United States Corporate Profits  1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Corporate profits in the United States increased by $98.3 billion, or 6.7 percent, to $1575.4 billion in the third quarter of 2016, following a 1.9 percent fall in the previous period and missing preliminary estimates of a 7.6 percent gain. Net dividends rose by $18.5 billion, or 1.9 percent, to $972.5 billion and undistributed profits advanced by $79.8 billion, or 15.3 percent, to $602.9 billion. Also, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, went up by $95.4 billion, or 4.6 percent, to $2171.5 billion. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 413.06 USD Billion from 1950 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1703.60 USD Billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 and a record low of 14.40 USD Billion in the first quarter of 1951.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-29 12:30 PM Q2 -1.9% 2.2% -2.4% -2.4%
2016-11-29 01:30 PM Q3 7.6% -1.9%
2016-12-22 01:30 PM Q3 6.7% -1.9% 7.6% 7.6%
2017-03-30 01:30 PM Q4
2017-05-26 01:30 PM Q1
2017-06-29 01:30 PM Q1




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 56.00 54.50 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 55.60 53.90 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.50 56.60 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.00 54.30 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 55.80 54.10 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.00 0.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 0.60 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.30 0.50 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.30 75.60 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.40 -4.80 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 1.70 -6.80 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 1.00 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 2.10 0.60 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
New Orders 464868.00 458329.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.30 -2.30 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.80 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 48.70 7.10 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 1.00 1.00 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24114.00 24457.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1575.40 1477.10 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.90 105.80 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 18.70 6.50 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 43.30 23.60 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 12.00 8.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 57.70 57.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.14 -0.33 2.71 -5.05 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 22.10 17.70 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 50.30 53.90 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.61 18.43 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.25 3.73 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 487.95 498.93 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 9.53 13.83 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -114.00 -152.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 2846.00 -869.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 180.69 179.83 180.69 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6619.00 6226.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 0.40 -4.00 13.70 -12.60 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Corruption Index 76.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]



United States Corporate Profits Notes

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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1575.40 1477.10 1703.60 14.40 1950 - 2016 USD Billion Quarterly
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