Long term Growth Analysis of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP)


Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) reported sales (ttm) of 33.08 Billion, whereas, 21 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 7955.09 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 8121 million and lower end at 7742 million while the year ago reported sale was 8207.49 million.

18 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Jan 19, 2017- Jan 23, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 7678.9 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 7883.72 million and 7467 million respectively.

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Oct 19 AMC at 1.2, whereas, 25 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.97. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 1.05 and lower end at 0.9 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 1.32.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 1.32 reported by 25 number of analyst for the quarter ending Jan 19, 2017- Jan 23, 2017. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 1.32 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 1.47 and 1.1 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 1.48. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 5 analysts is at 6.74%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 13 and 3.

Valuation Ratios of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 12.67 while the company’s industry has 45.58 P/E and the sector P/E is 15.83. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 18.6 and low P/E is 11.54, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s  high P/E for the past year is 64.47 and 26.4 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 20.26 for the industry and 12.02 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, 10 has Beta of 1.2 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 1.35 and 1.49 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of 10 stands at 1.98 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 3.12. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 10.11, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 70.11 and 12.98 respectively.

5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:

Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) stands at 2.1 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 20.25 and 15.32 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 8.53 and 8.84.

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) Trading Statistics:

The company declined -0.89% and closed its last trading session at $72.13. The market capitalization of the company is at $65.43 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $73.18 on Nov 25, 2016 and 52-week Low of $50.27 on Feb 11, 2016. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 1.35% and Monthly Volatility of 1.49%. The Beta for the company stands at 1.21 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 1.11.