Strong investment and insurance sales boosted second-quarter profits at American Express Company, New York.[@@]
The parent company is reporting $876 million in net income for the latest quarter on $7.3 billion in revenue, up from $762 million in net income on $6.4 billion in revenue for the second quarter of 2003.
Increases in travel sales, American Express revenue and client asset levels all helped, but a double-digit increase in net income at the American Express Financial Advisors unit played a big role, American Express says.
AEFA is reporting $174 million in net income for the latest quarter, up from $157 million in net income. Net income was up 11%.