United States Corporate Profits  1950-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Corporate profits in the United States increased by USD 28.8 billion, or 1.7 percent, to USD 1,767 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, following a 5.7 percent jump in the previous period and missing market expectations of 6 percent. Undistributed profits rose by USD 47.5 billion, or 6.4 percent, to USD 787.1 billion, while net dividends fell by USD 18.7 billion, or 1.9 percent, to USD 979.9 billion. Meanwhile, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, slumped by USD 792.1 billion, or 35.5 percent, to USD 1,438.8 billion. In 2017, corporate profits grew 6 percent, compared with a 0.5 percent decline in 2016. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 438.59 USD Billion from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1767 USD Billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a record low of 14.40 USD Billion in the first quarter of 1951.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-29 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel 5.8% 0.1% 0.2%
2017-12-21 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final 5.7% 0.1% 0.9% 5.8%
2018-03-28 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ 1.7% 5.7% 6% -1.5%
2018-05-30 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel 1.7%
2018-06-28 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final 1.7%
2018-08-29 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.30 59.30 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 56.50 55.60 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.60 54.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.80 58.80 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.90 54.20 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.50 3.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.70 0.70 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.80 2.50 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.99 77.56 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.60 3.50 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.80 3.00 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.00 0.90 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 0.20 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 507690.00 497984.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.60 1.60 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.00 0.60 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 33.07 15.56 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.30 0.90 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23106.00 23157.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1767.00 1738.20 1767.00 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.80 104.70 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 64.30 54.00 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 34.40 23.20 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 20.10 15.80 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 16.00 -3.00 30.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.34 0.32 2.76 -5.16 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 21.80 22.80 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 57.60 57.40 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 3.08 3.19 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 522.69 431.32 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.15 17.48 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -1.40 -2.20 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 106.00 89.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -3790.00 -2174.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 122.63 122.34 184.16 70.21 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 4.85 -1.85 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 844.00 844.00 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 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7261.00 6446.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 10.60 10.60 108.20 -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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1767.00 1738.20 1767.00 14.40 1950 - 2017 USD Billion Quarterly
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corporate profits by Country
Country Last
China 1553320.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom 109353.00 Dec/17
Australia 81045.00 Dec/17
Canada 78144.00 Dec/17
Japan 20941.04 Dec/17
United States 1767.00 Dec/17
Russia 1739.80 Feb/18
Germany 191.47 Dec/17


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