It should be pointed out that there are some additional US Companies, particularly smaller ones, that haven't released their December 2016 Quarter Earnings by March 16, 2017. In later posts, I will be updating the below tables 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 Capitalization Range for these 2,924 US Companies. The Earnings of the individual Companies can be viewed in posts shown on the right hand side of the computer screen under Blog Archive.
December 2016 Quarter Company Earnings Releases Through March 16, 2017:
|Company||US GAAP||US GAAP|
|$ mils||$ mils||$ mils||%|
|Above $10 Bil||372||214,991||162,588||52,403||32%|
|$1 Bil to $10 Bil||1,303||34,430||(2,651)||37,081||1399%|
|$100 Mil to $1 Bil||1,249||(5,448)||(20,684)||15,236||NM|
|Total Above $100 Mil||2,924||243,973||139,253||104,720||75%|