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Disadvantages of Retained Earnings

Disadvantages of Retained Earnings:

Retained earnings also have certain disadvantages:

1. Misuses: The management by manipulating the value of the shares in the stock market can misuse the retained earnings.

2. Leads to monopolies: Excessive use of retained earnings leads to monopolistic attitude of the company.

Disadvantages of Retained Earnings
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3. Over capitalization: Retained earnings lead to over capitalization, because if the company uses more and more retained earnings, it leads to insufficient source of finance.

4. Tax evasion: Retained earnings lead to tax evasion. Since, the company reduces tax burden through the retained earnings.

5. Dissatisfaction: If the company uses retained earnings as sources of finance, the shareholder can’t get more dividends. So, the shareholder does not like to use the retained earnings as source of finance in all situations.

Sourced From: Financial Management By C. Paramasivan And T. Subramanian
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