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About the company

American Express Company is an integrated payments company. The Company provides its customers with access to products, insights and experiences that builds business. It also provides credit and charge cards to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and corporations around the globe. Its various products and services are sold to diverse customer groups through various channels, including mobile and online applications, affiliate marketing, customer referral programs, third-party service providers and business partners, direct mail, telephone, in-house sales teams, and direct response advertising. The Company is engaged in businesses comprising three reportable operating segments: Global Consumer Services Group (GCSG), Global Commercial Services (GCS) and Global Merchant and Network Services (GMNS). It operates a payments network through which it maintains relationships with third-party banks and other institutions.

  • Revenue in USD (TTM)48.72bn
  • Net income in USD7.47bn
  • Incorporated1965
  • Employees64.00k
  • Location
    American Express Co50TH FLOOR, 200 VESEY STREETNEW YORK 10285United StatesUSA
  • Phone+1 (212) 640-2000
  • Fax+1 (212) 640-0404
  • Websitehttps://www.americanexpress.com
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Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Discover Financial Services11.07bn4.43bn24.87bn16.70k5.921.974.962.1015.3815.3841.0750.00--------4.002.71--------38.1026.39------18.67-4.004.33384.6918.001.6210.14
Global Payments Inc8.83bn76.92m30.99bn25.00k607.501.3017.953.510.1840.18430.9585.750.1978--7.21353,339.100.05931.850.06742.1556.6256.070.29979.38--5.410.345120.9414.82--65.17------
Block Inc16.29bn-488.96m31.95bn8.52k--1.88--1.96-0.9009-0.900931.8428.790.7629163.017.981,911,560.00-2.342.31-3.343.8931.1929.92-3.071.731.792.380.21530.0085.9559.54-21.97--63.77--
Capital One Financial Corp.27.25bn9.55bn35.04bn53.60k4.010.72162.691.0822.7822.7877.52139.15--------2.311.57--------30.8021.41------13.61-1.012.40403.3227.65-2.174.56
Fidelity National Information Servcs Inc14.39bn846.00m47.17bn65.00k56.341.019.563.281.381.3823.4176.490.1778--4.12221,384.601.050.86311.271.0138.1235.005.934.33----0.2843148.9210.569.46163.92-4.4715.227.89
PayPal Holdings Inc26.39bn2.06bn97.44bn30.90k48.634.9328.953.691.731.7322.4617.100.3481--33.83854,012.902.715.726.3012.8243.4746.517.7915.98--3.900.34940.0018.2618.53-0.785324.376.30--
American Express Company48.72bn7.47bn103.05bn64.00k14.104.4411.232.129.759.7563.5430.940.2484--0.9423761,296.903.883.198.186.1567.5369.8815.6114.55----0.856722.5415.683.52160.778.552.427.65
Mastercard Inc20.87bn9.70bn280.36bn24.00k29.4045.5126.8113.449.879.8721.236.380.5866--5.15869,375.0027.2724.6140.8040.98----46.4843.00--28.610.698120.5023.4211.8735.5016.4416.3418.29
Visa Inc28.08bn14.27bn373.61bn21.50k27.7111.4824.2013.306.526.5212.4417.100.3342--14.501,306,140.0017.3714.3521.8317.2580.7580.7751.9948.45--40.040.401422.2110.349.8314.6315.166.1517.98
Data as of Sep 30 2022. Currency figures normalised to American Express Co's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

44.94%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Investment Management)as of 30 Jun 2022151.61m20.22%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 30 Jun 202244.45m5.93%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc.as of 30 Jun 202231.68m4.23%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 30 Jun 202226.85m3.58%
Wellington Management Co. LLPas of 30 Jun 202223.88m3.19%
Fisher Asset Management LLCas of 30 Jun 202215.36m2.05%
Massachusetts Financial Services Co.as of 30 Jun 202213.13m1.75%
JPMorgan Investment Management, Inc.as of 30 Jun 202210.55m1.41%
Geode Capital Management LLCas of 30 Jun 202210.30m1.37%
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (Investment Management)as of 30 Jun 20229.09m1.21%
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Data from 30 Jun 2022 - 30 Jun 2022Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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