The MetLife Inc. Building Ahead Of Earnings Figures
Cars move past the MetLife Inc. headquarters building standing behind the Helmsley Building in New York, U.S., on Monday, May 2, 2016. MetLife, the largest U.S. life insurer, is expected to release earnings figures on May 4. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesMichael Nagle — Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Previous Rank
    40
  • Revenues ($M)
    63476
  • Revenue Percent Change
    -9.3
  • Profits ($M)
    800
  • Profits Percent Change
    -84.9
  • Assets ($M)
    898764
  • Employees
    58000
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    57429

The "systematically important" global insurer (and one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with a $518 billion portfolio) has had a mixed year with a stock price chart to match. During the year the company announced that it would spin off its Brighthouse Financial business, which sells life insurance and annuities to individuals, leaving MetLife to focus on U.S. employee benefits and overseas businesses. The move would give the parent company a cash infusion and distance it from trouble at the unit, which have been exacerbated by low interest rates.

Company Info

CEOSteven A. Kandarian
CEO TitleChairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
SectorFinancials
IndustryInsurance: Life, Health (Stock)
HQ LocationNew York, NY
Websitewww.metlife.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees58,000

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$63,476
Profits ($M)$800
Assets ($M)$898,764
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$67,309
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$57,429

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues1.3%
Profits as % of Assets0.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity1.2%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)1
EPS % Change (from 2015)-86.2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-36.9%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-22.4%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)15.6%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)14.6%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)1.4%