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.