Excluding the Costco-related business, adjusted revenue was higher by 7% Y/Y in Q1. Provisions of $573M up 32%. Expenses of $5.5B up 1% thanks to higher rewards costs. ROE of 25.1% up from 23.6%. The tax rate dipped to 32% from 35%.
Adjusted for Costco, cardmember spending rose 8% Y/Y, with loans up 11%.
Management is confident they will deliver on the $5.60-$5.80 full-year EPS outlook.
Previously: American Express beats by $0.06, beats on revenue (April 19)
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