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American Express Co (NYSE:AXP)
Total Equity
\$20,501 Mil (As of Dec. 2016)

American Express Co's total equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$20,501 Mil.

Total equity is used to calculate book value per share. American Express Co's book value per share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$22.68. The ratio of a companys debt over equity can be used to measure how leveraged this company is. American Express Co's debt to equity ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was 2.56.

Definition

Total Equity refers to the net assets owned by shareholders.

Total Equity and Total Liabilities are the two components for Total Assets.

American Express Co's Total Equity for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 Total Equity = Total Assets(Q: Dec. 2016 ) - Total Liabilities(Q: Dec. 2016 ) = 158893 - 138392 = 20,501

American Express Co's Total Equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 Total Equity = Total Assets(Q: Dec. 2016 ) - Total Liabilities(Q: Dec. 2016 ) = 158893 - 138392 = 20,501

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Explanation

1. Total equity is used to calculate book value per share.

American Express Co's Book Value Per Share for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is

 Book Value per Share = (Total Shareholders Equity - Preferred Stock) / Total Shares Outstanding = (20501 - 0) / 904.00 = 22.68

2. The ratio of a companys debt over equity can be used to measure how leveraged this company is.

American Express Co's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (5581 + 46990) / 20501 = 2.56

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

American Express Co Annual Data

 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Total Equity 11,029 11,841 14,406 16,230 18,794 18,886 19,496 20,673 20,673 20,501

American Express Co Quarterly Data

 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Total Equity 20,216 20,673 21,830 21,885 21,335 20,673 20,727 20,712 21,017 20,501
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