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Unlocking the Hidden Value: Exploring the Relationship between Retained Earnings and Business Valuation

Equilest

As an essential component of shareholders' equity, retained earnings reflect the accumulated profits that a company has chosen to reinvest rather than distribute as dividends. Calculating retained earnings is relatively straightforward, involving subtracting dividends and distributions from net income over a specific period.

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Data Update 1 for 2023: Setting the table!

Musings on Markets

The second is that in my line of work, which is corporate finance and valuation, the numbers I need lie in micro or company-level data, not in the macro space. At the company-level, I provide data on risk, profitability, leverage and dividends, broken down by industry-groups, to be used in both corporate finance and valuation.

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Data Update 1 for 2021: A (Data) Look Back at a Most Forgettable Year (2020)!

Musings on Markets

In this post, I will start with a rationalization of why I do this data analysis every year, follow up with a description (geographic and sector) of the overall universe of companies that are in my analysis, list out the variables that I estimate and report, and conclude with a short caveat about 2020 data.

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“Shadow Trading” Becomes Insider Trading

Reynolds Holding

Foundational cases involved company information like its determination to cut its dividend [27] and information about a company’s major mineral discovery. [28] A wise investment decision that generates substantial profit can also generate close SEC scrutiny, often now guided by algorithmic surveillance and big-data analysis.