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  • Previous Rank100
  • Revenues ($M)$28,799
  • Revenue Percent Change2.4%
  • Profits ($M)$818
  • Profits Percent Change0.4%
  • Assets ($M)$250,441
  • Employees5,646
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)-

The Milwaukee-based, privately-held life insurer isn’t owned by stockholders and likes to emphasize that it has a longer view than its publicly traded peers. That’s a good thing historically low interest rates are certainly weighing on the category. Northwestern Mutual’s total risk premium sales topped $1 billion in 2016 and the company managed total premium revenue of $17.9 billion for its insurance and annuity products, a record. It also surpassed $100 billion of client assets under management, up 13%. A new 32-story tower in downtown Milwaukee and a number of new executives should inject new life into the 160-year-old company.

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Company Info

John E. Schlifske
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)
HQ Location
Milwaukee, WI
Years on Fortune 500 List23

Northwestern Mutual Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$28,7992.4%
Profits ($M)$8180.4%
Assets ($M)$250,441-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$20,226-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)--

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues2.8%
Profits as % of Assets0.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity4%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)-
EPS % Change (from 2015)-
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)-
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)-
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-