sep. 2021)
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Retained earnings is the accumulated portion of net income that is not distributed to shareholders. Great-West Lifeco's retained earnings for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $12,720 Mil.

Great-West Lifeco's quarterly retained earnings increased from Mar. 2021 ($12,165 Mil) to Jun. 2021 ($12,815 Mil) but then declined from Jun. 2021 ($12,815 Mil) to Sep. 2021 ($12,720 Mil).

Great-West Lifeco's annual retained earnings increased from Dec. 2018 ($9,930 Mil) to Dec. 2019 ($10,373 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2019 ($10,373 Mil) to Dec. 2020 ($11,703 Mil).


Great-West Lifeco Retained Earnings Historical Data

The historical data trend for Great-West Lifeco'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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Great-West Lifeco Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Retained Earnings
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 8,595.10 9,474.51 9,930.04 10,372.85 11,702.71

Great-West Lifeco Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
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 10,948.60 11,702.71 12,164.85 12,815.06 12,720.39

Great-West Lifeco 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.


Great-West Lifeco  (OTCPK:GWLIF) 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.


Great-West Lifeco Business Description

Great-West Lifeco logo
Industry
Financial Services » Insurance NAICS : 524113 SIC : 7311
Address
100 Osborne Street North, Winnipeg, MB, CAN, R3C 1V3
Great-West Lifeco is one of the three big Canadian life insurance firms. With just under half of the firm's profit and revenue in Canada, Great-West also operates in the U.S. and Europe. In Canada, Great-West provides both individual and group insurance. In the United States, Great-West operates Putnam Investments and defined-contribution recordkeeping firm Empower Retirement. In 2020, Great-West announced it would acquire Personal Capital and MassMutual's recordkeeping business. In Europe, Great-West offers life insurance, annuities, and reinsurance primarily in the U.K., Ireland, and Germany.

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