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

Corporate profits in the United States decreased by 2.4 percent or $36.3 billion to $1469.7 billion in the second quarter of 2016, after rising an upwardly revised 8.1 percent in the previous period, preliminary estimates showed. Dividends decreased 0.9 percent or $8.2 billion in the second quarter (compared to a gain of 0.8 percent or $7.3 billion in Q1) and undistributed profits dropped 5.2 percent or $28.1 billion (compared to a rise of 24.3 percent or $106.1 billion in Q1). Also, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, fell 1.1 percent or $22 billion, after going up by 5.7 percent or $112.7 billion in the previous period. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 407.24 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
1469.70 1506.00 1703.60 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-05-27 12:30 PM Q1 0.6% -8.4%
2016-06-28 12:30 PM Q1 2.2% -8.4% 0.6% 0.6%
2016-08-26 12:30 PM Q2 -2.4% 8.1%
2016-09-29 12:30 PM Q2 2.2% -2.4% -2.4%
2016-11-24 01:30 PM Q3
2016-12-22 01:30 PM Q3

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 49.40 52.60 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.40 52.00 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 51.40 55.50 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 51.00 51.40 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 51.50 51.80 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.10 -0.60 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 0.60 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -0.40 -0.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.50 75.92 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 4.40 -4.20 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 3.80 -4.00 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 1.50 -0.30 2.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.40 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
Factory Orders 1.90 -1.80 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
New Orders 454759.00 447425.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.20 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -12.40 40.70 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.00 0.30 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 25227.00 24797.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1469.70 1506.00 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 94.40 94.60 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 12.80 2.00 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -11.00 10.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 47.50 60.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -1.99 -4.21 38.99 -34.82 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -3.70 -6.20 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.55 0.24 2.71 -5.05 [+]
Chicago Pmi 51.50 55.80 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.98 17.88 21.77 9.05 Millions [+]
Car Production 4.06 4.02 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 549.34 588.14 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -6.20 -0.56 12.49 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 52.00 62.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -3204.00 567.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Leading Economic Index 178.62 178.26 179.01 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6703.00 6877.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -9.30 -9.90 13.70 -12.40 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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