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Corporate earnings in perspective – chart

With second-quarter earnings largely in the books, this chart provides some long-term perspective on the current earnings environment, as reported by S&P 500 earnings over the last 100 years. 

Chart of the Day
Friday, August 9, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013

With second-quarter earnings largely in the books (over 85% of S&P 500 corporations have reported), today’s chart provides some long-term perspective to the current earnings environment by focusing on 12-month, as reported S&P 500 earnings. Today’s chart illustrates how earnings declined over 92% from its Q3 2007 peak to Q1 2009 low which brought inflation-adjusted earnings to near Great Depression lows. Since its Q1 2009 low, S&P 500 earnings have surged to a level that was not that far below its credit bubble peak. After the surge ended in Q4 2011, inflation-adjusted earnings stagnated. However, second-quarter earnings have picked up significantly enough to where inflation-adjusted S&P 500 earnings are now once again making new post-financial crisis highs.

Source: Chart of the Day.

SunVault Energy Inc has announced that it has entered into an agreement for the purchase and sale of intellectual property with Millennium Trends International Inc, which is a Bahamas corporation, and SunVault Energy Holdings Inc, its wholly owned subsidiary.

Schooner Bay Harbour Village will host its First Annual Invitational Fly-In and South Abaco Discovery Weekend on August 23-25.

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