American Express Co was founded in 1850 as a joint stock association and was incorporated in 1965 as a New York corporation. It is a globally integrated payments company that provides customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. The company is a leader in providing credit and charge cards to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies and large corporations around the world. For the year ended December 31, 2019, worldwide network services billed business (spending on American Express cards issued by third parties) was $170 billion and at December 31, 2019, it had 44 million cards-in-force issued by third parties worldwide. Delta Air Lines (DAL) is the company’s largest strategic partner. The company’s relationships with, and revenues and expenses related to, Delta are significant and represent a significant source of value for its Card Members. AXP issues cards under cobrand arrangements with Delta and the Delta cobrand portfolio represented approximately 8 percent of its worldwide billed business and approximately 22 percent of worldwide Card Member loans as of December 31, 2019.

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Score30,0
Updated10/23/2020FCF CAGR 5Y5,06%
SectorFinancial ServicesDebt Coverage4,36
CodeNYSE:AXPBVPS CAGR 5Y5,95%
Moat3D/E Avg 5Y2,78
Cust. Base2EPS/Div. Avg 5Y4,42
Beta1,2FCF/Div. Avg 5Y8,36
Div. Streak34R&D Avg 5Y0,00%
Div. CAGR 5Y7,78%ROA Avg 5Y3,04%
Payout Avg 5Y24,98%ROE Avg 5Y25,36%
EPS CAGR 5Y9,61%ROIC Avg 5Y6,79%
(mil.)20152016201720182019
Revenues32 81832 11936 87840 33843 556
Earnings5 1635 4082 7486 9216 759
Equity20 67320 50118 22722 29023 071
Total Debt52 90052 60059 10061 50064 200
Earnings/Share5,055,652,997,917,99
Dividends/Share1,101,191,311,441,60
FCF/Share9,667,6514,539,0014,80
ROA3,20%3,40%1,52%3,67%3,41%
ROE24,97%26,38%15,08%31,05%29,30%
ROIC7,02%7,40%3,55%8,26%7,74%
FCF/Dividends8,796,4311,096,259,25
EPS/Dividends4,594,752,285,494,99
Book Value/Share21,3322,6821,2226,3228,48
Debt/Share54,5958,1968,8072,6179,26
Payout Ratio %21,78%21,06%43,81%18,20%20,03%

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