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American Express

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One of the most storied brands in the financial services industry, American Express has fallen on hard times of late. In 2015, the company announced that it would be ending its 16-year exclusive relationship with mega-retailer Costco, a big hit considering 1 in 10 Amex cards were issued by the wholesaler. The firm has also had to reduce its prices to small merchants and beef up the rewards it offers its customers to hold its own in a highly competitive credit card landscape. Nonetheless, American Express was able to beat revenue estimates in the first quarter of 2016, in part on the strength of its loyal corporate business.

CEO

Kenneth I. Chenault

Sector

Financials

Industry

Diversified Financials

HQ Location

New York, NY

Years on Fortune 500 List

22

Employees

54,800

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Key Financials (last fiscal year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$34,441-4.3%
Profits ($M)$5,163-12.3%
Assets ($M)$161,184
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$20,673
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$58,842
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues15.0%
Profits as % of Assets3.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity25.0%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)5.05
EPS % Change (from 2014)-9.2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)8.6%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)5.5%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2015)-24.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)11.6%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)4.6%
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Videos about American Express

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