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  • Previous Rank86
  • Revenues ($M)$35,583.00
  • Revenue Percent Change5.2%
  • Profits ($M)$2,736.00
  • Profits Percent Change-49.4%
  • Assets ($M)$181,159.00
  • Employees55,000
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$80,234.30

There’s a new regime at American Express, after its legendary CEO Ken Chenault, who’d held the top job for 16 years, retired in early 2018. Now under Stephen Squeri, a 32-year employee, the company is thriving amid an expanding economy. American Express is seeing greater spending on its credit cards and faster growth on interest-earning loans, while also maintaining one of the lowest payment default rates in the industry. Although the accounting charge triggered by the new tax law took its 2017 profits down by nearly half, the company expects its business will ultimately benefit from reform–starting with lower tax rates this year.

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Company Info

Stephen J. Squeri
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Diversified Financials
HQ Location
New York City
Years on Fortune 500 List24

American Express Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$35,583.005.2%
Profits ($M)$2,736.00-49.4%
Assets ($M)$181,159.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$18,227.00-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$80,234.30-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues7.7%
Profits as % of Assets1.5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity15%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2.97
EPS % Change (from 2016)-47.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-5.3%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-1.2%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2017)36.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)13.2%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)8.5%