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 $56B 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 3.28.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017201620152014201320122011201020092008
Cash33B24.06B22.5B21.82B18.99B21.91B24.09B16.06B11.48B8.13B
Marketable Securities-1.15B258M470M498M338M807M654M4.06B12.42B
Receivables126B115.53B120.49B117.1B113.77B110.22B105.28B98.05B68.21B77.23B
Inventory----------
Raw Materials----------
Work In Progress----------
Finished Goods----------
Notes Receivable----------
Other Current Assets----------
Total Current Assets
159B140.74B143.25B139.39B133.26B132.47B130.17B114.76B83.76B97.78B
Property Plant & Equipment----------
Accumulated Depreciation----------
Net Property Plant & Equipment
-4.43B4.11B3.94B3.88B3.64B3.37B2.91B2.78B2.95B
Investment & Advances3B3.16B3.76B4.43B5.02B5.61B7.15B14.01B24.34B12.53B
Other Non-Current Assets----------
Deferred Charges----------
Intangibles----------
Deposits & Other Assets19B10.56B10.07B11.34B11.23B11.42B12.66B15.37B13.21B12.82B
Total Assets
181B158.89B161.18B159.1B153.38B153.14B153.34B147.04B124.09B126.07B
Notes Payable3B8.39B8.06B7.15B9.26B7.92B8.55B9.03B8.32B15.43B
Accounts Payable64B64.23B66.82B55.47B52.38B49.81B48.36B39.42B35.22B23.91B
Current Portion Long-Term Debt----------
Current Portion Capital Leases----------
Accrued Expenses----------
Income Taxes Payable----------
Other Current Liabilities----------
Total Current Liabilities
67B72.63B74.88B62.62B61.64B57.72B56.9B48.45B43.53B39.34B
Mortgages----------
Deferred Taxes/Income----------
Convertible Debt----------
Long-Term Debt56B46.99B48.06B57.96B55.33B58.97B59.57B66.42B52.34B60.04B
Non-Current Capital Leases----------
Other Long-Term Liabilities40B18.78B17.57B17.85B16.91B17.56B18.07B15.95B13.81B14.85B
Total Liabilities
163B138.39B140.51B138.43B133.88B134.25B134.54B130.81B109.68B114.23B
Minority Interest----------
Preferred Stock----------
Common Stock Net-181M194M205M213M221M232M238M237M232M
Capital Surplus-12.73B13.35B12.87B12.2B12.07B12.22B11.94B11.14B10.5B
Retained Earnings-10.37B9.67B9.51B8.51B7.53B7.22B4.97B3.74B2.72B
Treasury Stock----------
Other Liabilities--2.78B-2.53B-1.92B-1.43B-927M-876M-917M-712M-1.61B
Shareholders Equity18B20.5B20.67B20.67B19.5B18.89B18.79B16.23B14.41B11.84B
Total Liabilities & Shareholders Equity181B158.89B161.18B159.1B153.38B153.14B153.34B147.04B124.09B126.07B
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 $181B. 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 $163B. 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

Current ratio
2.37
Debt to equity ratio
3.28
Asset turnover ratio
0.2
Receivables turnover
0.28
Price to book ratio
4.14