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

Corporate profits in the United States increased by USD 94.8 billion, or 5.8 percent, to USD 1,738.6 billion in the third quarter of 2017, following a 0.1 percent gain in the previous period. Net dividends went up by USD 4.7 billion, or 0.5 percent, to USD 998.9 billion, and the undistributed profits jumped by USD 90.1 billion, or 13.9 percent, to USD 739.7 billion. Meanwhile, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, fell by USD 38.3 billion, or 1.7 percent, to USD 2,231.6 billion. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 433.69 USD Billion from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1741.40 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-30 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel 0.8% -2.6%
2017-09-28 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final 0.1% -2.6% 0.9% 0.8%
2017-11-29 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel 5.8% 0.1% 0.2%
2017-12-21 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final 0.1% 0.9% 5.8%
2018-03-30 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ
2018-05-26 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 58.20 58.70 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.90 54.60 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.50 55.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.40 60.10 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.50 55.20 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.90 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.90 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.50 1.40 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.00 76.40 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.20 2.20 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.80 2.40 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 1.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.80 1.10 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 479590.00 478455.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.10 1.70 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.60 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 39.01 5.50 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.50 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23109.00 23443.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1738.60 1643.80 1741.40 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.80 103.00 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 58.10 51.60 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.70 27.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.40 30.20 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 30.00 12.00 30.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 19.40 27.60 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.65 0.36 2.73 -5.12 [+]
Chicago Pmi 63.90 66.20 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.70 2.80 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 513.74 511.18 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.48 18.10 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -5.61 -3.43 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 2.00 -33.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 6780.00 3627.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 183.53 182.70 183.53 70.21 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 751.00 749.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change -5.48 1.82 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 6976.00 6716.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 6.40 10.00 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


United States Corporate Profits

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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1738.60 1643.80 1741.40 14.40 1950 - 2017 USD Billion Quarterly
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corporate profits by Country
Country Last
China 6245080.00 Oct/17
United Kingdom 108691.00 Sep/17
Canada 80312.00 Sep/17
Australia 79233.00 Sep/17
Japan 17892.83 Sep/17
Russia 7385.80 Sep/17
United States 1738.60 Sep/17
Germany 193.15 Sep/17