American Express is a multinational financial services corporation. The Company's principal products and services are charge and credit card products, and travel-related services, which are offered to consumers and businesses around the world. Its segments include the U.S. Consumer Services, International Consumer and Network Services, Global Commercial Services and Global Merchant Services.

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TypePublic
Parent CompanyStandard Chartered
HQNew York, US
Founded1850
Size (employees)55,000 (est)-2%
Websiteamericanexpress.com
American Express was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Key People/Management at American Express

Douglas E. Buckminster

Douglas E. Buckminster

Group President, Global Consumer Services
Jeffrey C. Campbell

Jeffrey C. Campbell

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
L. Kevin Cox

L. Kevin Cox

Chief Human Resources Officer
Paul D. Fabara

Paul D. Fabara

President, Global Services Group
Marc D. Gordon

Marc D. Gordon

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Anna Marrs

Anna Marrs

President, Global Commercial Services
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American Express Office Locations

American Express has an office in New York
New York, US (HQ)
Three World Financial Center 230 Vesey St
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American Express Financials and Metrics

American Express Revenue

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American Express's revenue was reported to be $35.58 b in FY, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2018)

10.9b

Gross profit (Q3, 2018)

10.1b

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2018), %

92.9%

Net income (Q3, 2018)

1.7b

EBIT (Q3, 2018)

2.0b

Market capitalization (9-Nov-2018)

92.5b

Closing stock price (9-Nov-2018)

108.3

Cash (30-Sep-2018)

30.2b

EV

119.9b
American Express's current market capitalization is $92.5 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

34.9b36.0b34.4b33.8b35.6b

Revenue growth, %

3%(4%)(2%)

Cost of goods sold

2.0b1.7b1.6b1.7b2.1b

Gross profit

33.0b34.3b32.8b32.1b33.5b
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

8.7b8.6b8.5b8.7b8.2b8.3b8.8b9.0b10.3b10.7b10.9b

Cost of goods sold

414.0m399.0m425.0m436.0m430.0m443.0m522.0m567.0m621.0m711.0m777.0m

Gross profit

8.3b8.2b8.1b8.2b7.8b7.9b8.3b8.4b9.7b10.0b10.1b

Gross profit Margin, %

95%95%95%95%95%95%94%94%94%93%93%
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

19.5b22.3b22.8b25.2b32.9b

Accounts Receivable

47.2b47.0b46.6b50.1b

PP&E

3.9b3.9b4.1b4.4b4.3b

Total Assets

153.4b159.1b161.2b158.9b181.2b
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

5.4b5.9b5.2b5.4b2.7b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.1b1.3b

Accounts Payable

88.0m2.6b1.0b1.1b5.5b

Cash From Operating Activities

8.5b11.0b11.0b8.2b13.5b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

1.4b3.0b4.4b68.0m3.0b4.3b1.4b3.4b4.6b1.2b2.6b3.9b1.6b3.3b4.9b

Depreciation and Amortization

249.0m515.0m764.0m251.0m514.0m780.0m261.0m536.0m810.0m296.0m615.0m953.0m348.0m685.0m1.0b

Accounts Payable

607.0m1.1b1.8b(1.2b)(1.3b)270.0m(356.0m)(759.0m)(1.0b)(2.1b)(902.0m)1.2b(431.0m)(182.0m)2.1b

Cash From Operating Activities

3.3b4.9b8.6b401.0m4.3b8.1b2.5b3.1b4.9b1.2b4.3b8.6b2.1b5.1b10.2b
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

61.1 x

EV/CFO

11.8 x

Debt/Equity

2.7 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

8.8 x
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American Express Operating Metrics

American Express's Total Loans was reported to be $66b in Q2, 2017.
FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Average Basic Card Member Spending

$17.95 k$4.01 k$4.27 k$4.17 k$18.07 k$3.95 k$4.31 k$4.43 k$18.81 k$4.39 k$4.63 k

Average Discount Rate

2.48%2.49%2.49%2.46%2.46%2.44%2.43%2.47%2.45%2.45%2.44%

Average Fee per Card

$40 $39 $39 $39 $39 $40 $42 $49 $44 $48 $49

Total Loans

$70.40 b$66.80 b$69 b$68.90 b$58.60 b$57.40 b$59.90 b$60.60 b$65.30 b$63.60 b$66 b
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American Express Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Cake TechnologiesMarch 27, 2018$10 m
MeziJanuary 30, 2018

American Express Revenue Breakdown

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American Express revenue breakdown by business segment: 13.9% from GMS, 30.5% from GCS, 17.0% from ICNS and 38.6% from USCS

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American Express Online and Social Media Presence

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American Express News and Updates

Hedge-fund billionaire Dan Loeb reportedly discloses a stake in American Express (AXP)

Hedge-fund billionaire Dan Loeb's Third Point Capital disclosed a stake in American Express, according to a report. Loeb believes American Express will trade above $135 over the next 18 months — 25% above where shares were trading on Friday. Years of lagging performance galvanized the American Exp…

Daniel Loeb's Third Point takes stake in American Express

Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC on Friday disclosed a new position in American Express Co, saying the market under-appreciates the strategic pivot of the company.

Daniel Loeb's Third Point takes stake in American Express, sees shares rallying to $135

American Express shares pared losses following the news of the stake by the activist hedge fund.

American Express wins approval to enter Chinese payment card market

American Express has become the first foreign card scheme to win direct access to China's bank card...

UPDATE 1-China approves American Express JV to set up clearing and settlement institution

China's central bank said on Friday it has approved an application from American Express' Chinese joint venture (JV) to start preparations for setting up a clearing and settlement institution in the country.

China approves American Express JV to set up clearing institution

China's central bank said on Friday it has approved an application from American Express' Chinese joint venture to start preparations for setting up a clearing institution in the country.
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American Express Company Life and Culture

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American Express Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was American Express founded?

    American Express was founded in 1850.

  • Who are American Express key executives?

    American Express's key executives are Douglas E. Buckminster, Jeffrey C. Campbell and L. Kevin Cox.

  • How many employees does American Express have?

    American Express has 55,000 employees.

  • What is American Express revenue?

    Latest American Express annual revenue is $35.6 b.

  • What is American Express revenue per employee?

    Latest American Express revenue per employee is $647 k.

  • Who are American Express competitors?

    Competitors of American Express include Visa, Mastercard and PayPal.

  • Where is American Express headquarters?

    American Express headquarters is located at Three World Financial Center 230 Vesey St, New York.

  • Where are American Express offices?

    American Express has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does American Express have?

    American Express has 1 office.