American Express Balance Sheet - Annual (NYSE:AXP)

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The financial analysis of a company involves interpreting the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statements of the company to draw insights like we've done in our American Express stock analysis. A balance sheet can help evaluate the financial performance of a company. Ratios like return on total assets and current ratio, which also uses cash on hand can be used to measure the operating efficiency of a firm, and can be used to conduct a more accurate American Express stock analysis. Annual results announcements include the release of all three financial statements, of which the balance sheet is one. American Express had a long term debt of $55.8B at the end of 2017. To understand the debt servicing capacity of the company, one needs to look at American Express operating cash flow and American Express revenue also. American Express debt to equity ratio is 2.97.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Marketable Securities70M1.15B258M470M498M338M807M654M4.06B12.42B
Raw Materials----------
Work In Progress----------
Finished Goods----------
Notes Receivable----------
Other Current Assets----------
Total Current Assets
Property Plant & Equipment----------
Accumulated Depreciation----------
Net Property Plant & Equipment
Investment & Advances3.16B3.16B3.76B4.43B5.02B5.61B7.15B14.01B24.34B12.53B
Other Non-Current Assets----------
Deferred Charges----------
Deposits & Other Assets9.76B10.56B10.07B11.34B11.23B11.42B12.66B15.37B13.21B12.82B
Total Assets
Notes Payable5.87B8.39B8.06B7.15B9.26B7.92B8.55B9.03B8.32B15.43B
Accounts Payable79.11B64.23B66.82B55.47B52.38B49.81B48.36B39.42B35.22B23.91B
Current Portion Long-Term Debt----------
Current Portion Capital Leases----------
Accrued Expenses----------
Income Taxes Payable----------
Other Current Liabilities----------
Total Current Liabilities
Deferred Taxes/Income----------
Convertible Debt----------
Long-Term Debt55.8B46.99B48.06B57.96B55.33B58.97B59.57B66.42B52.34B60.04B
Non-Current Capital Leases----------
Other Long-Term Liabilities22.15B18.78B17.57B17.85B16.91B17.56B18.07B15.95B13.81B14.85B
Total Liabilities
Minority Interest----------
Preferred Stock----------
Common Stock Net172M181M194M205M213M221M232M238M237M232M
Capital Surplus12.21B12.73B13.35B12.87B12.2B12.07B12.22B11.94B11.14B10.5B
Retained Earnings8.27B10.37B9.67B9.51B8.51B7.53B7.22B4.97B3.74B2.72B
Treasury Stock----------
Other Liabilities-2.43B-2.78B-2.53B-1.92B-1.43B-927M-876M-917M-712M-1.61B
Shareholders Equity18.23B20.5B20.67B20.67B19.5B18.89B18.79B16.23B14.41B11.84B
Total Liabilities & Shareholders Equity181.16B158.89B161.18B159.1B153.38B153.14B153.34B147.04B124.09B126.07B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Looking at American Express historical stock prices and the current American Express stock price can tell you how the stock price has moved, whereas the American Express PE ratio chart shows if its shares are overpriced in comparison to peers. The important things to look for in a balance sheet are:

  • Assets: An asset is a resource that a corporation like American Express owns and has economic value. The two major types of assets are: fixed assets like real estate, plant and machinery and current assets like cash, marketable securities and inventory. The total asset value for AXP stock as of 2017 is $181.16B. Its easy to associate the term with manufacturing companies, which invest a lot in factories and equipment. However, the same cannot be said about tech stocks.
  • Liabilities: The total liabilities of American Express for the year 2017 total to $162.93B. Liabilities for a company like American Express include bank loans, services which have been availed for which a settlement in the form of cash/ asset transfer needs to be done in future etc. A firm takes on such obligations to grow its business which in turn will generate future economic benefits for its business.

American Express Balance Sheet - Key Ratios

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