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Table: Corporate Profits


News: Analysis & Commentary: CORPORATE PROFITS

TABLE: Corporate Profits

CURRENT QTR. SALES QTR. PROFITS EST. EPS REPORTED

(MILLIONS) % CHG. (MILLIONS) % CHG. (2/13) EPS DIFF.

INDUSTRIALS 155,333.4 +15 11,337.2 +31 0.93 1.04 +0.11

ABBOTT

LABORATORIES 2,524.4 +14 417.3 +14 0.51 0.52 +0.01

AK STEEL HOLDING 610.4 +37 68.3 +563 1.62 2.44 +0.82

ALCOA 3,009.8 +35 193.8 NM 0.65 1.08 +0.43

BOISE CASCADE 1,223.0 +30 57.0 NM 0.67 0.93 +0.26

CATERPILLAR 3,913.0 +19 300.0 +56 1.23 1.50 +0.27

CHAMPION

INTERNATIONAL 1,634.0 +33 131.2 NM 0.99 1.33 +0.34

CHRYSLER 13,600.0 +3 592.0 -37 2.60 1.59 -1.01

COCA-COLA 3,854.0 +15 638.0 +22 0.48 0.50 +0.02

CONA-

GRA************** 5,757.6 +3 118.5 +14 0.50 0.49 -0.01

COOPER TIRE &

RUBBER 365.4 +11 27.2 +3 0.37 0.33 -0.04

CORNING 1,123.0 +17 79.4 +37 0.33 0.35 +0.02

CPC

INTERNATIONAL 1,954.6 +12 111.0 +13 0.70 0.73 +0.03

DOLE FOOD 925.3 +13 23.6 -21 0.52 0.40 -0.12

EASTMAN KODAK 3,209.0 +15 262.0 +81 0.54 0.77 +0.23

FORD 34,783.0 +14 1,550.0 +71 1.46 1.44 -0.02

GENERAL

ELECTRIC 15,126.0 +18 1,372.0 +13 0.81 0.81 --

GEORGIA-PACIFIC 3,477.0 +18 232.0 +314 2.14 2.59 +0.45

INLAND STEEL 1,257.7 +17 44.0 +379 0.85 0.84 -0.01

INTERNATIONAL

PAPER 4,500.0 +32 246.0 +224 1.67 1.95 +0.28

ITT 6,538.0 +26 228.0 +13 1.75 1.91 +0.16

JOHNSON &

JOHNSON 4,496.0 +22 654.0 +20 0.95 1.02 +0.07

LILLY (ELI) 1,717.3 +31 374.8 +25 1.15 1.30 +0.15

MATTEL 543.6 +12 27.0 +12 0.13 0.12 -0.01

McDONNELL

DOUGLAS 3,333.0 +13 159.0 +19 1.26 1.38 +0.12

MERCK 3,817.3 +9 757.4 +12 0.61 0.61 --

PFIZER 2,402.9 +21 420.4 +13 1.34 1.35 +0.01

PHILIP MORRIS 16,517.0 +7 1,363.0 +16 1.57 1.60 +0.03

ROCKWELL

INTERNA-

TIONAL******* 3,361.0 +22 191.4 +24 0.77 0.88 +0.11

RUBBERMAID 563.9 +15 54.1 +7 0.35 0.34 -0.01

SCOTT PAPER 1,003.3 +21 96.9 +240 1.19 1.28 +0.09

TRW 2,596.3 +20 114.7 +79 1.36 1.74 +0.38

UPJOHN 866.7 +7 151.6 +22 0.64 0.85 +0.21

WEYERHAEUSER 2,745.0 +15 206.6 +63 1.01 1.00 -0.01

WHIRLPOOL 1,985.0 +6 75.0 +12 1.06 1.00 -0.06

SERVICES 30,957.9 +3 3,920.1 -2 0.96 1.02 +0.06

AMR 3,970.0 +4 38.0 NM 0.35 0.48 +0.13

BANKAMERICA NA NA 611.0 +19 1.43 1.45 +0.02

BANKERS TRUST

NEW YORK NA NA -157.0 NM 1.72 -2.11 -3.83

BARNETT BANKS NA NA 128.7 +9 1.24 1.27 +0.03

BEAR STEARNS

************** 1,027.4 +14 82.7 -28 0.38 0.60 +0.22

CBS 897.7 -28 21.9 -68 0.63 0.32 -0.31

CHASE MANHATTAN NA NA 260.0 -29 1.25 1.29 +0.04

CHEMICAL BANKING NA NA 396.0 +24 1.37 1.51 +0.14

CITICORP NA NA 829.0 +36 1.41 1.53 +0.12

DOW JONES 545.4 +9 46.4 +8 0.47 0.48 +0.01

FEDERAL EX-

PRESS*******

******* 2,332.6 +12 63.1 +102 0.72 0.85* +0.13

GANNETT 913.8 +4 86.2 +10 0.60 0.62 +0.02

HILTON HOTELS 381.9 +12 32.0 +41 0.62 0.66 +0.04

HUNT (J. B.)

TRANSPORT 309.4 +17 4.9 -15 0.17 0.13 -0.04

KROGER 5,465.0 +3 64.5 +16 0.56 0.56 --

McGRAW-HILL 568.5 +2 14.0 -7 0.28 0.28 --

MERRILL LYNCH 5,203.9 +10 227.3 -39 0.94 1.08 +0.14

MORGAN (J. P.) NA NA 255.0 -26 1.47 1.27 -0.20

NATIONSBANK NA NA 443.0 +6 1.56 1.60 +0.04

ROADWAY SERVICES 1,087.0 +6 5.9 -63 0.41 0.15 -0.26

SCHWAB (CHARLES) 376.1 +16 38.4 +1 0.40 0.44 +0.04

TIME WARNER 1,817.0 +17 -47.0 NM -0.12 -0.13 -0.01

TRAVELERS 4,298.9 -10 340.0 0 0.95 1.01 +0.06

USAIR 1,763.3 +5 -96.9 NM -2.61 -1.91 +0.70

WELLS FARGO NA NA 233.0 +15 4.27 4.41 +0.14

TECHNOLOGY 24,936.9 +18 2,343.8 +67 0.81 0.89 +0.08

ADVANCED MICRO

DEVICES 620.1 +21 96.8 +14 0.86 0.96 +0.10

CONNER PERIPHERALS 610.4 +8 0.1 NM 0.18 0.00 -0.18

DIGITAL EQUIP-

MENT**************3,467.5 +6 73.7 NM 0.24 0.44 +0.20

GENENTECH 239.0 +26 43.4 +12 0.30 0.36 +0.06

HONEYWELL 1,478.7 +10 54.7 +15 0.41 0.43 +0.02

INTEL 3,557.0 +34 889.0 +44 1.63 2.04 +0.41

LOTUS DEVELOPMENT 202.6 -18 -17.5 NM 0.26 -0.36 -0.62

MICRO-

SOFT**************1,587.0 +28 396.0 +55 0.58 0.63 +0.05

MOTOROLA 6,011.0 +28 372.0 +25 0.65 0.61 -0.04

POLAROID 409.6 -11 -75.8 NM -0.39 -1.66 -1.27

RAYTHEON 2,387.0 +3 173.9 NM 1.41 1.41 --

SUN MICRO-SYSTEMS

************** 1,505.0 +26 107.5 +87 0.84 1.09 +0.25

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 2,862.0 +17 230.0 +72 2.05 2.41 +0.36

UTILITIES &

TELECOM 45,651.0 +4 4,275.8 +22 0.67 0.68 +0.01

AMERITECH 3,145.7 +4 78.9 NM 0.76 0.76* --

AT&T 18,262.0 +7 1,198.0 +12 0.81 0.76 -0.05

BALTIMORE GAS

& ELECTRIC 715.3 -7 70.9 -14 0.47 0.41 -0.06

ENRON 2,300.0 -8 195.0 +13 0.78 0.79 +0.01

GTE 4,762.0 0 545.0 +8 0.57 0.56 -0.01

MCI COMMUNICA-

TIONS 3,561.0 +11 244.0 +17 0.36 0.36 --

PACIFIC TELESIS 2,254.0 -2 282.0 0 0.69 0.67 -0.02

PUBLIC SERVICE

ENTERPRISE 1,673.8 -7 212.6 -8 0.93 0.87 -0.06

SBC COMMUNICA

TIONS 2,877.7 +9 395.2 +10 0.65 0.65 --

SPRINT 3,271.5 +8 224.3 -1 0.65 0.64 -0.01

US WEST 2,828.0 +7 330.0 +2 0.71 0.70 -0.01

******* Second-quarter results ************** Third-quarter results NM =

not meaningful NA = not available *EPS adjusted for special items

DATA: STANDARD & POOR'S COMPUSTAT SERVICES, A DIVISION OF McGRAW-HILL INC.

EARNINGS ESTIMATE DATA PROVIDED BY I/B/E/S INTERNATIONAL INC.,

NEW YORK, NY. I/B/E/S IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF I/B/E/S INTERNATIONAL INC.


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