Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit vs Shareholders Equity
Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit
A component of Shareholders Equity
representing the cumulative amount of the entities undistributed earnings or deficit. May only be reported annually by certain companies, rather than quarterly.
A principal component of the balance sheet, in addition to Total Liabilities
and Total Assets
, that represents the total of all stockholders' equity (deficit) items, net of receivables from officers, directors, owners, and affiliates of the entity which are attributable to the parent.