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

Corporate profits in the United States increased by USD 153.0 billion, or 8.7 percent, to an all-time high of USD 1,920.0 billion in the first quarter of 2018, beating a preliminary reading of 5.9 percent and following a 1.7 percent advance in the previous period. Undistributed profits jumped by USD 147.6 billion, or 18.8 percent, to USD 934.7 billion, while net dividends fell by USD 5.4 billion, or 0.3 percent, to USD 985.3 billion. Meanwhile, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, jumped by USD 1,168.2 billion, or 81.2 percent, to USD 2,607.0 billion. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 444.02 USD Billion from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1920 USD Billion in the first quarter of 2018 and a record low of 14.40 USD Billion in the first quarter of 1951.

United States Corporate Profits
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 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 8.7%
2018-09-27 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final 8.7%
2018-11-28 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 60.20 58.70 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.40 56.40 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 56.50 56.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 59.10 58.60 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 56.20 56.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.80 3.20 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.60 -0.50 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.90 1.20 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.00 77.70 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.60 -1.00 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.50 -1.50 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.30 1.90 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.70 0.90 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 498174.00 494448.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.40 -0.40 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 13.86 15.56 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23106.00 23157.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1920.00 1767.00 1920.00 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.20 107.80 107.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 55.00 56.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 25.70 19.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 22.60 25.00 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 20.00 16.00 30.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.15 0.42 2.76 -5.16 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 36.50 26.80 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 64.10 62.70 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.70 3.08 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 461.17 522.69 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.47 16.91 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.84 -12.63 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 46.00 51.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -3165.00 -694.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 123.07 122.91 184.16 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 0.63 -6.80 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 863.00 863.00 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 7107.00 6930.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 12.90 12.60 108.20 -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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1920.00 1767.00 1920.00 14.40 1950 - 2018 USD Billion Quarterly
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corporate profits by Country
Country Last
China 2729830.00 May/18
United Kingdom 107899.00 Mar/18
Australia 86499.00 Mar/18
Canada 78757.00 Mar/18
Japan 20165.23 Mar/18
Russia 3543.70 Apr/18
United States 1920.00 Mar/18
Germany 195.17 Mar/18


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