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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.37
MET's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MET: 0.37 )
MET' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.51
Current: 0.37

0.26
1.51
Equity to Asset 0.08
MET's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. MET: 0.08 )
MET' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.08
Current: 0.08

0.05
0.08
Interest Coverage 3.16
MET's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. MET: 3.16 )
MET' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.16

1.01
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.20
WACC vs ROIC
12.67%
8.53%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.01
MET's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. MET: 11.01 )
MET' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.55   Max: 14.27
Current: 11.01

-10.55
14.27
Net-margin (%) 7.84
MET's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. MET: 7.84 )
MET' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.47   Max: 13.04
Current: 7.84

-5.47
13.04
ROE (%) 8.67
MET's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 11.06 vs. MET: 8.67 )
MET' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -7.9   Max: 20.01
Current: 8.67

-7.9
20.01
ROA (%) 0.64
MET's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. MET: 0.64 )
MET' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.43   Max: 1.25
Current: 0.64

-0.43
1.25
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.00
MET's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. MET: 1.00 )
MET' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10
Current: 1

0
10
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.30
MET's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. MET: -4.30 )
MET' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 50
Current: -4.3

0
50
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.20
MET's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. MET: 1.20 )
MET' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 104.3
Current: 1.2

0
104.3
» MET's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

MET Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ray Dalio 78,964 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 140,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 53,334 sh (+58.06%)
Steven Cohen 715,651 sh (+49.66%)
John Buckingham 103,391 sh (+2.11%)
Richard Snow 1,617,399 sh (+0.81%)
Dodge & Cox 14,624,950 sh (+0.02%)
Louis Moore Bacon 9,768 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 7,536 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 16,800 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Richard Pzena 6,165,962 sh (-1.13%)
Julian Robertson 317,700 sh (-15.28%)
NWQ Managers 3,850,438 sh (-16.48%)
Jeremy Grantham 487,207 sh (-37.42%)
David Tepper 1,113,663 sh (-53.86%)
Andreas Halvorsen 866,500 sh (-79.45%)
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Q2 2014

MET Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Leon Cooperman 29,400 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,562,159 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 67,258 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 430,000 sh (+207.14%)
Ray Dalio 90,264 sh (+14.31%)
Richard Snow 1,755,271 sh (+8.52%)
John Buckingham 105,127 sh (+1.68%)
John Keeley 7,536 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 16,800 sh (unchged)
David Tepper Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 14,605,150 sh (-0.14%)
Richard Pzena 6,109,317 sh (-0.92%)
NWQ Managers 3,086,997 sh (-19.83%)
David Dreman 40,069 sh (-24.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 294,700 sh (-39.51%)
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Q3 2014

MET Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 17,067 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 40,000 sh (New)
Brian Rogers 3,250,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 112,764 sh (+24.93%)
Leon Cooperman 36,000 sh (+22.45%)
Jeremy Grantham 346,332 sh (+17.52%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,619,894 sh (+2.25%)
Richard Snow 1,784,148 sh (+1.65%)
Dodge & Cox 14,784,950 sh (+1.23%)
Richard Pzena 6,177,965 sh (+1.12%)
John Buckingham 106,265 sh (+1.08%)
John Keeley 7,536 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 16,800 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
David Dreman 39,847 sh (-0.55%)
NWQ Managers 2,815,435 sh (-8.8%)
Ken Heebner 130,000 sh (-69.77%)
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Q4 2014

MET Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Brian Rogers 3,750,000 sh (+15.38%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MET

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Brian Rogers 2014-09-30 New Buy0.65%$51.08 - $57.22 $ 46.5-15%3250000
Ken Heebner 2014-09-30 Reduce -69.77%0.44%$51.08 - $57.22 $ 46.5-15%130000
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Reduce -8.8%0.15%$51.08 - $57.22 $ 46.5-15%2815435
Leon Cooperman 2014-09-30 Add 22.45%0.01%$51.08 - $57.22 $ 46.5-15%36000
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Add 24.93%0.01%$51.08 - $57.22 $ 46.5-15%112764
Julian Robertson 2014-06-30 Sold Out 5.5%$49.19 - $56.55 $ 46.5-11%0
David Tepper 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.65%$49.19 - $56.55 $ 46.5-11%0
Ken Heebner 2014-06-30 Add 207.14%0.42%$49.19 - $56.55 $ 46.5-11%430000
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Reduce -19.83%0.36%$49.19 - $56.55 $ 46.5-11%3086997
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 Add 8.52%0.27%$49.19 - $56.55 $ 46.5-11%1755271
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.19%$49.19 - $56.55 $ 46.5-11%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -24.87%0.05%$49.19 - $56.55 $ 46.5-11%40069
Leon Cooperman 2014-06-30 New Buy0.02%$49.19 - $56.55 $ 46.5-11%29400
Lee Ainslie 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.3%$47.06 - $54.55 $ 46.5-10%0
Julian Robertson 2014-03-31 Reduce -15.28%0.95%$47.06 - $54.55 $ 46.5-10%317700
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-03-31 Reduce -79.45%0.87%$47.06 - $54.55 $ 46.5-10%866500
David Tepper 2014-03-31 Reduce -53.86%0.86%$47.06 - $54.55 $ 46.5-10%1113663
NWQ Managers 2014-03-31 Reduce -16.48%0.36%$47.06 - $54.55 $ 46.5-10%3850438
Ken Heebner 2014-03-31 New Buy0.2%$47.06 - $54.55 $ 46.5-10%140000
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.1%$47.06 - $54.55 $ 46.5-10%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 58.06%0.08%$47.06 - $54.55 $ 46.5-10%53334
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.03%$47.06 - $54.55 $ 46.5-10%78964
George Soros 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$47.06 - $54.55 $ 46.5-10%0
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Preferred stocks of MetLife Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
METPRA0.004.27Floating Rate NonCumulative Preferred Stock, Series A
METPRB0.006.236.50% NonCumulative Preferred Stock, Series B

Guru Investment Theses on MetLife Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on MetLife Inc - Jul 25, 2014

Global life insurer MetLife, Inc. (MET) was trading at a significant discount to our estimate of its intrinsic value due to uncertainty regarding capital requirements that may result from MetLife being designated as a non-bank “systemically important financial institution” (SIFI). In addition, the stock price did not seem to reflect the steady improvements in MetLife’s risk profile since CEO Steve Kandarian took over in 2011.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Select Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about MetLife Inc

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on MetLife Inc
Global life insurer MetLife, Inc. (MET) was trading at a significant discount to our estimate of its intrinsic value due to uncertainty regarding capital requirements that may result from MetLife being designated as a non-bank “systemically important financial institution” (SIFI). In addition, the stock price did not seem to reflect the steady improvements in MetLife’s risk profile since CEO Steve Kandarian took over in 2011. Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 9.50
MET's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. MET: 9.50 )
MET' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.23   Max: 108.78
Current: 9.5

4.23
108.78
Forward P/E 7.32
MET's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. MET: 7.32 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.50
MET's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
92% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. MET: 9.50 )
MET' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.87   Max: 648.83
Current: 9.5

3.87
648.83
P/B 0.73
MET's P/B is ranked higher than
92% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. MET: 0.73 )
MET' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.72
Current: 0.73

0.43
1.72
P/S 0.73
MET's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. MET: 0.73 )
MET' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.73

0.19
1.07
POCF 3.10
MET's POCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. MET: 3.10 )
MET' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 14
Current: 3.1

1.29
14
EV-to-EBIT 7.03
MET's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 12.35 vs. MET: 7.03 )
MET' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -113.1   Max: 175.5
Current: 7.03

-113.1
175.5
Shiller P/E 17.79
MET's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 29.19 vs. MET: 17.79 )
MET' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.37   Max: 22.98
Current: 17.79

2.37
22.98
Days Sales Outstanding 119.64
MET's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MET: 119.64 )
MET' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 103.51   Max: 151.73
Current: 119.64

103.51
151.73

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.85
MET's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. MET: 2.85 )
MET' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 6.06
Current: 2.85

0.58
6.06
Dividend Payout 0.26
MET's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. MET: 0.26 )
MET' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 8.51
Current: 0.26

0.07
8.51
Dividend growth (3y) 10.90
MET's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. MET: 10.90 )
MET' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 36.9
Current: 10.9

0
36.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.82
MET's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. MET: 3.82 )
MET' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 8.26
Current: 3.82

0.79
8.26
Share Buyback Rate -7.90
MET's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. MET: -7.90 )
MET' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -12.8
Current: -7.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.86
MET's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. MET: 0.86 )
MET' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.95
Current: 0.86

0.61
1.95
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
MET's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. MET: 0.80 )
MET' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.62
Current: 0.8

0.41
1.62
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
MET's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. MET: 0.93 )
MET' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.36
Current: 0.93

0.45
1.36
Price/Graham Number 0.59
MET's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
94% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. MET: 0.59 )
MET' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 6.57
Current: 0.59

0.37
6.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 14.20
MET's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
90% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. MET: 14.20 )
MET' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 624.7
Current: 14.2

0.6
624.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.60
MET's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 14.78 vs. MET: 1.60 )
MET' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 52.4
Current: 1.6

0.3
52.4

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Life » Insurance - Life
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Traded in other countries:MWZ.Germany,
MetLife Inc a Delaware corporation incorporated in 1999 along with its subsidiaries. The Company is a global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs throughout the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The Company offers life insurance, annuities, property & casualty insurance, and other financial services to individuals, as well as group insurance and retirement & savings products and services to corporations and other institutions. The Company is reorganized into six segments, reflecting the broad geographic regions: Retail; Group, Voluntary & Worksite Benefits; Corporate Benefit Funding; and Latin America (collectively, the "Americas"); Asia; and Europe, the Middle East and Africa ("EMEA"). The Company's Retail segment is organized into two businesses: Life & Other and Annuities. The products with in Life & Other includes; Variable life, Universal life, Term life, Whole life, Disability, Property & Casualty, Auto insurance, Variable annuities and Fixed annuities. Its Group, Voluntary & Worksite Benefits segment is organized into two businesses: Group and Voluntary & Worksite. The products within Group & Voluntary & Worksite includes; Life, dental, Disability, Long-term Care and Property & Casualty. Its Corporate Benefit Funding segment provides funding and financing solutions; its products include Stable Value Products, Torts and Settlements, Capital Markets Investment Products, and Other Corporate Benefit Funding Products and Services. Its Latin America segment operates in seven countries; Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Uruguay. The Latin America segment engages in the business of Accident & health insurance, Administradora de Fondos de Ahorro para el Retiro, Credit insurance and ProVida. The Company's Asia segment operates in nine countries; Japan, Korea, China, India, Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Nepal and Pakistan. Its Asia segment engages in Life insurance, Accident & health insurance, Retirement and savings products & Credit insurance. The Company's EMEA segments operate in 30 countries; including Poland, the Persian Gulf and Russia; and engages in the business similar to Asia. The Company believes that competition faced by its business segments is based on a number of factors, including service, product features, scale, price, financial strength, claims-paying ratings, credit ratings, ebusiness capabilities and name recognition. The Company & its subsidiaries are subject to subject to regulation under the insurance holding company laws of various U.S. jurisdictions.
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