AXP American Express

American Express Co. engages in the provision of charge and credit card products, and travel-related services. It operates through the following segments: Global Consumer Services Group, Global Commercial Services, Global Merchant and Network Services and Corporate & Other. The Global Consumer Services Group segment issues a wide range of proprietary consumer cards globally. The Global Commercial Services segment provides proprietary corporate and small business cards, payment and expense management services, and commercial financing products. The Global Merchant and Network Services segment operates a global payments network that processes and settles card transactions, acquires merchants, and provides multi-channel marketing programs and capabilities, services, and data analytics. The Corporate & Other segment covers corporate functions and certain other businesses and operations. The company was founded by Henry Wells, William G. Fargo and John Warren Butterfield on March 28, 1850 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Stephen Squeri
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AXP stock data



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18 Apr 21
31 Dec 21
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Cash burn rate (estimated) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income/loss Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 32.97B 32.97B 32.97B 32.97B 32.97B 32.97B
Cash burn (monthly) 887.33M (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn)
Cash used (since last report) 3.21B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cash remaining 29.75B n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) 33.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
31 Mar 21 Vasella Daniel Share Equivalent Units Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 141.11 263.582 37.19K 34,441.948
31 Mar 21 Brennan John Joseph Share Equivalent Units Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 141.11 303.253 42.79K 15,129.422
31 Mar 21 Wardell Lisa W Share Equivalent Units Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 141.11 56.693 8K 56.693
31 Mar 21 Baltimore Thomas J Jr Share Equivalent Units Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 141.11 135.433 19.11K 135.433
31 Mar 21 Phillips JR Charles E Share Equivalent Units Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 141.11 186.613 26.33K 258.328

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

84.6% owned by funds/institutions
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Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 1679 1537 +9.2%
Opened positions 242 114 +112.3%
Closed positions 100 125 -20.0%
Increased positions 537 468 +14.7%
Reduced positions 650 635 +2.4%
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Total value 82.2B 67.8B +21.3%
Total shares 680.02M 676.56M +0.5%
Total puts 13.45M 10.26M +31.0%
Total calls 8.39M 6.35M +32.1%
Total put/call ratio 1.6 1.6 -0.8%
Largest owners
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BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway 151.61M $18.33B 0.0%
Vanguard 46.99M $5.68B -1.2%
BLK Blackrock 46.45M $5.62B +0.2%
Wellington Management 40.74M $4.93B +10.3%
STT State Street 32.8M $3.97B -0.8%
Fisher Asset Management 14.98M $1.81B +2.6%
Dodge & Cox 14.35M $1.73B -12.3%
Massachusetts Financial Services 12.67M $1.53B +13.2%
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. 11.55M $1.4B +11.6%
Geode Capital Management 9.26M $1.12B +1.0%
Largest transactions
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Norges Bank 6.75M +6.75M NEW
Viking Global Investors 5.22M -5.62M -51.8%
Clearbridge Advisors 1.31M -5.57M -81.0%
Wellington Management 40.74M +3.8M +10.3%
IVZ Invesco 6.12M +2.07M +50.9%
Dodge & Cox 14.35M -2.01M -12.3%
Longview Partners 8.1M -1.78M -18.0%
Sustainable Growth Advisers 1.59M +1.59M NEW
Massachusetts Financial Services 12.67M +1.48M +13.2%
Schroder Investment Management 1.92M +1.29M +206.4%

Financial report summary

  • Difficult conditions in the business and economic environment, including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, have had and are expected to continue to have a material adverse effect on our business and results of operations.
  • Our business is subject to the effects of geopolitical events, weather, natural disasters, other catastrophic events and other conditions.
  • The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union could materially adversely impact our business, results of operations and financial condition.
  • Our operating results may materially suffer because of substantial and increasingly intense competition worldwide in the payments industry.
  • We face intense competition for partner relationships, which could result in a loss or renegotiation of these arrangements that could have a material adverse impact on our business and results of operations.
  • Arrangements with our business partners represent a significant portion of our business. We are exposed to risks associated with our business partners, including reputational issues, business slowdowns, bankruptcies, liquidations, restructurings and consolidations, and the possible obligation to make payments to our partners.
  • We face continued intense competitive pressure that may materially impact the prices we charge for accepting our cards for payment for goods and services, as well as the risk of losing merchant relationships, which could have a material adverse impact on our business and results of operations.
  • Surcharging or steering by merchants could materially adversely affect our business and results of operations.
  • We may not be successful in our efforts to promote card usage through marketing and promotion, merchant acceptance and Card Member rewards and services, or to effectively control the costs of such investments, both of which may materially impact our profitability.
  • Our brand and reputation are key assets of our Company, and our business may be materially affected by how we are perceived in the marketplace.
  • A major information or cyber security incident or an increase in fraudulent activity could lead to reputational damage to our brand and material legal, regulatory and financial exposure, and could reduce the use and acceptance of our cards.
  • The uninterrupted operation of our information systems is critical to our success and a significant disruption could have a material adverse effect on our business and results of operations.
  • We rely on third-party providers for acquiring and servicing customers, technology, platforms and other services integral to the operations of our businesses. These third parties may act in ways that could materially harm our business.
  • If we are not able to invest successfully in, and compete at the leading edge of, technological developments across all our businesses, our revenue and profitability could be materially adversely affected.
  • We may not be successful in realizing the benefits associated with our acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures and investment activity, and our business and reputation could be materially adversely affected.
  • Our success is dependent on maintaining a culture of integrity and respect, the resilience of our colleagues through the pandemic, and upon our executive officers and other key personnel, and misconduct by or loss of key personnel could materially adversely affect our business.
  • Our business is subject to comprehensive government regulation and supervision, which could materially adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.
  • Litigation and regulatory actions could subject us to significant fines, penalties, judgments and/or requirements resulting in significantly increased expenses, damage to our reputation and/or a material adverse effect on our business.
  • Legal proceedings regarding provisions in our merchant contracts, including non-discrimination and honor-all-cards provisions, could have a material adverse effect on our business and result in additional litigation and/or arbitrations, substantial monetary damages and damage to our reputation and brand.
  • We are subject to capital adequacy and liquidity rules, and if we fail to meet these rules, our business would be materially adversely affected.
  • We are subject to restrictions that limit our ability to pay dividends and repurchase our capital stock. Our subsidiaries are also subject to restrictions that limit their ability to pay dividends to us, which may adversely affect our liquidity.
  • Regulation in the areas of privacy, data protection, data governance, account access and information and cyber security could increase our costs and affect or limit our business opportunities and how we collect and/or use personal information.
  • We may not be able to effectively manage the operational and compliance risks to which we are exposed.
  • If we are not able to protect our intellectual property, or successfully defend against any infringement or misappropriation assertions brought against us, our revenue and profitability could be negatively affected.
  • Tax legislative initiatives or assessments could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.
  • Our risk management policies and procedures may not be effective.
  • We are exposed to credit risk and trends that affect Card Member spending and the ability of customers and partners to pay us, which could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.
  • Interest rate changes could materially adversely affect our earnings.
  • The discontinuance of LIBOR may negatively impact our access to funding and the value of our financial instruments and commercial agreements.
  • Adverse market conditions may significantly affect our access to, and cost of, capital and ability to meet liquidity needs.
  • Any reduction in our and our subsidiaries’ credit ratings could increase the cost of our funding from, and restrict our access to, the capital markets and have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.
  • Adverse currency fluctuations and foreign exchange controls could decrease earnings we receive from our international operations and impact our capital.
  • An inability to accept or maintain deposits due to market demand or regulatory constraints could materially adversely affect our liquidity position and our ability to fund our business.
  • The value of our investments may be adversely impacted by economic, political or market conditions.
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