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  • Previous Rank42
  • Revenues ($M)73,316
  • Revenue Percent Change7.5%
  • Profits ($M)6,309
  • Profits Percent Change87.3%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)56,578

The nation’s largest insurer is battling more than just a low-interest rate environment that is hampering its efforts to produce strong returns for its policyholders. MetLife has also been engaged in a battle with the federal government, after a panel of regulators designated the firm a Systemically Important Financial Institution, a label that could require the firm to hold more capital, taking a bite out of profits. That said, MetLife’s size and scale does help it secure lucrative corporate contracts—the firm provides group life insurance for roughly 90% of the Fortune 100.

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Company Info

Steven A. Kandarian
Insurance: Life, Health (stock)
HQ Location
New York, NY
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)73,3167.5%
Profits ($M)6,30987.3%
Total Stockholder Equity72,053-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)56,578-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues8.6%
Profits as % of Assets0.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity8.8%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)5.42
EPS % Change (from 2013)86.3%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)4%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)2.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)11.3%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)4.9%