American Express reported earnings of $1.40 per share on revenue of $8.33 billion.
The world's largest credit card issuer reported an 8.1 percent rise in quarterly profit as customers spent more using the company's credit cards.
Net income rose to $1.48 billion, or $1.40 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $1.37 billion, or $1.25 per share, a year earlier.
Total revenue, net of interest expense, remained nearly unchanged at $8.33 billion.
Analysts had expected the company to report earnings of $1.36 a share on $8.35 billion in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.