United States Corporate Profits  1950-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Corporate profits in the United States increased slightly by 0.6 percent or $8.1 billion to $1388.5 billion in the first three months of 2016, recovering from a sharp fall of 8.4 percent or $127.4 billion in the previous quarter. Dividends increased 0.8 percent or $7.4 billion in the first quarter (compared to a fall of 1.7 percent or $15.1 billion in Q4) and undistributed profits went up 0.2 percent or $0.8 billion (compared to a drop of 18.6 percent or $112.2 billion in Q4). Also, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, increased 0.6 percent or $11.8 billion, after falling by 4.8 percent or $101.6 billion in the previous period. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 402.53 USD Billion from 1950 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1642.70 USD Billion in the third quarter of 2014 and a record low of 14.40 USD Billion in the first quarter of 1951. Corporate Profits in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economics Analysis.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1388.50 1380.40 1642.70 14.40 1950 - 2016 USD Billion Quarterly
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Corporate profits represents the portion of the total income earned from current production that is accounted for by U.S. corporations. It is one of the most closely watched U.S. economic indicators, as it provides a summary measure of corporate financial health and thus serves as an essential indicator of economic performance. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Corporate Profits - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Corporate Profits - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-12-22 01:30 PM Q3 -1.7% 2.6% 1.3% 0.9%
2016-03-25 12:30 PM Q4 -8.4% -1.7% -2.5%
2016-05-27 12:30 PM Q1 0.6% -8.4%
2016-06-24 12:30 PM Q1 -8.4% 0.6%
2016-08-26 12:30 PM Q2
2016-09-26 12:30 PM Q2

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 50.80 48.00 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.50 50.80 57.90 50.50 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.70 53.40 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 51.20 52.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 50.80 52.40 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.10 -2.00 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.70 -0.90 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.40 0.40 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.40 74.90 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 3.40 1.90 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 3.70 -0.60 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 -0.20 2.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.80 -0.80 4.60 -6.90 percent [+]
Factory Orders 1.10 -1.70 10.50 -10.10 percent [+]
New Orders 458377.00 453956.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 -0.10 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 69.60 78.30 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.10 -0.50 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24797.00 24735.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1388.50 1380.40 1642.70 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 93.60 92.60 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index -1.80 -1.60 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -1.00 14.00 27.00 -42.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 57.00 50.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -9.02 9.56 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -13.90 -13.60 47.00 -60.20 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.10 -0.55 2.70 -5.02 [+]
Chicago Pmi 50.40 53.60 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.42 16.57 21.77 9.05 Millions [+]
Car Production 3.96 3.93 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 574.50 517.20 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -4.23 1.31 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 71.00 56.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 2043.00 -2496.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Leading Economic Index 178.30 178.30 178.30 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6571.00 6748.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -13.40 -12.60 13.70 -13.40 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 7.00 4.00 [+]
Corruption Index 76.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 17.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.61 5.54 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]




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