Dec 20 Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic
Analysis estimates of profits by U.S. corporations, with
comparisons. Data are in seasonally adjusted percent changes.
Q3'12 (Prev) Q2'12 2011
From current production 2.4 3.5 1.1 7.3
Corporate income taxes 2.0 4.4 -2.3 1.5
After Tax Profits 2.5 3.3 2.2 8.9
Reuters survey of U.S. economists forecast:
U.S. revised Q3 corporate profits +3.3 pct
Corporate profits after tax include inventory valuation and
capital consumption adjustments. Profits from current production
do not reflect tax law changes that would affect profits as
reported to tax authorities.