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American Express

AXP

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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. Read more about American Express in The Last Days of Ken Chenault.

CEO

Kenneth I. Chenault

Sector

Financials

Industry

Diversified Financials

HQ Location

New York, NY

Employees

54,800

Years on Global 500 List

22

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
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues15.0%
Profits as % of Assets3.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity25.0%
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News about American Express

Turnover at the Top: The Number of CEOs Leaving Their Posts Is Increasing

Recent departures hit diversity in Fortune 500 leadership.

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Warren Buffett's Next Investment Will Be a First for Berkshire Hathaway

A stake in India's One97 Communications would be new territory for the longtime investor.

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Supreme Court Defends American Express Business Model In Blow to Retailers

The retail industry says the AmEx practice has led to higher prices for shoppers.

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Videos about American Express

I Hired This Famous Ex-Con Man to Help Me Think Like A Criminal

After he convinced me to quit my position at American Express

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Amex went too far

A judge has ruled that the credit card's ban on member stores running promotions for other cards violated antitrust laws.

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American Express stock plunges with Costco deal set to end

With one of the largest retailers in the U.S. announcing its exclusive deal with American Express would end in March 2016, stock prices for the credit card company dropped steeply Thursday.

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