It should be pointed out that there are many additional US Companies, especially smaller ones, that haven't released their December 2016 Quarter Earnings by March 1, 2017. In later posts, I will be updating the below tables periodically for these later earnings reporters.
US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) are promulgated by the very prestigious US Accounting Profession and are considered the gold standard for best measuring economic performance of companies.
US Companies with December Quarter Ends comprise roughly 90% of all US Companies filing with the SEC.
Below here are the Total Reported US GAAP Earnings (Losses) From Continuing Operations for the Quarters Ended December 2016 and 2015 shown by Stock Market Range for these 2,460 US Companies.
December 2016 Quarter Company Earnings Releases Through March 1, 2017:
|Company||US GAAP||US GAAP|
|$ mils||$ mils||$ mils||%|
|Largest: Above $10 Bil||372||214,991||162,588||52,403||32%|
|Mid-Sized: $1 Bil to $10 Bil||1,258||34,621||(2,357)||36,978||1569%|
|Smallest: $100 Mil to $1 Bil||830||(1,039)||(13,152)||12,113||NM|
|Total Above $100 Mil||2,460||248,573||147,078||101,495||69%|