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

Corporate profits in the United States increased by USD 47.3 billion, or 2.4 percent, to an all-time high of USD 2,012.6 billion in the second quarter of 2018, following a downwardly revised 8.2 percent jump in the previous period and missing market expectations of an 8.6 percent advance. Undistributed profits rose by USD 38.4 billion, or 5.1 percent, to USD 790.5 billion, and net dividends grew by USD 8.9 billion, or 0.7 percent, to USD 1,222.1 billion. Meanwhile, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, increased by USD 66.3 billion, or 2.7 percent, to USD 2,565 billion. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 471.72 USD Billion from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2012.60 USD Billion in the second quarter of 2018 and a record low of 14.70 USD Billion in the first quarter of 1951.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-30 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel 5.9% 1.7% 6%
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 8.7% 2.4% 2.4%
2018-11-28 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel
2018-12-21 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 61.30 58.10 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.60 54.70 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 52.90 54.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 58.50 55.70 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.40 54.70 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.90 4.00 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.10 2.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.08 77.90 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.70 0.70 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.00 1.20 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.40 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 497754.00 501718.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.80 0.60 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.60 0.10 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -26.93 30.34 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22245.00 23106.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2012.60 1965.30 2012.60 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 108.80 107.90 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 76.50 75.00 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.90 11.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.00 25.60 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 24.00 20.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.13 0.48 2.76 -5.21 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 30.90 32.30 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 63.60 65.50 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.45 3.00 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 445.58 464.21 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.72 16.77 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.06 -5.30 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 86.00 69.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -1719.00 1250.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 123.61 123.25 123.61 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 1.25 -8.64 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 866.00 867.00 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 7275.00 6847.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 14.10 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2012.60 1965.30 2012.60 14.70 1950 - 2018 USD Billion Quarterly
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corporate profits by Country
Country Last
China 3903810.00 Jul/18
United Kingdom 111344.00 Jun/18
Australia 88467.00 Jun/18
Canada 76692.00 Jun/18
Japan 26401.12 Jun/18
Russia 6371.70 Jun/18
United States 2012.60 Jun/18
Germany 201.20 Jun/18


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