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. Corporate Profits in the United States averaged 483.33 USD Billion from 1950 until 2018, 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 2130.66 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 2159.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Corporate Profits is projected to trend around 2265.77 USD Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 52.10 52.80 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.50 52.60 57.90 50.50 [+]
Services PMI 50.90 53.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.90 55.50 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.90 53.00 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.00 0.90 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 -0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.70 -0.30 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.07 77.92 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -2.10 1.70 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -2.50 0.10 25.50 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.00 -0.50 6.30 -10.20 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 0.30 4.60 -7.00 percent [+]
New Orders 499273.00 508192.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.80 1.30 10.40 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.50 0.00 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 125.53 96.80 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.80 0.00 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22157.00 22232.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2003.40 2076.20 2076.82 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.00 103.50 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 48.60 77.30 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 16.60 8.50 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -8.60 17.80 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 5.00 3.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.45 0.05 2.78 -5.27 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -5.30 2.00 47.60 -59.90 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 54.20 52.60 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.56 2.42 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 464.96 377.46 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.30 16.40 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 2.21 6.77 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 102.00 119.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 764.00 3205.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 127.79 125.78 127.79 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 4.85 3.55 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 788.00 789.00 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 7428.00 7752.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 10.00 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2003.40 2076.20 2076.82 14.70 1950 - 2019 USD Billion Quarterly
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