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Retained earnings are not a good source from the values point of view as it is the right of equity shareholders. Do you agree? Justify your answer.
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Equity shareholders get a return only when profits are left after giving interest to debenture holders and preferential dividend to preference shareholders. In case, no profits are left after it, they do not get a return. Therefore, it is unreasonable to transfer funds to general reserves which are called retained profits if there are exceptionally good profits. They took the risk of uncertain returns. Then it is their right to get exceptional returns in good times. But in good times, it is being retained to plough back into the business. Therefore, it is right to say that retained earnings are not a good source from the values point of view as it is the right of equity shareholders.

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