Corporate profits in the United States increased by USD 42.2 billion, or 2.1 percent, to an all-time high of USD 2,007.5 billion in the second quarter of 2018, missing a preliminary reading of 2.4 percent, following a downwardly 8.2 percent gain in the previous period and below market expectations of a 2.4 percent rise. Undistributed profits advanced by USD 32.4 billion, or 4.3 percent, to USD 784.5 billion, and net dividends rose by USD 9.8 billion, or 0.8 percent, to USD 1,223.0 billion. Meanwhile, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, grew by USD 59.5 billion, or 2.4 percent, to USD 2,558.2 billion. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 471.70 USD Billion from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2007.53 USD Billion in the second quarter of 2018 and a record low of 14.70 USD Billion in the first quarter of 1951.

United States Corporate Profits
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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 2.1%
2018-12-21 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.70 59.80 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.70 55.60 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.80 53.50 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 60.30 61.60 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.90 53.90 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 0.80 4.60 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.60 2.50 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.30 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 0.40 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 515334.00 510466.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.70 2.60 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.50 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 76.33 -36.81 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.40 0.90 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22103.00 22245.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2007.53 1965.29 2007.53 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.40 107.90 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 69.80 72.50 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 15.00 29.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.17 0.27 2.77 -5.22 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 29.40 28.10 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.40 60.40 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.64 2.78 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 443.14 445.58 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.57 17.44 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 10.27 5.78 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 39.00 65.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -1411.00 1852.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 124.26 123.89 124.26 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 8.79 7.83 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 888.00 886.00 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 7251.00 7461.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2007.53 1965.29 2007.53 14.70 1950 - 2018 USD Billion Quarterly
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