# Finding Retained Earnings

If I have the assets, liabilities and capital stock figures, how can I use these figures to find the retained earning figure?

 Smith21000 Posts: 72, Reputation: 44 Junior Member #2 Mar 28, 2007, 01:22 PM

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 CaptainForest Posts: 3,684, Reputation: 2085 Ultra Member #3 Mar 28, 2007, 02:50 PM
Assets = Liabilities + Owner’s Equity

Owner’s Equity = Assets – Liabilities

Also, Owner’s Equity = Capital Stock + Retained Earnings

So,
Capital Stock + Retained Earnings = Assets – Liabilities
Retained Earnings = Assets – Liabilities – Capital Stock

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