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  • Revenues ($M)$34,441
  • Revenue Percent Change-4.3%
  • Profits ($M)$5,163
  • Profits Percent Change-12.3%
  • Assets ($M)$161,184
  • Employees54,800
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$58,842
  • Previous Rank88
  • Morning Consult Brand Index
    A-

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.

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Company Info

CEO
Kenneth I. Chenault
Sector
Financials
Industry
Diversified Financials
HQ Location
New York, NY
Websitehttp://www.americanexpress.com
Years on Fortune 500 List22
Employees54,800

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%
Profits as % of Assets3.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity25%

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%