capital reserve meaning

  "capital reserve" in a sentence
noun [C, usually pl.]

(Accounting )

1 (also undistributable reserve, non-distributable reserve, both especially BrE)

profits, such as the increased value of a building, etc., that a company keeps as part of its capital and which cannot be paid to shareholders:

The profit on the sale of the shares was transferred to capital reserves.



a supply of money that a company or an organization keeps for an expected future cost, such as repairing property or buying new equipment:

We have built up capital reserves to replace the roof in five years' time.

A type of account on a municipality's or company's balance sheet that is reserved for long-term capital investment projects or any other large and anticipated expense(s) that will be incurred in the future. This type of reserve fund is set aside to ensure that the company or municipality has adequate funding to at least partially finance the project.


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