Amer. Express Co Dividend yield




   USD/share 
 Price  141.44
 Dividend  1.73
 Earnings  3.84
 Cash-flow  6.93
 Book value  28.29
 Equity  28.66

Amer. Express Co is part of Financial Services business, which is part of Financials industry. Amer. Express Co is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Amer. Express Co paid a total dividend of 1,393 million USD last year, for a market value of 113,859 millions (Market Cap 92,335 millions). Dividend per share of Amer. Express Co is 1.73 USD, and his stock market price 141.44 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Amer. Express Co has a dividend yield of 1.22%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Financials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Amer. Express Co dividend yield with other Financial Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Amer. Express Co

Amer. Express Co Dividend Payout

About the ability of Amer. Express Co to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.73 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.22%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Amer. Express Co payout on ernings is currently 45.05%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 38.17% and 41.32% respectively. Both figures show that Amer. Express Co can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Amer. Express Co is USD 6.93 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.73, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Amer. Express Co, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Financials industry and Financial Services sector companies.

Amer. Express Co payout

Amer. Express Co Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 
Present1.22%1.7345.05%805
20201.42%1.7220.77%805
20191.38%1.7221.69%818
20181.64%1.5624.72%860
20171.41%1.4022.12%868
20161.78%1.2822.57%924
20151.62%1.1619.27%1,001

*In millions

Amer. Express Co Stock performance

Finally, last moth Amer. Express Co showed a return of 4.60% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 4.05% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 65.20% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Financial Services firms.

Amer. Express Co stock and market return