American Express Co.

American Express Co.

American Express Co.

Overview
Date Founded

1850

Headquarters

200 Vesey Street,50th floor,New York, NY 10285-1000

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

63.7K

Industries

Consumer Finance
Retail & Commercial Banking

Company Description

The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center in New York City. The company was founded in 1850 and is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its charge card, credit card, and traveler's cheque businesses.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Risk Officer & President, Risk & Information Management Group

Chief Risk Officer & President, Global Risk, Banking & Compliance

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Chief Legal Officer

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Board of Directors

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at American Express Co.

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Medtronic Plc

Co-Founder at Axiomatic LLC

Co-Founder at Catholic Investment Services, Inc.

Chair, International Trade, Investment & Market Access Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Founder at The Chernin Group LLC

Founder at De La Vega Group

Co-Founder at Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Organization

Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Alcatel-Lucent SAS

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BHI-IM employs the value investing principles of Benjamin Graham. Their investment approach focuses on buying shares of companies as a long-term investment. The firm seeks to invest in businesses that are easy to understand and have high ROE, exceptional management teams and limited debt. Rather than a diversified stock portfolio, BHI-IM invests in a small number of trusted investments that are overweighed in order to leverage the expected returns. The firm owns stock in a diverse group of over 50 public and private companies in wide range of industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, retail, energy and finance. Investments are typically financed using the float from Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.'s insurance operations. Securities are sold when the firm no longer feels comfortable with the fundamentals of a company.

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WMC relies on their extensive independent research and include portfolio management styles and approaches in equities, fixed income securities, currencies and commodities, as well as asset allocation across these categories. The firm has a number of different disciplines when approaching research and these include asset allocation analysts, currency analysts, data scientists, factor analysts, fixed income credit analysts, fixed income market analysts, global industry analysts and research associates, macro-analysts, quantitative analysts and technical analysts. Their portfolio management teams often include dedicated analysts who evaluate securities and other instruments for suitability based on the team’s investment approach. WMC supplements their internal research with external research from sources such as broker/dealers and third-party research firms. These sources typically provide data, research and analysis and may serve as a gauge of market consensus.

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Longview Partners is a specialist asset management company focused entirely on the management of Global Equity portfolios which seeks to consistently generate alpha through investing in a concentrated portfolio of global companies within an absolute return framework. Their bottom-up approach invests in high quality companies with strong business fundamentals and attractive cash-based valuations. The portfolio is concentrated, typically investing in 35 companies whilst maintaining a focus on diversification and the avoidance of overexposure to common business drivers. Longview Partners uses its own in-house models to conduct this analysis. Longview Partners focus on three criteria for security selection: Quality, Business Fundamentals and Valuation. A stock is sold immediately if it reaches its price target, or if a stock ceases to meet the firm’s stock selection criteria of Quality, Fundamentals or Valuation.

Recent Transactions
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American Express Co. purchases Resy Network, Inc. from Lerer Hippeau, A-Grade Investments, TOMS Capital LLC, Slow Ventures LLC, RSE Ventures LLC, RiverPark Ventures, Enlightened Hospitality Investments Management LLC

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American Express Co. purchases LoungeBuddy, Inc. from Benson Oak. spol. s r.o., The Founders Fund Management LLC, Concur Technologies (Venture Capital), Plug & Play Venture Group LLC

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ROBUR Industry Service Group GmbH purchases Emnos GmbH from American Express Co.

Transaction Clients
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Advised on LaserMedics purchases Henley Healthcare, Inc. from Maxxim Medical, Inc.

Accountant

Advised on Schwarzkopf Technologies Corp. LLC purchases Santier LLC from SEMX Corporation

Accountant

Advised on Catamaran PBM of Illinois, Inc. purchases Centrus from Well Nation

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
Accountant

Advised onIndustrial & Commercial Bank of China /Investor Group purchases Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Ltd.

Legal Advisor

Advised on purchases Ameriprise Financial, Inc. from American Express Co.

Investment Advisor

Advised on purchases Ameriprise Financial, Inc. from American Express Co.

Legal Advisor

Advised onStandard Chartered PLC purchases Standard Chartered International (USA) LLC from American Express Co.

Investment Advisor

Advised onAmerican Express Co. purchases Corporate Payment Services from General Electric Company

Co-Head of FIG Americas

Advised onAmerican Express Co. purchases Corporate Payment Services from General Electric Company

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Former Chief Marketing Officer at Girl Scouts of the USA

Legal Advisor

Partner, New York at Cooley LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Clients

With 41 years of service, Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest), a low-fare major domestic airline, continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers, offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest was incorporated in Texas and commenced Customer Service on June 18, 1971 with three Boeing 737 aircraft serving three Texas cities - Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Today, Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded serving 78 destinations in 39 states and the District of Columbia. On May 2, 2011, Southwest completed the acquisition of AirTran Holdings, Inc., and now operates AirTran Airways as a wholly owned subsidiary. Southwest has among the lowest cost structures in the domestic airline industry, consistently offers the lowest and simplest fares, and has one of the best overall Customer Service records. LUV is our stock exchange symbol, selected to represent our home at Dallas Love Field, as well as the theme of our Employee and Customer relationships. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, click on the tab above to read the Southwest Airlines 2011 One Report™

Square, Inc. engages in the provision of credit card payment processing solutions. It is a cohesive commerce ecosystem that helps sellers start, run, and grow their businesses. The firms sellers downloads the Square Point of Sale mobile app, they can quickly and easily take their first payment, typically within minutes. Its system, sellers gain access to features such as next-day settlements, digital receipts, payment dispute management, data security, and Payment Card Industry compliance. The firm offers additional point-of-sale services, financial services, and marketing services. The company was founded by Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey in February 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Rakuten, Inc. engages in the business of Internet services. It operates through the following segments: Internet Services, FinTech, and Mobile. The Internet Services segment manages e-commerce (EC), online cash-back, travel booking, and portal and digital content sites. The FinTech segment provides services over the internet related to banking and securities, credit cards, life insurance, and electronic money. The Mobile segment manages messaging and communication services and sale of mobile devices. The company was founded by Hiroshi Mikitani on February 7, 1997 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$106B
Total Enterprise Value
$109B
Earnings Per Share
$3.77
Revenue
$38.2B
Enterprise Value / Sales
2.86x
TEVNet Income
35.09x
Debt TEV
0.41x
Total Debt
$44.8B
Total Equity
$23B
EBITDAMargin
31.05%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
9.22x
EBITDA
$11.9B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.35%
Net Profit
$3.12B
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$100K +
2020
$2,500 - $4,999
2020
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
Political Donations
$2,000
2014
$2,500
2014
$1,000
2014
Investments
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Loyalty Solutions & Research Pvt Ltd. provides loyalty programs. It presents many advantages over traditional, stand-alone customer loyalty schemes restricted to one brand or company only. The firm’s power stems from pooling loyalty benefits from many attractive partners: Using one single card, members earn loyalty points when they shop at a wide range of different merchants and brands - offline and online. The company was founded by Vijay Bobba and is headquartered in Gurgaon, India.

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SumUp Payments Ltd. develops point-of-sale mobile payment solutions. It develops end-to-end payment platform to cover the entire payment process through card terminals, android, and ios mobile application. The firm’s products include SumUp Lite and Plus. The company was founded by Stefan Jeschonnek, Petter Made, Marc Alexander Christ, Jan Deepen and Daniel Klein in August 2012 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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LeanWorks Ltd. operates a platform for selling last-minute event-booking on mobile. It offers a mobile application that presents a mix of bookable event tickets and allows users to book them in two taps. The company was founded by Viktoras Jucikas and Rytis Vitkauskas in November 2012 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Investors
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Co-Founder at Square, Inc.

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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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Founder at Revolution Capital

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Pegasystems Inc. IT Consulting & Services | Cambridge, Massachusetts

Pegasystems, Inc. engages in the development, market, license, and support of software, which allows organizations to build, deploy, and change enterprise applications. The company was founded by Alan Trefler in 1983 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

US Dataworks, Inc. Computer Software | Sugar Land, TX

US Dataworks, Inc. engages in the development payment automation and integrated receivables technology. The firm serves the financial institutions, businesses, and government entities. Its products include integrated receivables, automated lockbox, payment case manager and payment switching. The company was founded by Mario Villarreal in 1997 and is headquartered in Sugar Land, TX.

SmartPros Ltd. Computer Software | Hawthorne, NY

SmartPros Ltd. provides education and content publishing and development services. Its products and services are primarily focused in specific markets, including accounting, finance, legal, engineering, securities, and insurance as well as banking and information technology. The company deliver training solutions for accountants, attorneys, securities/financial services professionals, engineers, and many other professionals. The company's content is available in text and video-based formats, deliverable through various mediums as well as through live education and webinars, and can be customized to meet the specialized needs of its clients. SmartPros was founded by Jack Fingerhut and William K. Grollman in April 1981 and is headquartered in Hawthorne, NY.

Competitors
PayPal Holdings, Inc. IT Consulting & Services - San Jose, California

PayPal Holdings, Inc. engages in the development of technology platform for digital payments. Its solutions include PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom, and Paydiant products. The firm manages a two-sided proprietary global technology platform that links customers, which consist of both merchants and consumers, to facilitate the processing of payment transactions. It allows its customers to use their account for both purchase and paying for goods, as well as to transfer and withdraw funds. The firm also enables consumers to exchange funds with merchants using funding sources, which include bank account, PayPal account balance, PayPal Credit account, credit and debit card or other stored value products. It offers consumers person-to-person payment solutions through its PayPal Website and mobile application, Venmo and Xoom. The company was founded in December 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

MasterCard, Inc. Retail & Commercial Banking - Purchase, New York

MasterCard is a technology company and payments industry leader. For more than four decades, we have been a driving force at the heart of commerce, making the global economy safer, more efficient, more inclusive and more transparent for all. Consumers, merchants, business partners and governments in markets around the world have reaped the benefits of our innovative products and solutions which, simply put, are designed to make life easier

Square, Inc. Computer Software - San Francisco, California

Square, Inc. engages in the provision of credit card payment processing solutions. It is a cohesive commerce ecosystem that helps sellers start, run, and grow their businesses. The firms sellers downloads the Square Point of Sale mobile app, they can quickly and easily take their first payment, typically within minutes. Its system, sellers gain access to features such as next-day settlements, digital receipts, payment dispute management, data security, and Payment Card Industry compliance. The firm offers additional point-of-sale services, financial services, and marketing services. The company was founded by Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey in February 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #69
2017
Fortune Magazine - The 100 Best Companies to Work For
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #85
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #85
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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