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. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 488.85 USD Billion from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 2076.82 USD Billion in the third quarter of 2018 and a record low of 14.70 USD Billion in the first quarter of 1951.

Corporate Profits in the United States is expected to be 1995.00 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 1950.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Corporate Profits is projected to trend around 2230.00 USD Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-21 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final Q3 3.5% 2.1% 3.3% 3.3%
2019-03-28 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Q4 0% 3.5%
2019-05-30 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel Q1 -3.5% 0% 2% 1.7%
2019-06-27 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final Q1 -3.1% 0% -3.5%
2019-08-29 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel Q2 -3.1%
2019-09-26 12:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Final Q2 -3.1%
2019-11-27 01:30 PM Corporate Profits QoQ Prel Q3


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 51.70 52.10 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.60 50.50 57.90 50.50 [+]
Services PMI 51.50 50.90 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.10 56.90 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.50 50.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.30 2.10 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.40 0.70 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.92 78.09 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.30 -2.80 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.60 -3.30 25.50 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 -0.10 6.30 -10.20 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.20 4.60 -7.00 percent [+]
New Orders 493569.00 499273.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.70 -1.20 10.40 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.50 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 122.84 96.80 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.40 0.80 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22157.00 22232.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2012.30 2076.20 2076.82 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 103.30 105.00 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 4.30 -8.60 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 21.80 0.30 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 3.00 5.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 50.00 48.60 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.05 -0.48 2.78 -5.27 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -12.10 -5.30 47.60 -59.90 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 49.70 54.20 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.62 2.56 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 465.92 432.55 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.30 17.30 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -3.12 -9.50 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 62.00 81.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 3565.00 -1455.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 127.88 127.79 127.88 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 -1.40 -8.13 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 779.00 784.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 71.00 75.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 22.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 85.64 84.84 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7653.00 7428.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index -3.00 2.00 37.00 -32.00 Index Points [+]
Mining Production 8.70 10.70 108.20 -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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2012.30 2076.20 2076.82 14.70 1950 - 2019 USD Billion Quarterly
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