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 54.70 53.20 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.10 54.30 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.20 57.20 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 53.90 54.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.10 54.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.50 -0.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 -0.70 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.20 0.00 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.46 74.89 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -4.60 4.80 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -6.60 5.10 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.90 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.80 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
Factory Orders -2.40 2.80 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
New Orders 458329.00 469419.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.70 -0.10 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 7.10 -9.50 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 1.00 -0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24457.00 25227.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1575.40 1477.10 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.80 98.40 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 23.60 19.70 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 12.00 8.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 63.80 52.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 6.50 7.60 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 15.50 10.20 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.27 -0.05 2.71 -5.05 [+]
Chicago Pmi 54.60 57.60 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 18.43 17.87 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.73 3.80 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 487.95 498.93 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 2.35 4.10 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -243.00 -151.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 5951.00 5023.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Leading Economic Index 179.83 179.32 179.83 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6226.00 6382.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -2.80 -5.00 13.70 -12.60 percent [+]
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 16.00 17.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]



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 January 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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