American Express Balance Sheet - Quarterly (NYSE:AXP)

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$97.19 $0.4 (0.41%) AXP stock closing price Feb 20, 2018 (Closing)

A thorough fundamental analysis involves using data from American Express balance sheet, apart from other financial statements, to value the business. Financial strength can be guaged by performing American Express stock analysis and by analyzing the balance sheet. Quarterly results are typically accompanied with the company releasing financial statements. American Express balance sheet as at the end of 2017 Q4 indicates an asset turnover ratio of 0.2 and debt to equity ratio of 3.28. Also check American Express revenue and American Express operating cash flow for the same period.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Marketable Securities-1.29B1.37B1.41B1.15B1.01B577M385M258M609M
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 & Advances3B3.25B3.36B3.56B3.16B3.73B3.89B3.84B3.76B3.95B
Other Non-Current Assets----------
Deferred Charges----------
Deposits & Other Assets19B12.45B10.48B10.1B10.56B10.84B10.35B9.87B10.07B11.11B
Total Assets
Notes Payable3B8.39B8.06B7.15B9.26B7.92B8.55B9.03B8.32B15.43B
Accounts Payable64B73.53B69.83B65.49B64.23B64.87B66.13B67.79B66.82B60.64B
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 Debt56B48.76B51.95B51.65B46.99B44.89B50.65B47.31B48.06B48.65B
Non-Current Capital Leases----------
Other Long-Term Liabilities40B20.48B18.12B17.01B18.78B17.08B17B17.38B17.57B17.38B
Total Liabilities
Minority Interest----------
Preferred Stock----------
Common Stock Net-175M177M179M181M184M185M191M194M197M
Capital Surplus-12.32B12.46B12.59B12.73B12.79B12.87B13.09B13.35B13.49B
Retained Earnings-10.91B10.97B10.63B10.37B10.66B10.28B9.95B9.67B10.03B
Treasury Stock----------
Other Liabilities--2.32B-2.43B-2.47B-2.78B-2.62B-2.62B-2.5B-2.53B-2.37B
Shareholders Equity18B21.09B21.18B20.94B20.5B21.02B20.71B20.73B20.67B21.34B
Total Liabilities & Shareholders Equity181B168.58B167B161.39B158.89B153.38B159.64B158.82B161.18B154.22B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Apart from balance sheet items, an investor would do well to keep track of the American Express stock price by looking at American Express historical stock prices. One can compare PE with industry average by looking at the American Express PE ratio chart. The common balance sheet items are:

  • Assets: An asset is a resource that a corporation like American Express owns and has monetary significance. AXP assets grew from $168.58B in 2017 Q3 to $181B in 2017 Q4. Assets can be of two types: fixed assets like real estate, plant and machinery; and current assets which includes cash, accounts receivable etc. Tech stocks typically don't have too many assets.
  • Liabilities: This item on the balance sheet implies the firm's, in this case American Express's, legal obligations including loans, accounts payable, deferred revenue, accrued expenses and mortgages. The total liabilities for AXP stock stand at $163B.

American Express Balance Sheet - Key Ratios

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