Corporate profits in the United States rose by USD 11.2 billion, or 0.6 percent, to USD 1,868.7 billion in the third quarter of 2019, following a 3.7 percent increase in the previous period and below the preliminary estimate of a 1.3 percent gain, final figures showed. Undistributed profits advanced by USD 18.4 billion, or 3.6 percent to USD 529.1 billion and net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment climbed by USD 40 billion, or 1.7 percent to USD 2,444.1 billion. Meantime, net dividends edged down by USD 7.3 billion, or 0.5 percent to USD 1,339.2 billion.

Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 494.46 USD Billion from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 1873.90 USD Billion in the third quarter of 2018 and a record low of 14.67 USD Billion in the first quarter of 1951. 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. source: U.S. Bureau of Economics Analysis

Corporate Profits in the United States is expected to be 1830.00 USD Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Corporate Profits in the United States to stand at 1820.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Corporate Profits is projected to trend around 1870.00 USD Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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United States Corporate Profits

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1868.66 1857.53 1873.90 14.67 1950 - 2019 USD Billion Quarterly
Current Prices, SA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-08-29 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel Q2 5.1% -4.1% 2.9%
2019-09-26 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final Q2 3.7% -4.1% 5.1%
2019-11-27 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel Q3 1.3% 3.7% 2.5%
2019-12-20 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final Q3 0.6% 3.7% 1.3%


News Stream
2019-11-27
US Corporate Profits Growth Slows to 1.3% in Q3
Corporate profits in the United States increased by USD 23.7 billion, or 1.3 percent in the third quarter 2019 to USD 1,881.2 billion, easing from a 3.7 percent rise in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. Undistributed profits advanced by USD 31.2 billion, or 6.1 percent to USD 541.9 billion and net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment climbed by USD 53 billion, or 2.2 percent to USD 2,457.1 billion. Meantime, net dividends edged down by USD 7.7 billion, or 0.6 percent to USD 1,339.2 billion.

2019-09-26
US Q2 Corporate Profits Growth Revised Down
Corporate profits in the United States increased by USD 66.1 billion, or 3.7 percent in the second quarter of 2019, to USD 1,857.5 billion, rebounding from a 4.1 percent fall in the previous period, and below a preliminary estimate of a 5.1 percent gain. Undistributed profits went up by USD 43.9 billion, or 9.4 percent, to USD 510.7 billion; and net dividends rose by USD 22.3 billion, or 1.7 percent, to USD 1,346.9 billion. Additionally, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment advanced by USD 72.9 billion, or 3.1 percent, to USD 2,404.1 billion.

2019-08-29
US Corporate Profits Rise 5.1% in Q2
Corporate profits in the United States rose by USD 91.6 billion, or 5.1 percent in the second quarter of 2019, to USD 1,883.0 billion, rebounding from an upwardly revised 4.1 percent fall in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. Undistributed profits jumped by USD 69.9 billion, or 15 percent, to USD 536.7 billion; and net dividends advanced by USD 21.6 billion, or 1.6 percent, to USD 1,346.2 billion. Also, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment went up by USD 98.8 billion, or 4.2 percent, to USD 2,430 billion.

2019-06-27
US Corporate Profits Fall Less than Initially Thought
Corporate profits in the United States declined by USD 63.9 billion, or 3.1 percent, in the first quarter of 2019 to USD 2,012.3 billion, after being unchanged in the previous period at USD 2,076 billion and below an initial estimate of a 3.5 percent fall. Still,it is the largest decrease in corporate profits since Q4 2014 when they fell 5.2 percent. Undistributed profits went down by USD 23.8 billion, or 3 percent, to USD 772.9 billion; and net dividends declined by USD 40 billion, or 3.1 percent, to USD 1,239.5 billion. Meanwhile, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, rose by USD 14.3 billion, or 0.5 percent, to USD 2,629.2 billion.

2019-05-30
US Q1 Corporate Profits Fall the Most since 2015
Corporate profits in the United States declined by USD 72.8 billion, or 3.5 percent, in the first quarter of 2019 to USD 2,003.4 billion, after being unchanged in the previous period at USD 2,076 billion and against market expectations of a 2 percent gain, a preliminary estimate showed. It is the largest decrease in corporate profits since Q4 2015 when they slipped 5.2 percent. Undistributed profits went down by USD 31.2 billion, or 3.9 percent, to USD 765.5 billion; and net dividends declined by USD 41.6 billion, or 3.3 percent, to USD 1,237.9 billion. Meanwhile, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, rose by USD 6.1 billion, or 0.2 percent, to USD 2,621 billion.

2019-03-28
US Corporate Profits Unchanged for 1st Time since Q3 2016
Corporate profits in the United States were unchanged for the first time in over two years in the fourth quarter of 2018 at 2,076.2 billion, following a 3.5 percent increase in the previous period. Undistributed profits fell by USD 29.5 billion, or 3.6 percent, to USD 796.7 billion; while net dividends rose by USD 28.9 billion, or 2.3 percent, to USD 1,279.5 billion. Meanwhile, net cash flow with inventory valuation adjustment, the internal funds available to corporations for investment, was also steady at USD 2,614.9 billion. Considering 2018 full year, corporate profits surged 16.2 percent, following a 6.5 percent gain in 2017.


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.

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 47.20 48.10 77.50 29.40 points [+]
Services PMI 53.20 52.80 61.00 49.30 points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.00 53.90 62.00 37.80 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.70 52.40 57.90 50.30 points [+]
Composite Pmi 53.10 52.70 61.00 50.00 points [+]
Industrial Production -1.00 -0.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 0.80 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.30 -0.90 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.02 77.37 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -2.00 0.20 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 0.80 0.00 25.50 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.00 0.30 6.30 -10.20 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 0.30 4.60 -7.00 percent [+]
New Orders 493029.00 496962.00 549482.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.70 0.20 10.40 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories -0.20 0.10 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 69.44 69.40 173.21 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.10 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22910.00 22483.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1868.66 1857.53 1873.90 14.67 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 102.70 104.70 108.80 80.10 points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 4.80 3.30 39.00 -34.30 points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 17.00 2.40 58.50 -57.90 points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -5.00 -1.00 27.00 -44.00 points [+]
Ism New York Index 39.10 50.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -3.20 -1.30 47.60 -59.90 points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.35 0.41 2.79 -5.29 [+]
Chicago Pmi 48.90 46.30 78.60 21.20 points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.10 16.60 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 2.53 2.57 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 345.67 373.49 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -0.41 -2.55 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1745.00 6678.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -92.00 -109.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Leading Economic Index 129.78 129.35 129.78 45.48 points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 676.00 673.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change 1.60 1.10 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 83.67 85.64 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Corruption Index 69.00 71.00 78.00 69.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 23.00 22.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Crude Oil Imports -53.00 -595.00 2201.00 -2518.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Distillate Fuel Production -251.00 -105.00 570.00 -699.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Distillate Stocks -1185.00 8171.00 11205.00 -13011.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Cushing Crude Oil Stocks -961.00 342.00 4737.00 -4184.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Gasoline Production 254.00 394.00 1082.00 -1494.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Steel Production 7233.00 7407.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Refinery Crude Runs 76.00 -386.00 1572.00 -3253.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Mining Production 1.40 2.30 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index -4.00 -3.00 35.00 -32.00 points [+]
Heating Oil Stocks 142.00 -168.00 94208.00 -92090.00 Thousand Barrels [+]