Corporate profits in the United States increased by USD 66.0 billion, or 3.3 percent, to an all-time high of USD 2,073.5 billion in the third quarter of 2018, following a 2.1 percent advance in the previous period and beating market expectations of a 2 percent rise, a preliminary estimate showed. Undistributed profits climbed by USD 38.7 billion, or 4.9 percent, to USD 823.2 billion, and net dividends rose by USD 27.3 billion, or 2.2 percent, to USD 1,250.3 billion. Meanwhile, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, grew by USD 52.7 billion, or 2.1 percent, to USD 2,610.9 billion. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 477.53 USD Billion from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2073.50 USD Billion in the third quarter of 2018 and a record low of 14.70 USD Billion in the first quarter of 1951.

Corporate Profits in the United States is expected to be 2092.88 USD Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Corporate Profits in the United States to stand at 2145.05 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Corporate Profits is projected to trend around 2265.77 USD Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-28 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final 8.7% 1.7% 1.9% 5.9%
2018-08-29 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel 2.4% 8.2% 8.6%
2018-09-27 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final 2.1% 8.2% 2.4% 2.4%
2018-11-28 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel 3.3% 2.1% 2%
2018-12-21 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final 2.1% 3.3% 3.3%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 59.30 57.70 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.30 55.70 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.70 54.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 60.70 60.30 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.70 54.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.10 5.60 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 0.20 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.70 3.80 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.40 78.50 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -4.40 -0.10 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.20 -1.40 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 -0.60 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 0.10 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 502677.00 515334.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -2.10 0.20 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.50 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 86.65 -36.81 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.80 0.70 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22103.00 22245.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2073.50 2007.53 2073.50 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.80 107.40 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 67.80 69.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 12.90 22.20 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 23.30 21.10 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14.00 15.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.24 0.14 2.77 -5.22 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 17.60 29.40 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 66.40 58.40 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.64 2.78 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 436.69 443.14 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.49 17.57 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -1.21 -7.32 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -63.00 -59.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 2087.00 1699.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 124.54 124.26 124.54 46.91 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change -10.18 5.36 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 877.00 887.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 18.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 85.64 84.84 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7571.00 7251.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 13.10 15.10 108.20 -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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2073.50 2007.53 2073.50 14.70 1950 - 2018 USD Billion Quarterly
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