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Chobe Holdings (BOT:CHOBT) Retained Earnings

: BWP0.00 Mil (As of . 20)
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Retained earnings is the accumulated portion of net income that is not distributed to shareholders. Chobe Holdings's retained earnings for the quarter that ended in . 20 was BWP0.00 Mil.


Chobe Holdings Retained Earnings Historical Data

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Chobe Holdings 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.


Chobe Holdings  (BOT:CHOBT) 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.


Chobe Holdings (BOT:CHOBT) Business Description

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Twin Towers, West Wing,, Plot 28892, First Floor, Fairgrounds, Gaborone, BWA
Chobe Holdings Ltd is engaged in providing photographic safari operations and associated support activities. It operates Desert & Delta Safaris, Chobe Game Lodge, Ker & Downey Botswana, Sedia Hotel, Safari Air and North West Air. Desert & Delta Safaris includes ecotourism accommodation services, reservation services, tour operating services and guided tours in both Botswana and Namibia. Ker & Downey Botswana offers includes ecotourism accommodation services, reservation services, tour operating services and guided tour in northern Botswana. Chobe Game Lodge offers ecotourism accommodation services, guided tours and wellness and spa. Sedia Hotel offers accommodation services. Safari Air offers transportation services. North West Air offers air maintenance services.

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