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American Express Co PE Ratio

: 17.01 (As of Today)
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The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). As of today (2022-08-14), American Express Co's share price is $165.84. American Express Co's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $9.75. Therefore, American Express Co's PE Ratio for today is 17.01.


The historical rank and industry rank for American Express Co's PE Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

AXP' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.47   Med: 15.96   Max: 35.97
Current: 17.01


During the past 13 years, the highest PE Ratio of American Express Co was 35.97. The lowest was 10.47. And the median was 15.96.


AXP's PE Ratio is ranked worse than
60.4% of 399 companies
in the Credit Services industry
Industry Median: 13.44 vs AXP: 17.01

American Express Co's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $2.57. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $9.75.

As of today (2022-08-14), American Express Co's share price is $165.84. American Express Co's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $9.75. Therefore, American Express Co's PE Ratio without NRI for today is 17.01.

During the past 13 years, American Express Co's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 35.97. The lowest was 10.47. And the median was 15.96.

American Express Co's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $2.57. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $9.75.

During the past 12 months, American Express Co's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 165.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 8.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 10.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 5.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, American Express Co's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 66.40% per year. The lowest was -32.20% per year. And the median was 9.95% per year.

American Express Co's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $2.57. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $9.76.


American Express Co PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for American Express Co's PE Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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American Express Co Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
PE Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 33.21 12.05 15.58 32.07 16.33

American Express Co Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
PE Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 19.21 17.51 16.33 18.74 14.22

Competitive Comparison

For the Credit Services subindustry, American Express Co's PE Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PE Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

American Express Co PE Ratio Distribution

For the Credit Services industry and Financial Services sector, American Express Co's PE Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where American Express Co's PE Ratio falls into.



American Express Co PE Ratio Calculation

The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). It is the most widely used ratio in the valuation of stocks.

American Express Co's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=165.84/9.750
=17.01

American Express Co's Share Price of today is $165.84.
American Express Co's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $9.75.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:


There are at least three kinds of PE Ratios used by different investors. They are Trailing Twelve Month PE Ratio or PE Ratio (TTM), Forward PE Ratio, or PE Ratio without NRI. A new PE Ratio based on inflation-adjusted normalized PE Ratio is called Shiller PE Ratio, after Yale professor Robert Shiller.

In the calculation of PE Ratio, the earnings per share used are the earnings per share over the past 12 months. For Forward PE Ratio, the earnings are the expected earnings for the next twelve months. In the case of PE Ratio without NRI, the reported earnings less the non-recurring items are used.

For Shiller PE Ratio, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, Shiller PE Ratio is also called PE10.


American Express Co  (NYSE:AXP) PE Ratio Explanation

The PE Ratio can be viewed as the number of years it takes for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. For example, if a company earns $2 a share per year, and the stock is traded at $30, the PE Ratio is 15. Therefore it takes 15 years for the company to earn back the $30 you paid for its stock, assuming the earnings stays constant over the next 15 years.

In real business, earnings never stay constant. If a company can grow its earnings, it takes fewer years for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. If a company's earnings decline it takes more years. As a shareholder, you want the company to earn back the price you pay as soon as possible. Therefore, lower P/E stocks are more attractive than higher P/E stocks so long as the PE Ratio is positive. Also for stocks with the same PE Ratio, the one with faster growth business is more attractive.

If a company loses money, the PE Ratio becomes meaningless.

To compare stocks with different growth rates, Peter Lynch invented a ratio called PEG Ratio. PEG Ratio is defined as the PE Ratio divided by the growth ratio. He thinks a company with a PE Ratio equal to its growth rate is fairly valued. Still he said he would rather buy a company growing 20% a year with a PE Ratio of 20, instead of a company growing 10% a year with a PE Ratio of 10.

Because the PE Ratio measures how long it takes to earn back the price you pay, the PE Ratio can be applied to the stocks across different industries. That is why it is the one of the most important and widely used indicators for the valuation of stocks.

Similar to the PE Ratio without NRI or PS Ratio or Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow , the PE Ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from the PB Ratio , which measures the valuation based on the company's balance sheet.


Be Aware

Investors need to be aware that the PE Ratio can be misleading a lot of times, especially when the underlying business is cyclical and unpredictable. As Peter Lynch pointed out, cyclical businesses have higher profit margins at the peaks of the business cycles. Their earnings are high and PE Ratios are artificially low. It is usually a bad idea to buy a cyclical business when the PE Ratio is low. A better ratio to identify the time to buy a cyclical businesses is the PS Ratio .

PE Ratio can also be affected by non-recurring-items such as the sale of part of businesses. This may increase for the current year or quarter dramatically. But it cannot be repeated over and over. Therefore PE Ratio without NRI is a more accurate indication of valuation than PE Ratio.


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American Express Co Business Description

American Express Co logo
Address
200 Vesey Street, New York, NY, USA, 10285
American Express is a global financial institution, operating in about 130 countries, that provides consumers and businesses charge and credit card payment products. The company also operates a highly profitable merchant payment network. Since 2018, it has operated in three segments: global consumer services, global commercial services, and global merchant and network services. In addition to payment products, the company's commercial business offers expense management tools, consulting services, and business loans.
Executives
Radhakrishnan Ravikumar officer: Chief Information Officer 200 VESEY STREET NEW YORK NY 10285
Nigro David officer: Chief Risk Officer 200 VESEY STREET NEW YORK NY 10285-5001
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Pike Lynn A director 200 VESEY STREET NEW YORK NY 10285
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Vitale Gabrielle officer: Interim CRO and Pres, GRBC Grp 200 VESEY STREET NEW YORK NY 10285
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