American Express has reported a net income of $1.19bn, or $1.01 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to $1.06bn, or $0.88 per diluted share, for the same period in 2010.
Total revenue, net of interest expense, was $7.74bn for the fourth quarter of 2011, up 7%, compared to $7.24bn for the same period a year ago.
US Card Services reported a net income of $727m, up 4%, compared to $700m in the year-ago period.
International Card Services reported a net income rose 54% to $152m, from $99m in the year-ago period.
American Express chairman and CEO Kenneth Chenault said that cardmembers spent a record amount on their American Express cards, continuing a trend that has translated into overall share gains during the last two years. Billed business rose 11 percent, showing broad-based improvements from the strong levels of a year ago.