EARNINGS RETENTION is the proportion of net income that is not paid in dividends. A firm earning $80 million after taxes and paying dividends of $20 million has a retention rate of $60 million/$80 million, or 75%. A high retention rate makes it more likely a firms income and dividends will grow in future years.
CONTRACTEE is the person or entity who will receive the goods or services under the provisions of the contract.
TRIPLE NET (NNN) is a lease that includes on top of the basic rent, a share of the real property taxes, insurance, and maintenance. "Triple-net-leases are standard in commercial property leases in shopping centers and malls. Usually done under a limited partnership, resulting in lower risk for investors.
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