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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.43
AXP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. AXP: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AXP' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.47
Current: 0.43
0.09
0.47
Equity to Asset 0.13
AXP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. AXP: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AXP' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.09 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.13
0.07
0.14
Interest Coverage 4.89
AXP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. AXP: 4.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AXP' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.26 Max: 5.27
Current: 4.89
1.01
5.27
F-Score: 5
WACC vs ROIC
6.08%
9.31%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 24.19
AXP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.28 vs. AXP: 24.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AXP' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.59  Med: 20.71 Max: 26.22
Current: 24.19
11.59
26.22
Net-margin (%) 15.73
AXP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.47 vs. AXP: 15.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AXP' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.69  Med: 14.82 Max: 17.16
Current: 15.73
8.69
17.16
ROE (%) 23.92
AXP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. AXP: 23.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AXP' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.23  Med: 28.02 Max: 37.25
Current: 23.92
16.23
37.25
ROA (%) 3.28
AXP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. AXP: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AXP' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 2.95 Max: 3.77
Current: 3.28
1.7
3.77
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.80
AXP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. AXP: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AXP' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 5.95 Max: 12.5
Current: 8.8
0.1
12.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.70
AXP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. AXP: 12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AXP' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.4  Med: 9.80 Max: 25
Current: 12.7
-10.4
25
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
AXP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. AXP: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AXP' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.2  Med: 9.70 Max: 36.6
Current: 11
-19.2
36.6
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

AXP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1,186,600 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 2,843 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 3,200 sh (New)
David Dreman 7,196 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,973,038 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,792,700 sh (+673.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 59,031 sh (+235.84%)
John Rogers 20,390 sh (+187.91%)
Pioneer Investments 1,594,709 sh (+149.86%)
Ray Dalio 48,417 sh (+69.78%)
First Eagle Investment 11,736,352 sh (+48.22%)
Mairs and Power 101,390 sh (+9.55%)
James Barrow 18,617,244 sh (+4.00%)
Tom Gayner 361,000 sh (+3.44%)
Ken Fisher 11,372,034 sh (+0.95%)
Warren Buffett 151,610,700 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 8,068 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,388,300 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 127,994 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 1,397,551 sh (-0.03%)
Tweedy Browne 268,205 sh (-1.43%)
Mario Gabelli 3,138,729 sh (-1.59%)
PRIMECAP Management 576,700 sh (-4.15%)
Dodge & Cox 201,973 sh (-4.26%)
Chris Davis 20,841,207 sh (-6.29%)
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Q2 2015

AXP Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Bill Nygren 3,100,000 sh (New)
Jeff Ubben 11,100,000 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 638,037 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 330,906 sh (+460.56%)
Mairs and Power 418,200 sh (+312.47%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,703,718 sh (+162.38%)
John Rogers 50,411 sh (+147.23%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,397 sh (+54.66%)
Tom Russo 153,088 sh (+19.61%)
David Dreman 8,188 sh (+13.79%)
First Eagle Investment 11,976,991 sh (+2.05%)
Ken Fisher 11,582,093 sh (+1.85%)
Tom Gayner 367,000 sh (+1.66%)
James Barrow 18,831,001 sh (+1.15%)
Pioneer Investments 1,594,932 sh (+0.01%)
PRIMECAP Management 576,700 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 8,068 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 3,200 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 151,610,700 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,388,300 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 1,395,088 sh (-0.18%)
Tweedy Browne 267,506 sh (-0.26%)
Chris Davis 20,645,014 sh (-0.94%)
Dodge & Cox 194,523 sh (-3.69%)
Mario Gabelli 3,006,348 sh (-4.22%)
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Q3 2015

AXP Guru Trades in Q3 2015

RS Investment Management 687,080 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 45,000 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 10,232 sh (New)
Steven Romick 642,400 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 809,310 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 1,000 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 4,802,206 sh (+2368.71%)
John Rogers 108,317 sh (+114.87%)
Mairs and Power 781,829 sh (+86.95%)
Bill Nygren 4,600,000 sh (+48.39%)
David Dreman 10,722 sh (+30.95%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,831,600 sh (+13.08%)
First Eagle Investment 12,779,493 sh (+6.70%)
Tom Gayner 386,000 sh (+5.18%)
Jeff Ubben 11,300,000 sh (+1.80%)
Lee Ainslie 3,200 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 151,610,700 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 4,300,000 sh (unchged)
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
Ken Fisher 11,580,345 sh (-0.02%)
PRIMECAP Management 574,700 sh (-0.35%)
Jeff Auxier 8,018 sh (-0.62%)
Tweedy Browne 264,742 sh (-1.03%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,378,780 sh (-1.17%)
Pioneer Investments 1,559,854 sh (-2.20%)
James Barrow 18,388,978 sh (-2.35%)
Tom Russo 145,228 sh (-5.13%)
Mario Gabelli 2,753,837 sh (-8.40%)
Chris Davis 17,519,908 sh (-15.14%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,802 sh (-36.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,863 sh (-94.90%)
Jeremy Grantham 61,248 sh (-98.70%)
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Q4 2015

AXP Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Steven Romick 2,646,410 sh (+311.96%)
Robert Olstein 80,000 sh (+77.78%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,025,000 sh (+5.05%)
Ken Fisher 11,728,523 sh (+1.28%)
Jeff Auxier 8,018 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 18,321,535 sh (-0.37%)
Mario Gabelli 2,682,097 sh (-2.61%)
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Guru Investment Theses on American Express Co

Dodge & Cox Comments on American Express - Feb 02, 2016

American Express (NYSE:AXP)—the largest new purchase in the Fund during 2015—provides charge and credit card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. The company is the number one credit/charge card issuer and merchant acquirer in the United States measured by billed business, and its network is the second largest after Visa. Historically, American Express has generated attractive returns due to its vertical integration and strong value proposition for high-spending customers.



In 2015, American Express’ stock declined 24%(c) due to concerns that the company’s business model is under pressure: Costco U.S. and JetBlue terminated their exclusive relationships with the card company and the Department of Justice questioned American Express’ ability to enforce rules prohibiting merchants from steering customers to other credit cards. As a result, American Express’ valuation relative to the market is at a historically low level (13 times forward estimated earnings(d)). We initiated a position in the company because we believe these near-term concerns have obscured a long-term investment opportunity. The company has an attractive business model that produces high returns on capital by encouraging more affluent and creditworthy customers to use the company’s credit and charge cards. American Express’ highly perceived rewards program, customer service, and strong brand recognition help attract and retain wealthier customers. The company should benefit from a continued industry shift from paper to plastic payments and growth in its third-party issued cards business. We believe American Express will be able to maintain its strong return on equity and improve profitability in the long run. On December 31, American Express was a 1.4% position in the Fund.



From Dodge & Cox Stock Fund annual commentary for 2015.



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GAMCO Investors Comments on American Express - Dec 22, 2015

American Express Co. (NYSE:AXP) (2.2% of net assets as of September 30, 2015) (AXP – $74.13 – NYSE) is the largest closed loop credit card company in the world. The company operates its eponymous premiere branded payment network and lends to its largely affluent customer base. American Express has 114 million cards in force and over $68 billion in loans, while its customers charged nearly $1.0 trillion of spending on their cards in 2014. The company’s strong consumer brand has allowed American Express to enter the deposit gathering market as an alternate source of funding, while the company’s affluent customers have picked up spending. Longer term, American Express should capitalize on its higher spending customer base and continue to expand into other payment related businesses, such as corporate purchasing, while also growing in emerging markets. Similarly, the company is looking at the growing success of social media as an opportunity to expand its product base and payment options.



From the Gabelli Dividend Growth Fund third quarter 2015 commentary.



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Davis Funds Comments on American Express - Sep 14, 2015

American Express (NYSE:AXP) is another representative holding in the Portfolio. This global financial services firm combines a strong, upscale charge card brand with ownership of the underlying payment network to create a unique business model. The company attracts some of the most desirable cardholders whose affluence leads to average spending about three times as great as ordinary bank cards. American Express reinforces this higher charge card spending with a market-leading cardholder rewards program, creating a virtuous circle of higher spending and higher rewards. The company earns much of its revenue from the transaction or interchange fees it charges merchants that accept its card. Because its payment network is wholly owned, American Express avoids sharing this important revenue source, generating significantly better economics than the payment networks of its competitors whose interchange fees are shared with banks. Recently, American Express announced it will not renew its exclusive arrangement as the only credit card accepted at U.S. Costco stores. While this move will slow the company’s earnings growth over the short term, we admire the strong capital allocation discipline of the American Express management team in walking away from an arrangement offering inadequate shareholder returns. We expect American Express will take steps to overcome this loss of business and once again deliver double-digit earnings growth for shareholders in the years ahead.



From the Davis Financial Fund semi-annual review 2015.



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Bill Nygren Comments on American Express Co - Jul 09, 2015

American Express (AXP - $27)(AXP)

American Express is a payments company with one of the best brands in the world. Despite strong earnings growth over the past few years, the strength of the franchise was called into question recently when revenue growth slowed. Skepticism increased in February when Costco announced it would not renew its co-brand partnership with American Express. We believe this will cause earnings growth to slow for two years while American Express invests in marketing efforts to replace Costco co-brand customers, but we believe the company’s financial fundamentals remain very healthy. Card member spending is growing 7% per year (f/x adjusted), ROE is well above its 25% target and robust capital levels are allowing management to increase share repurchases. Despite what we believe is favorable secular growth and superior economics, American Express is trading at a large discount to the market and its historical multiples. Our long-term view allows us to look past the short-term disappointment of the Costco announcement and see the potential lucrative long-term value of American Express’ global payment network and growing customer base.

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Fund Second Quarter 2015 Commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on American Express Co - Mar 12, 2015

American Express Co. (1.7% of net assets as of December 31, 2014) (AXP – $93.04 – NYSE) is the largest closed-loop credit card company in the world. The company operates its eponymous premiere branded payment network and lends to its largely affluent customer base. American Express has 110 million cards in force and over $67 billion in loans, while its customers charged nearly $950 billion of spending on their cards in 2013. The company’s strong consumer brand has allowed American Express to enter the deposit gathering market as an alternate source of funding, while the company’s affluent customers have picked up spending. Longer term, American Express should capitalize on its higher spending customer base and continue to expand into other payment related businesses, such as corporate purchasing, while also growing in emerging markets. Similarly, the company is looking at the growing success of social media as an opportunity to expand its product base and payment options.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s Asset Fund Q4 2014 Commentary

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Chris Davis Comments on American Express - Jun 24, 2014

Another example of a global market leader in the Portfolio is American Express (AXP), which combines a strong, upscale charge card brand with ownership of the underlying payment network to create a unique business model. The company attracts some of the most desirable cardholders whose affluence leads to average spending about three times as great as ordinary bank cards. American Express reinforces this higher charge card spending with a market-leading cardholder rewards program, creating a virtuous circle of higher spending and higher rewards. The company earns much of its revenue from the transaction or interchange fees it charges merchants that accept its card. Because its payment network is wholly owned, American Express avoids sharing this important revenue source, generating significantly better economics than the payment networks of its competitors whose interchange fees are shared with banks. We believe American Express is well positioned to benefit over the long term as card-based transactions continue to increase at the expense of cash-based transactions.



From Chris Davis' Davis New York Venture Fund First Quarter 2014 Update.



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Gabelli Asset Management Comments on American Express - May 13, 2014

American Express Co. (2.5% of net assets as of March 31, 2014) (NYSE:AXP)(AXP - $90.03 - NYSE) is the largest closed loop credit card company in the world. The company operates its eponymous premiere branded payment network and lends to its largely affluent customer base. American Express has 107 million cards in force and over $67 billion in loans, while its customers charged nearly $950 billion of spending on their cards in 2013. The company's strong consumer brand has allowed American Express to enter the deposit gathering market as an alternate source of funding, while the company's affluent customers have picked up spending. Longer term, American Express should capitalize on its higher spending customer base and continue to expand into other payment related businesses like corporate purchasing, while also growing in emerging markets. Similarly, the company is looking at the growing success of social media as an opportunity to expand its product base and payment options.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value 25 Fund first quarter 2014 shareholder commentary.

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GAMCO Investors Comments on American Express Guru stock highlight
American Express Co. (NYSE:AXP) (2.2% of net assets as of September 30, 2015) (AXP – $74.13 – NYSE) is the largest closed loop credit card company in the world. The company operates its eponymous premiere branded payment network and lends to its largely affluent customer base. American Express has 114 million cards in force and over $68 billion in loans, while its customers charged nearly $1.0 trillion of spending on their cards in 2014. The company’s strong consumer brand has allowed American Express to enter the deposit gathering market as an alternate source of funding, while the company’s affluent customers have picked up spending. Longer term, American Express should capitalize on its higher spending customer base and continue to expand into other payment related businesses, such as corporate purchasing, while also growing in emerging markets. Similarly, the company is looking at the growing success of social media as an opportunity to expand its product base and payment options. Read more...
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 9.45
AXP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.65 vs. AXP: 9.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AXP' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.2  Med: 16.06 Max: 35.97
Current: 9.45
5.2
35.97
Forward P/E 9.36
AXP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
55% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. AXP: 9.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.45
AXP's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
67% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.75 vs. AXP: 9.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AXP' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 16.35 Max: 33.55
Current: 9.45
4.9
33.55
P/B 2.46
AXP's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AXP: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AXP' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 3.64 Max: 7.24
Current: 2.46
0.95
7.24
P/S 1.59
AXP's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. AXP: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AXP' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 3.07 Max: 4.15
Current: 1.59
0.58
4.15
PFCF 5.76
AXP's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.07 vs. AXP: 5.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AXP' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.96  Med: 8.14 Max: 47.21
Current: 5.76
1.96
47.21
POCF 5.11
AXP's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. AXP: 5.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AXP' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 7.21 Max: 31.53
Current: 5.11
1.72
31.53
EV-to-EBIT 12.88
AXP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.29 vs. AXP: 12.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AXP' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.3  Med: 21.50 Max: 39.7
Current: 12.88
7.3
39.7
EV-to-EBITDA 11.47
AXP's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
61% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. AXP: 11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AXP' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.9  Med: 18.90 Max: 32.2
Current: 11.47
6.9
32.2
PEG 0.49
AXP's PEG is ranked higher than
58% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. AXP: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AXP' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.88 Max: 5.8
Current: 0.49
0.8
5.8
Shiller P/E 13.48
AXP's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.04 vs. AXP: 13.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AXP' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.96  Med: 18.37 Max: 26.8
Current: 13.48
3.96
26.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.16
AXP's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
60% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. AXP: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AXP' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.32 Max: 8.77
Current: 2.16
0.72
8.77
Dividend Payout 0.20
AXP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. AXP: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AXP' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.18 Max: 2
Current: 0.2
0.15
2
Dividend Growth (3y) 19.90
AXP's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. AXP: 19.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
AXP' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.9  Med: 5.25 Max: 19.9
Current: 19.9
-2.9
19.9
Forward Dividend Yield 2.21
AXP's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. AXP: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.12
AXP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. AXP: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AXP' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.90 Max: 12.65
Current: 3.12
1.04
12.65
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.90
AXP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.90 vs. AXP: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AXP' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.8  Med: 1.70 Max: 3.9
Current: 3.9
-0.8
3.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.47
AXP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
72% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AXP: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AXP' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.27  Med: 3.64 Max: 6.92
Current: 2.47
1.27
6.92
Price/Projected FCF 0.56
AXP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. AXP: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AXP' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.27
Current: 0.56
0.19
1.27
Price/Median PS Value 0.71
AXP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. AXP: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AXP' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.71
0.26
1.46
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.81
AXP's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AXP: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
AXP' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1.95 Max: 6.92
Current: 0.81
1
6.92
Price/Graham Number 1.18
AXP's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
54% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. AXP: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AXP' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.78 Max: 2.77
Current: 1.18
0.64
2.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.69
AXP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. AXP: 7.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AXP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 4.70 Max: 13.7
Current: 7.69
2.5
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 25.39
AXP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. AXP: 25.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AXP' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.4  Med: 17.55 Max: 63.3
Current: 25.39
3.4
63.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $32818
EPS $ 5.54
Beta1.21
Short Percentage of Float1.89%
52-Week Range $51.99 - 86.18
Shares Outstanding(Mil)984.25

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 32,700 32,830 32,798 35,472
EPS($) 5.25 5.34 5.60 6.00
EPS without NRI($) 5.25 5.34 5.60 6.00

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Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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Traded in other countries:AXP.Argentina, AXPB34.Brazil, AXP.Chile, AEC1.Germany, AXP.Mexico, AXP.Switzerland, 0R3C.UK,
American Express Co began operations as a joint stock association on March 28, 1850. It converted to a New York corporation on June 10, 1965. The Company together with its subsidiaries is a service company that provides customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Its main products and services are charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses. The Company is mainly engaged in business comprising four operating segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Network & Merchant Services. The Company's products and services include charge and credit card products; expense management products and services; consumer and business travel services; stored value products such as Travelers Cheques and other prepaid products; network services; merchant acquisition and processing, servicing and settlement, and point-of-sale, marketing and information products and services for merchants; and fee services, including market and trend analyses and related consulting services, fraud prevention services, and the design of customized customer loyalty and rewards programs. The Company's products and services are sold to diverse customer groups, including consumers, small businesses, middle-market companies, and large corporations. These products and services are sold through various channels including direct mail, on-line, targeted sales forces, and direct response advertising. Its general-purpose card network, card-issuing and merchant-acquiring and processing businesses are global in scope. The Company is engaged in providing charge and credit cards to consumers, small businesses and corporations. These cards include cards issued by American Express as well as cards issued by third-party banks and other institutions that are accepted on the American Express network. The Global Network & Merchant Services ("GNMS") segment operates a global payments network that processes and settles proprietary and non-proprietary card transactions. GNMS acquires merchants and provides point-of-sale products, multi-channel marketing programs and capabilities, services and data, leveraging its global closed-loop network. It provides ATM services and enters into partnership agreements with third-party card issuers and acquirers, licensing the American Express brand and extending the reach of the global network. In its Global Commercial Services segment, the Company provides expense management services to companies and organizations worldwide through its Global Corporate Payments and Global Business Travel businesses. Global Corporate Payments offers a range of expense management solutions to companies worldwide through its Corporate Card Programs and Business-to-Business Payment Solutions. American Express Global Business Travel provides globally integrated solutions, both online and offline, as well
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