American Express Earnings: Everything You Must Know

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) announced earnings early. The company has some major layoffs coming down the pipes. Shares are up 0.88%.

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American Express Company Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Net income increased 0.67% to $1.2 billion ($1.09 per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net gain of $1.19 billion in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Increased 5% to $8.1 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: American Express Company reported adjusted net income of $1.09 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.06. It was in-line with the average revenue estimate of $8.12 billion.

Interesting Data: The company announced a restructuring that will consist largely of severance payments related to the elimination of an estimated 5,400 jobs. Those reductions will be partly offset by jobs the company expects to add during the year. Overall staffing levels by year end 2013 are expected to be 4 to 6 percent less than the current total of 63,500.

Key Stats:

Revenue decreased 3.8% from $8.42 billion in the previous quarter. Net income decreased 4% from $1.25 billion in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $1.12 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $4.4 to a profit of $4.37 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials.)