Last quarter profits of US companies fell by 4.7% on a monthly basis and by 4.9% when compared with the values of the same period last year - according AMarkets materials.
The actual figures are down five consecutive quarters. This is a clear indication of already occurred or impending recession. Companies do not reduce costs through innovation and the optimization of production and logistics processes, but by the banal redundancy. The highest rate of contraction of expenditure observed in the energy sector.However, low commodity prices and export compression - is no longer the major indices fall drivers P / E on the market as a whole. The indicator of corporate profits (before tax) in the last 4 quarters for the sector decreased by 5.2% less energy segment and the Federal Reserve Bank.
Schedule. Dynamics - the corporate profit per employee of corporation: