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American Express Competitors

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$145.87
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$148.92
50-Day Range
$136.08
MA: $145.32
$150.27
52-Week Range
$76.00
Now: $147.16
$151.46
Volume3.24 million shs
Average Volume3.54 million shs
Market Capitalization$118.23 billion
P/E Ratio36.52
Dividend Yield1.17%
Beta1.36

Competitors

American Express (NYSE:AXP) Vs. COF, DFS, SLM, CACC, NNI, and GDOT

Should you be buying AXP stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "consumer finance" are considered alternatives and competitors to American Express, including Capital One Financial (COF), Discover Financial Services (DFS), SLM (SLM), Credit Acceptance (CACC), Nelnet (NNI), and Green Dot (GDOT).

American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.5% of American Express shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.6% of Capital One Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of American Express shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Capital One Financial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for American Express and Capital One Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Express2101002.36
Capital One Financial021402.88

American Express currently has a consensus price target of $121.60, indicating a potential downside of 17.37%. Capital One Financial has a consensus price target of $123.8571, indicating a potential downside of 6.87%. Given Capital One Financial's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Capital One Financial is more favorable than American Express.

Profitability

This table compares American Express and Capital One Financial's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Express8.84%21.31%2.44%
Capital One Financial4.08%3.05%0.43%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares American Express and Capital One Financial's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Express$43.56 billion2.71$6.76 billion$8.2017.95
Capital One Financial$33.77 billion1.80$5.55 billion$12.0911.00

American Express has higher revenue and earnings than Capital One Financial. Capital One Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than American Express, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

American Express pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Capital One Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. American Express pays out 21.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Capital One Financial pays out 13.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. American Express has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Capital One Financial has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Capital One Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Risk and Volatility

American Express has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capital One Financial has a beta of 1.72, meaning that its share price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Capital One Financial beats American Express on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.5% of American Express shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.7% of Discover Financial Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of American Express shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Discover Financial Services shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for American Express and Discover Financial Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Express2101002.36
Discover Financial Services09702.44

American Express currently has a consensus price target of $121.60, indicating a potential downside of 17.37%. Discover Financial Services has a consensus price target of $93.7143, indicating a potential downside of 5.81%. Given Discover Financial Services' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Discover Financial Services is more favorable than American Express.

Profitability

This table compares American Express and Discover Financial Services' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Express8.84%21.31%2.44%
Discover Financial Services7.89%11.00%0.90%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares American Express and Discover Financial Services' gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Express$43.56 billion2.71$6.76 billion$8.2017.95
Discover Financial Services$13.99 billion2.18$2.96 billion$9.0810.96

American Express has higher revenue and earnings than Discover Financial Services. Discover Financial Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than American Express, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

American Express pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Discover Financial Services pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. American Express pays out 21.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Discover Financial Services pays out 19.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. American Express has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Discover Financial Services has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Discover Financial Services is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Risk and Volatility

American Express has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Discover Financial Services has a beta of 1.8, meaning that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500.

American Express (NYSE:AXP) and SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.5% of American Express shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.7% of SLM shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of American Express shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of SLM shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for American Express and SLM, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Express2101002.36
SLM02402.67

American Express currently has a consensus price target of $121.60, indicating a potential downside of 17.37%. SLM has a consensus price target of $20.1250, indicating a potential upside of 7.74%. Given SLM's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SLM is more favorable than American Express.

Profitability

This table compares American Express and SLM's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Express8.84%21.31%2.44%
SLM23.87%28.69%1.84%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares American Express and SLM's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Express$43.56 billion2.71$6.76 billion$8.2017.95
SLM$2.38 billion2.85$578.28 million$1.2714.71

American Express has higher revenue and earnings than SLM. SLM is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than American Express, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

American Express pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. SLM pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. American Express pays out 21.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SLM pays out 9.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. American Express has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and SLM has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

American Express has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SLM has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

SLM beats American Express on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.5% of American Express shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.4% of Credit Acceptance shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of American Express shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.2% of Credit Acceptance shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for American Express and Credit Acceptance, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Express2101002.36
Credit Acceptance12001.67

American Express currently has a consensus price target of $121.60, indicating a potential downside of 17.37%. Credit Acceptance has a consensus price target of $355.25, indicating a potential downside of 6.02%. Given Credit Acceptance's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Credit Acceptance is more favorable than American Express.

Profitability

This table compares American Express and Credit Acceptance's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Express8.84%21.31%2.44%
Credit Acceptance25.91%30.84%9.11%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares American Express and Credit Acceptance's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Express$43.56 billion2.71$6.76 billion$8.2017.95
Credit Acceptance$1.49 billion4.27$656.10 million$34.7010.89

American Express has higher revenue and earnings than Credit Acceptance. Credit Acceptance is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than American Express, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

American Express has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Credit Acceptance has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Nelnet (NYSE:NNI) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

American Express pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Nelnet pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. American Express pays out 21.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. American Express has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Nelnet has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Nelnet is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares American Express and Nelnet's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
American Express8.84%21.31%2.44%
Nelnet10.09%7.53%0.78%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for American Express and Nelnet, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
American Express2101002.36
Nelnet00103.00

American Express currently has a consensus price target of $121.60, indicating a potential downside of 17.37%. Nelnet has a consensus price target of $75.00, indicating a potential upside of 1.42%. Given Nelnet's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Nelnet is more favorable than American Express.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.5% of American Express shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.7% of Nelnet shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of American Express shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 45.0% of Nelnet shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares American Express and Nelnet's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Express$43.56 billion2.71$6.76 billion$8.2017.95
Nelnet$1.78 billion1.59$141.80 millionN/AN/A

American Express has higher revenue and earnings than Nelnet.

Risk and Volatility

American Express has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nelnet has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

American Express beats Nelnet on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Green Dot (NYSE:GDOT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Green Dot and American Express' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Green Dot4.01%7.73%2.43%
American Express8.84%21.31%2.44%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Green Dot and American Express, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Green Dot06502.45
American Express2101002.36

Green Dot currently has a consensus target price of $57.00, indicating a potential upside of 29.28%. American Express has a consensus target price of $121.60, indicating a potential downside of 17.37%. Given Green Dot's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Green Dot is more favorable than American Express.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.0% of Green Dot shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.5% of American Express shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Green Dot shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of American Express shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Green Dot and American Express' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Green Dot$1.11 billion2.15$99.90 million$2.3318.92
American Express$43.56 billion2.71$6.76 billion$8.2017.95

American Express has higher revenue and earnings than Green Dot. American Express is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Green Dot, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Green Dot has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Express has a beta of 1.36, suggesting that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

American Express beats Green Dot on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

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American Express Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Capital One Financial logo
COF
Capital One Financial
2.1$133.00-0.1%$60.73 billion$33.77 billion66.50Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
Discover Financial Services logo
DFS
Discover Financial Services
2.3$99.50-1.1%$30.48 billion$13.99 billion30.62Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
SLM logo
SLM
SLM
2.2$18.68-4.6%$6.79 billion$2.38 billion13.25Earnings Announcement
Unusual Options Activity
News Coverage
Credit Acceptance logo
CACC
Credit Acceptance
1.1$377.99-0.4%$6.36 billion$1.49 billion16.47
Nelnet logo
NNI
Nelnet
1.4$73.95-0.9%$2.84 billion$1.78 billion17.95
Green Dot logo
GDOT
Green Dot
1.8$44.09-1.0%$2.39 billion$1.11 billion48.99Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
PRA Group logo
PRAA
PRA Group
1.2$37.20-2.4%$1.70 billion$1.02 billion11.63News Coverage
Encore Capital Group logo
ECPG
Encore Capital Group
1.5$38.27-2.4%$1.20 billion$1.40 billion5.56
World Acceptance logo
WRLD
World Acceptance
1.0$127.14-2.1%$865.19 million$590.14 million24.40
Regional Management logo
RM
Regional Management
1.8$37.68-1.9%$405.96 million$355.71 million15.01
EZCORP logo
EZPW
EZCORP
1.8$4.99-2.6%$277.44 million$822.81 million-4.02
Nicholas Financial logo
NICK
Nicholas Financial
1.2$10.48-0.1%$131.99 million$62.10 million15.63
This page was last updated on 4/22/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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