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

Corporate profits in the United States increased by $36 billion, or 2.3 percent, to $1611.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016, following a 6.7 percent rise in the previous period, according to preliminary estimates. Net dividends rose by $9.5 billion, or 1 percent, to $982 billion and undistributed profits advanced by $26.5 billion, or 4.4 percent, to $629.4 billion. Also, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, went up by $20.6 billion, or 1 percent, to $2192.1 billion. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 411.53 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 2.30 USD Billion in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 12:30 PM Q4 2.3% 6.7%
2017-05-26 01:30 PM Q1 6.7% 2.3% 2.3%
2017-06-29 01:30 PM Q1 6.7%
2017-08-30 01:30 PM Q2




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.20 57.70 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 52.50 52.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.20 57.60 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 53.30 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.70 53.00 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.50 0.30 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.50 0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.80 1.00 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.10 75.70 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.70 2.30 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 0.10 2.70 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.20 0.70 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 0.50 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
New Orders 476493.00 470202.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.00 1.50 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.30 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 10.30 49.60 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.10 0.40 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23591.00 24114.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1611.40 1575.40 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.70 105.30 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 5.20 16.40 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.00 32.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 20.00 22.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 56.50 51.30 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.08 0.27 2.72 -5.09 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 16.80 16.90 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.30 57.70 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.62 17.58 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.13 3.42 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 502.25 441.40 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -3.64 -1.03 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 74.00 54.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 3369.00 1542.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 182.29 181.81 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 7003.00 6362.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 2.90 1.00 108.20 -28.80 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 74.00 76.00 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1611.40 1575.40 1703.60 14.40 1950 - 2016 USD Billion Quarterly
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