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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.36
NYSE:AXP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
78% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.19 vs. NYSE:AXP: 0.36 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.36

0.09
0.47
Equity to Asset 0.13
NYSE:AXP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. NYSE:AXP: 0.13 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.13
Current: 0.13

0.07
0.13
Interest Coverage 4.03
NYSE:AXP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
76% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. NYSE:AXP: 4.03 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 4.71
Current: 4.03

1.01
4.71
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.90
WACC vs ROIC
8.07%
9.74%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 26.22
NYSE:AXP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. NYSE:AXP: 26.22 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.57   Max: 23.92
Current: 26.22

7.57
23.92
Net-margin (%) 17.16
NYSE:AXP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.20 vs. NYSE:AXP: 17.16 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 6.22   Max: 16.65
Current: 17.16

6.22
16.65
ROE (%) 29.16
NYSE:AXP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. NYSE:AXP: 29.16 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.05   Max: 37.25
Current: 29.16

11.05
37.25
ROA (%) 3.82
NYSE:AXP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. NYSE:AXP: 3.82 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 3.5
Current: 3.82

0.86
3.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 279.44
NYSE:AXP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.81 vs. NYSE:AXP: 279.44 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.58   Max: 221.81
Current: 279.44

5.58
221.81
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.50
NYSE:AXP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. NYSE:AXP: 9.50 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 12.5
Current: 9.5

0.1
12.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.40
NYSE:AXP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. NYSE:AXP: 12.40 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.4   Max: 25
Current: 12.4

-10.4
25
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 13.40
NYSE:AXP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. NYSE:AXP: 13.40 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.2   Max: 36.2
Current: 13.4

-19.2
36.2
» NYSE:AXP's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

AXP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 68,651 sh (New)
Jim Simons 410,420 sh (New)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (+100%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,080 sh (+19.91%)
Tom Russo 129,435 sh (+2.24%)
PRIMECAP Management 739,000 sh (+0.93%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,705,875 sh (+0.6%)
Ken Fisher 10,962,068 sh (+0.45%)
Pioneer Investments 736,177 sh (+0.27%)
Warren Buffett 151,610,700 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 8,268 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 37,000 sh (unchged)
David Rolfe Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 1,404,192 sh (-0.16%)
Tweedy Browne 290,528 sh (-0.19%)
Dodge & Cox 222,225 sh (-0.65%)
Tom Gayner 349,000 sh (-0.99%)
Bill Frels 93,050 sh (-1.63%)
Mario Gabelli 3,279,696 sh (-3.73%)
Brian Rogers 3,388,300 sh (-5.57%)
James Barrow 19,045,976 sh (-12.49%)
Chris Davis 27,936,377 sh (-21.9%)
Jeremy Grantham 231,566 sh (-31.17%)
» More
Q2 2014

AXP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Robert Olstein 55,000 sh (+48.65%)
Ken Fisher 11,381,952 sh (+3.83%)
Pioneer Investments 747,947 sh (+1.6%)
James Barrow 19,182,429 sh (+0.72%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,744,938 sh (+0.51%)
Tom Russo 129,770 sh (+0.26%)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 739,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 8,268 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,388,300 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 349,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 151,610,700 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 289,746 sh (-0.27%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,398,272 sh (-0.42%)
Dodge & Cox 220,483 sh (-0.78%)
Mario Gabelli 3,246,676 sh (-1.01%)
Bill Frels 90,475 sh (-2.77%)
Chris Davis 25,616,662 sh (-8.3%)
Jeremy Grantham 183,600 sh (-20.71%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,450 sh (-75.69%)
» More
Q3 2014

AXP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Rogers 5,492 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 224,123 sh (New)
George Soros 235,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 368,700 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 51,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,100 sh (+108.16%)
Jeremy Grantham 280,300 sh (+52.67%)
Robert Olstein 63,000 sh (+14.55%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,895,427 sh (+1.94%)
Bill Frels 91,475 sh (+1.11%)
Mario Gabelli 3,271,440 sh (+0.76%)
Ken Fisher 11,387,462 sh (+0.05%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,399,011 sh (+0.05%)
Warren Buffett 151,610,700 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 741,376 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 349,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,388,300 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 739,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 128,535 sh (-0.95%)
Dodge & Cox 218,138 sh (-1.06%)
Jeff Auxier 8,068 sh (-2.42%)
Tweedy Browne 282,228 sh (-2.59%)
Chris Davis 24,533,544 sh (-4.23%)
James Barrow 17,699,628 sh (-7.73%)
» More
Q4 2014

AXP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 17,577 sh (+244.65%)
John Rogers 7,082 sh (+28.95%)
Robert Olstein 69,000 sh (+9.52%)
Bill Frels 92,550 sh (+1.18%)
James Barrow 17,901,396 sh (+1.14%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,918,243 sh (+0.29%)
Tom Gayner 349,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,388,300 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 8,068 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 151,610,700 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 1,397,969 sh (-0.07%)
Tom Russo 127,999 sh (-0.42%)
Ken Fisher 11,264,810 sh (-1.08%)
Mario Gabelli 3,189,567 sh (-2.5%)
Dodge & Cox 210,950 sh (-3.3%)
Tweedy Browne 272,094 sh (-3.59%)
Chris Davis 22,239,723 sh (-9.35%)
Pioneer Investments 638,252 sh (-13.91%)
Jeremy Grantham 231,700 sh (-17.34%)
PRIMECAP Management 601,700 sh (-18.58%)
Ray Dalio 28,517 sh (-87.28%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE:AXP

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Chris Davis 2014-12-31 Reduce -9.35%0.63%$80.24 - $94.29 $ 82.03-8%22239723
George Soros 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.15%$80.24 - $94.29 $ 82.03-9%0
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Reduce -87.28%0.13%$80.24 - $94.29 $ 82.03-8%28517
John Rogers 2014-12-31 Add 28.95%$80.24 - $94.29 $ 82.03-8%7082
Chris Davis 2014-09-30 Reduce -4.23%0.3%$86.02 - $95.84 $ 82.03-9%24533544
James Barrow 2014-09-30 Reduce -7.73%0.19%$86.02 - $95.84 $ 82.03-9%17699628
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.15%$86.02 - $95.84 $ 82.03-9%235000
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.15%$86.02 - $95.84 $ 82.03-9%224123
John Rogers 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$86.02 - $95.84 $ 82.03-9%5492
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.67%$84.54 - $95.57 $ 82.03-9%0
Chris Davis 2014-06-30 Reduce -8.3%0.57%$84.54 - $95.57 $ 82.03-9%25616662
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Add 48.65%0.23%$84.54 - $95.57 $ 82.03-9%55000
Chris Davis 2014-03-31 Reduce -21.9%1.73%$82.86 - $93.86 $ 82.03-8%27936377
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.7%$82.86 - $93.86 $ 82.03-8%0
James Barrow 2014-03-31 Reduce -12.49%0.36%$82.86 - $93.86 $ 82.03-8%19045976
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Add 100%0.34%$82.86 - $93.86 $ 82.03-8%100000
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.15%$82.86 - $93.86 $ 82.03-8%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.30
NYSE:AXP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. NYSE:AXP: 15.30 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 35.97
Current: 15.3

5.2
35.97
Forward P/E 12.08
NYSE:AXP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.41 vs. NYSE:AXP: 12.08 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.10
NYSE:AXP's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
76% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. NYSE:AXP: 15.10 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 33.55
Current: 15.1

4.9
33.55
P/B 4.00
NYSE:AXP's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. NYSE:AXP: 4.00 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 7.24
Current: 4

0.95
7.24
P/S 2.60
NYSE:AXP's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. NYSE:AXP: 2.60 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 3.13
Current: 2.6

0.44
3.13
PFCF 11.20
NYSE:AXP's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NYSE:AXP: 11.20 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 47.21
Current: 11.2

1.96
47.21
POCF 9.67
NYSE:AXP's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.91 vs. NYSE:AXP: 9.67 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 31.53
Current: 9.67

1.72
31.53
EV-to-EBIT 13.98
NYSE:AXP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.54 vs. NYSE:AXP: 13.98 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -80.8   Max: 35.7
Current: 13.98

-80.8
35.7
PEG 0.79
NYSE:AXP's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NYSE:AXP: 0.79 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 6.04
Current: 0.79

0.92
6.04
Shiller P/E 21.10
NYSE:AXP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.89 vs. NYSE:AXP: 21.10 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.53   Max: 26.23
Current: 21.1

3.53
26.23
Days Sales Outstanding 500.26
NYSE:AXP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.41 vs. NYSE:AXP: 500.26 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 447.35   Max: 577.77
Current: 500.26

447.35
577.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.20
NYSE:AXP's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. NYSE:AXP: 1.20 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 8.77
Current: 1.2

0.72
8.77
Dividend Payout 0.22
NYSE:AXP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. NYSE:AXP: 0.22 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2
Current: 0.22

0.15
2
Dividend growth (3y) -2.90
NYSE:AXP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. NYSE:AXP: -2.90 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 14.5
Current: -2.9

-2.9
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.18
NYSE:AXP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
74% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. NYSE:AXP: 1.18 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 8.64
Current: 1.18

0.71
8.64
Share Buyback Rate 3.00
NYSE:AXP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. NYSE:AXP: 3.00 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3   Max: -0.8
Current: 3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.00
NYSE:AXP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. NYSE:AXP: 4.00 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 6.96
Current: 4

1.27
6.96
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
NYSE:AXP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. NYSE:AXP: 1.00 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.24
Current: 1

0.19
1.24
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
NYSE:AXP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. NYSE:AXP: 1.20 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.47
Current: 1.2

0.26
1.47
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 6.00
NYSE:AXP's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NYSE:AXP: 6.00 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1   Max: 6.92
Current: 6

1
6.92
Price/Graham Number 1.70
NYSE:AXP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. NYSE:AXP: 1.70 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.78
Current: 1.7

0.56
2.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.20
NYSE:AXP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
84% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. NYSE:AXP: 7.20 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 14
Current: 7.2

2.8
14
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.76
NYSE:AXP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.24 vs. NYSE:AXP: 18.76 )
NYSE:AXP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 63.5
Current: 18.76

3.4
63.5

Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
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Traded in other countries:AEC1.Germany, AXPB34.Brazil, AXP.Mexico, AXP.Argentina, AXP.Chile, AXP.Switzerland,
American Express Co was founded in 1850 as a joint stock association and was incorporated in 1965 as a New York corporation. American Express 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 range of 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 as

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