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

Corporate profits in the United States increased by USD 1.1 billion, or 0.1 percent, to USD 1,643.8 billion in the second quarter of 2017, way below the preliminary estimate of a 0.8 percent rise and following a 2.6 percent drop in the previous period. Net dividends went up by USD 6.1 billion, or 0.6 percent, to USD 994.2 billion, while the undistributed profits fell by USD 5.0 billion, or 0.8 percent, to USD 649.6 billion. Also, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, increased by USD 40.8 billion, or 1.8 percent, to USD 2,269.9 billion. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 428.86 USD Billion from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1741.40 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 TEForecast
2017-06-29 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final -2.7% 2.3% -2.5% -2.5%
2017-08-30 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel 0.8% -2.6%
2017-09-28 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final 0.1% -2.6% 0.9% 0.8%
2017-11-29 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel 0.1%
2017-12-21 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final 0.1%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 60.80 58.80 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.10 52.80 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 59.80 55.30 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 55.30 56.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.80 55.30 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.60 1.20 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.30 -0.70 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.00 1.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.00 75.80 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 1.70 -6.80 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.20 -7.90 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.80 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 0.50 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 471684.00 466360.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.20 -3.30 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.70 0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 5.50 1.20 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.90 0.60 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23443.00 23591.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1643.80 1642.70 1741.40 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.00 105.30 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 27.90 23.80 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 19.00 14.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 49.70 56.60 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 30.20 24.40 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 21.30 17.00 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.31 0.03 2.73 -5.12 [+]
Chicago Pmi 65.20 58.90 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 18.57 16.14 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.02 2.62 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 501.98 502.59 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -5.73 -2.75 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 51.00 87.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 908.00 2490.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 182.50 182.28 182.50 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 7064.00 7071.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 9.80 9.10 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 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

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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1643.80 1642.70 1741.40 14.40 1950 - 2017 USD Billion Quarterly
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corporate profits by Country

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China 4921350.00 Aug/17
United Kingdom 107327.00 Jun/17
Australia 78688.00 Jun/17
Canada 76318.00 Jun/17
Japan 22389.97 Jun/17
Russia 5589.80 Jul/17
United States 1643.80 Jun/17
Germany 189.11 Jun/17