Corporate profits in the United States were unchanged for the first time in over two years in the fourth quarter of 2018 at 2,076.2 billion, following a 3.5 percent increase in the previous period. Undistributed profits fell by USD 29.5 billion, or 3.6 percent, to USD 796.7 billion; while net dividends rose by USD 28.9 billion, or 2.3 percent, to USD 1,279.5 billion. Meanwhile, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, was also steady at USD 2,614.9 billion. Considering 2018 full year, corporate profits surged 16.2 percent, following a 6.5 percent gain in 2017. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 483.33 USD Billion from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2076.82 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 2114.32 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 2159.10 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
2018-09-27 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 3.5% 2.1% 3.3% 3.3%
2019-03-28 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ 0% 3.5%
2019-05-30 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel 0%
2019-06-27 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final 0%
2019-08-29 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 55.30 54.20 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.40 52.40 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 52.90 55.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.10 59.70 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.80 54.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.80 3.50 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.10 0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.00 1.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.80 79.00 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.60 0.10 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.90 0.40 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 -0.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 -0.10 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 497474.00 500479.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.50 0.00 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.90 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 96.80 89.77 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.20 1.20 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22232.00 22103.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2076.20 2076.82 2076.82 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 101.80 101.70 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 66.90 61.10 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 8.50 13.70 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 10.10 3.70 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 3.00 10.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.15 -0.31 2.78 -5.27 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 8.30 13.10 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.70 64.70 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.46 2.64 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 389.93 445.50 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.45 16.57 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.48 -1.40 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 92.00 25.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -2129.00 -1174.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 125.56 125.17 125.56 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 6.90 -3.10 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 825.00 833.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 71.00 75.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 22.00 16.00 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 6896.00 7647.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 10.50 12.70 108.20 -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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2076.20 2076.82 2076.82 14.70 1950 - 2018 USD Billion Quarterly
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