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On paper, life insurer MetLife had a strong 2017. Its net income rose to $3.6 billion compared with $627 million the previous year. But that number came with some serious caveats — including a kerfuffle over missing pension payments that may have affected tens of thousands of retirees and led the company to increase its reserves. CEO Steven A. Kandarian called the shortcomings “unacceptable and deeply disappointing” earlier this year, and said MetLife “can and will do better.” MetLife also completed a major spinoff of its Brighthouse unit last year, aiming to simplify its offerings.

Company Info

Steven A. Kandarian
CEO Title
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Insurance: Life, Health (stock)
HQ Location
New York City
Years on Fortune 500 List24
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MetLife Rank History


Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$66,153.004.2%
Profits ($M)$4,010.00401.3%
Assets ($M)$719,892.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$58,676.00-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$47,571.50-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues6.1%
Profits as % of Assets0.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity6.8%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3.62
EPS % Change (from 2016)474.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)26.4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-4.1%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2017)8.1%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)14.6%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)1.6%