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

Corporate profits in the United States fell by USD 44.0 billion, or 2.7 percent, to USD 1,567.4 billion in the first quarter of 2017, following a 2.3 percent rise in the previous period and worse than a preliminary reading of a 2.5 percent drop, final figures showed. The undistributed profits shrank by USD 53.8 billion, or 8.5 percent, to USD 575.6 billion while net dividends rose USD 9.8 billion, or 1 percent, to USD 991.8 billion. Also, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, went down by USD 48.2 billion, or 2.2 percent, to USD 2,143.9 billion. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 421.81 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)
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 12:30 PM Q1 -2.7% 2.3% -2.5% -2.5%
2017-08-30 12:30 PM Q2 -2.7%
2017-09-28 12:30 PM Q2 -2.7%
2017-11-29 01:30 PM Q3


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 56.30 57.80 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.30 52.00 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 53.90 57.40 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 54.70 54.20 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.60 53.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.20 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.20 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.20 1.30 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.70 76.60 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 6.50 -0.10 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 6.70 0.40 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.60 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -0.20 -0.10 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 481081.00 464862.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 3.00 -0.30 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.50 0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -0.30 1.20 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.70 0.60 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23443.00 23591.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1567.40 1611.40 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.20 103.60 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 18.90 19.50 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 14.00 11.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 62.80 55.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 25.20 9.80 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 16.80 15.00 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.13 -0.30 2.73 -5.11 [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.90 65.70 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.77 16.70 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.15 3.48 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 580.98 524.96 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -8.95 -6.45 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 53.00 28.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 22.00 3424.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 181.78 181.55 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6707.00 6995.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 10.20 9.40 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]


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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1567.40 1611.40 1703.60 14.40 1950 - 2017 USD Billion Quarterly
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corporate profits by Country

Last
China 3633750.00 Jun/17
United Kingdom 108645.00 Mar/17
Australia 82628.00 Mar/17
Canada 73337.00 Mar/17
Japan 20131.44 Mar/17
Russia 4025.20 May/17
United States 1567.40 Mar/17
Germany 187.45 Mar/17