“Market Cap $96.87 B As of May 2014
At a Glance
- Industry: Consumer Financial Services
- Founded: 1850
- Country: United States
- CEO: Kenneth Chenault
- Employees: 62,800
- Sales: $34.93 B
- Headquarters: New York, New York
#104 Global 2000
- #260 in Sales
- #114 in Profit
- #174 in Assets
- #75 in Market value
#26 World’s Most Valuable Brands
American Express Co. is a global payments and travel company. The company, through its subsidiaries, offers products and services including charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses around the world. It focuses on generating alternative sources of revenue on a global basis in areas such as online and mobile payments and fee-based services. The various products and services are sold globally to diverse customer groups, including consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies and large corporations through various channels, including direct mail, online applications, targeted direct and third-party sales forces and direct response advertising. American Express operates through four reportable segments: U.S. Card Services, International Card Services, Global Commercial Services and Global Network & Merchant Services. The U.S. Card Services segment offers a wide range of card products and services to consumers and small businesses in the United States and provides travel services to card members and other customers. The International Card Services segment offers proprietary consumer and small business cards outside the United States. The Global Commercial Services segment provides expense management services to companies and organizations worldwide through its global corporate payments and global business travel businesses. Global corporate payments offer a range of expense management solutions to companies worldwide through its corporate card programs and Business-to-Business payment solutions. Global business travel provides globally integrated solutions, both online and offline, as well as through mobile applications, to help organizations manage and optimize their travel investments and service their traveling employees. The Global Network & Merchant services segment operates a global payments network that processes and settles proprietary and non-proprietary card transactions. It also provides point-of-sale products, multi-channel marketing programs and capabilities, services and data, leveraging the global closed-loop network. 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.“
Our Blue Box Values reflect who we are and what we stand for as a company.
We develop relationships that make a positive difference in our customers’ lives.
We provide outstanding products and unsurpassed service that, together, deliver premium value to our customers.
We uphold the highest standards of integrity in all of our actions.
We work together, across boundaries, to meet the needs of our customers and to help the company win.
Respect for People
We value our people, encourage their development and reward their performance.
We are good citizens in the communities in which we live and work.
A Will to Win
We exhibit a strong will to win in the marketplace and in every aspect of our business.
We are personally accountable for delivering on our commitments.”
*Information from Forbes.com and Americanexpress.com
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