Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“1st Quarter 2022 Corporate Profits“) I displayed, for reference purposes, a long-term chart depicting Corporate Profits After Tax. There are many ways to view this measure, both on an absolute as well as relative basis. One relative measure is viewing Corporate Profits as a Percentage of GDP.  I feel that this …

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1st Quarter 2022 Corporate Profits

Today’s (May 26, 2022) GDP release (Q1 2022, Second Estimate) was accompanied by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Corporate Profits report (Preliminary Estimate) for the 1st Quarter. Of course, there are many ways to adjust and depict overall Corporate Profits.  For reference purposes, here is a chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED) …

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Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“4th Quarter 2021 Corporate Profits“) I displayed, for reference purposes, a long-term chart depicting Corporate Profits After Tax. There are many ways to view this measure, both on an absolute as well as relative basis. One relative measure is viewing Corporate Profits as a Percentage of GDP.  I feel that this …

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4th Quarter 2021 Corporate Profits

Today’s (March 30, 2022) GDP release (Q4 2021, Third Estimate) was accompanied by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Corporate Profits report (Preliminary Estimate) for the 4th Quarter. Of course, there are many ways to adjust and depict overall Corporate Profits.  For reference purposes, here is a chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED) …

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CEO Confidence Surveys 1Q 2022 – Notable Excerpts

On March 21, 2022, the Business Roundtable released its most recent CEO Economic Outlook Survey for the 1st Quarter of 2022.   Notable excerpts from this March 21, 2022 release, titled “Business Roundtable Q1 CEO Economic Outlook Index: Slight Dip Amid Global Uncertainty; CEOs Responding to Historically High Demand with Strong Hiring, Investment Plans“: Business …

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CEO Confidence Surveys 4Q 2021 – Notable Excerpts

On December 9, 2021, The Conference Board released the Q4 2021 Measure Of CEO Confidence.   The overall measure of CEO Confidence was at 65, down from the previous reading of 67. [note:  a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses] Notable excerpts from this December 9, 2021 Press Release include: Current …

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The CFO Survey Fourth Quarter 2021 – Notable Excerpts

On December 2, 2021 the latest CFO Survey (formerly called the “Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook”) was released.  It contains a variety of statistics regarding how CFOs view business and economic conditions. In this CFO Survey press release, I found the following to be the most notable excerpts – although I don’t necessarily agree with them: CFOs reported rising …

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Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“3rd Quarter 2021 Corporate Profits“) I displayed, for reference purposes, a long-term chart depicting Corporate Profits After Tax. There are many ways to view this measure, both on an absolute as well as relative basis. One relative measure is viewing Corporate Profits as a Percentage of GDP.  I feel that this …

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3rd Quarter 2021 Corporate Profits

Today’s (November 24, 2021) GDP release (Q3 2021, Second Estimate) was accompanied by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Corporate Profits report (Preliminary Estimate) for the 3rd Quarter. Of course, there are many ways to adjust and depict overall Corporate Profits.  For reference purposes, here is a chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED) …

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The CFO Survey Third Quarter 2021 – Notable Excerpts

On October 14, 2021 the latest CFO Survey (formerly called the “Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook”) was released.  It contains a variety of statistics regarding how CFOs view business and economic conditions. In this CFO Survey press release, I found the following to be the most notable excerpts – although I don’t necessarily agree with them: Three-fourths of U.S. …

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