Friday, April 7, 2017

The 3,081 US Companies With Market Caps Above $100 Mil, With December Quarter Ends And Which Have Released Their December 2016 Quarter Earnings By Thursday, April 6, 2017 Generated December 2016 Quarter Total US GAAP Earnings of $243.8 Bil, Up Surely a US Historic High 80% From Their Total US GAAP Earnings of $135.3 Bil in the December 2015 Quarter ..... It's Great To See Many of These US Companies Register Such Explosive Earnings Improvement in the Final Quarter of the Obama Administration

From a review of the very fine Google Finance Website, the excellent Yahoo Earnings Calendar Website and of company financial statements in the US SEC website, I found the 3,081 Companies headquartered in the US with Stock Market Capitalizations several months ago of more than $100 Mil, which have December Quarter Ends and which have filed their December 2016 Quarter Financial Statements with the SEC by Thursday, April 6, 2017.  Traditional Predominately Regulated Utilities were excluded.

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 3,081 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 April 6, 2017:

December December

2016 2015

Quarter Quarter


Total Total

Net Net

Cap # of Income Income Better Better
Range Companies (Loss) (Loss) (Worse) (Worse)

 $ mils  $ mils  $ mils %

Above $10 Bil             372               214,991               162,588            52,403 32%
$1 Bil to $10 Bil          1,325                 32,921                 (3,339)            36,260 1086%
$100 Mil to $1 Bil          1,384                 (4,083)               (23,936)            19,853 NM

Total Above $100 Mil          3,081               243,829               135,313          108,516 80%