INCOME AFTER TAXES Definition

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INCOME AFTER TAXES is the net profit earned by the company after deducting all expenses like interest, depreciation and tax. PAT can be fully retained by a company to be used in the business. Dividends, if declared, are paid to the share holders from this residue.

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CASH SWEEP is the use of surplus cash to prepay debt or provide extra security for lenders, instead of paying it out to investors.

CAPITAL INVESTMENT see CAPITAL EXPENDITURE.

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