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

Corporate profits in the United States fell by $40.3 billion, or 2.5 percent, to $1571.2 billion in the first quarter of 2017, following a 2.3 percent rise in the previous period, and well below market expectations of 2.3 percent increase, according to preliminary estimates. The undistributed profits shrank by $49.6 billion, or 7.9 percent, to $579.8 billion while the net dividends rose $9.3 billion, or 1 percent, to $991.3 billion. Also, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, went down by $39.5 billion, or 1.8 percent, to $2152.6 billion. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 421.82 USD Billion from 1950 until 2017, 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 Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 12:30 PM Q1 -2.5% 2.3% 2.3% 2.3%
2017-06-29 01:30 PM Q1 2.3% -2.5% -2.5%
2017-08-30 01:30 PM Q2
2017-09-28 01:30 PM Q2




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.90 54.80 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.00 53.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.90 57.50 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.10 52.70 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.00 53.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.20 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 1.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.40 1.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.60 76.70 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.10 -0.90 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.60 -0.90 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 -0.50 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.20 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 469030.00 478185.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.20 1.00 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories -0.20 0.20 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 4.30 49.60 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.50 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23591.00 24114.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1571.20 1611.40 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.50 104.50 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.80 -1.00 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 27.60 38.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 1.00 20.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 46.70 55.80 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 15.00 17.20 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.26 0.57 2.73 -5.10 [+]
Chicago Pmi 59.40 58.30 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.66 16.88 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.48 3.54 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 524.96 569.19 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.45 -1.66 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 61.00 78.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -578.00 2096.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 181.55 181.22 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6995.00 6717.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 8.30 7.10 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 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 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]


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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1571.20 1611.40 1703.60 14.40 1950 - 2017 USD Billion Quarterly
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corporate profits by Country

Last
China 2278030.00 Apr/17
United Kingdom 108645.00 Mar/17
Australia 82628.00 Mar/17
Canada 73337.00 Mar/17
Japan 20131.44 Mar/17
Russia 2701.40 Mar/17
United States 1571.20 Mar/17
Germany 187.45 Mar/17