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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 0.39
MET's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. MET: 0.39 )
MET' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.51
Current: 0.39

0.26
1.51
Equity to Asset 0.08
MET's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.07 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 7.24
MET's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. MET: 7.24 )
MET' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 9999.99
Current: 7.24

1.01
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.22
WACC vs ROIC
13.52%
9.94%
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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.39
MET's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 7.77 vs. MET: 13.39 )
MET' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.56   Max: 13.07
Current: 13.39

-10.56
13.07
Net-margin (%) 9.53
MET's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. MET: 9.53 )
MET' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.47   Max: 13.04
Current: 9.53

-5.47
13.04
ROE (%) 10.14
MET's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 11.33 vs. MET: 10.14 )
MET' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -7.9   Max: 20.01
Current: 10.14

-7.9
20.01
ROA (%) 0.79
MET's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. MET: 0.79 )
MET' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.43   Max: 1.25
Current: 0.79

-0.43
1.25
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.80
MET's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. MET: -0.80 )
MET' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10
Current: -0.8

0
10
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.70
MET's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. MET: -4.70 )
MET' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 50
Current: -4.7

0
50
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -1.90
MET's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. MET: -1.90 )
MET' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 104.3
Current: -1.9

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

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)
First Eagle Investment 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%)
» More
Q3 2014

MET Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 40,000 sh (New)
Brian Rogers 3,250,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,067 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)
First Eagle Investment 16,800 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 39,847 sh (-0.55%)
NWQ Managers 2,815,435 sh (-8.80%)
Ken Heebner 130,000 sh (-69.77%)
» More
Q4 2014

MET Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Pioneer Investments 4,102 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 5,223 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 67,000 sh (+86.11%)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,756 sh (+80.21%)
Dodge & Cox 20,194,345 sh (+36.59%)
Ray Dalio 149,464 sh (+32.55%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,074,545 sh (+17.35%)
Brian Rogers 3,750,000 sh (+15.38%)
Richard Snow 1,888,590 sh (+5.85%)
John Buckingham 108,385 sh (+2.00%)
John Keeley 7,536 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 16,800 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Richard Pzena 6,055,902 sh (-1.98%)
David Dreman 38,631 sh (-3.05%)
Jeremy Grantham 294,832 sh (-14.87%)
NWQ Managers 2,367,247 sh (-15.92%)
» More
Q1 2015

MET Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 75,000 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 6,663,463 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 372,445 sh (+149.19%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,320 sh (+59.30%)
Dodge & Cox 27,886,395 sh (+38.09%)
Brian Rogers 4,500,000 sh (+20.00%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,541,381 sh (+15.18%)
David Dreman 43,692 sh (+13.10%)
Jeremy Grantham 316,000 sh (+7.18%)
Richard Pzena 6,154,256 sh (+1.62%)
Richard Snow 1,917,642 sh (+1.54%)
John Buckingham 109,435 sh (+0.97%)
John Keeley 7,536 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 16,800 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 4,072 sh (-0.73%)
NWQ Managers 2,254,102 sh (-4.78%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,859 sh (-6.17%)
Leon Cooperman 40,000 sh (-40.30%)
» More
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Preferred stocks of MetLife Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
METPRA24.724.06Floating Rate NonCumulative Preferred Stock, Series A
METPRB26.176.236.50% 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) 8.70
MET's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
96% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. MET: 8.70 )
MET' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.23   Max: 108.78
Current: 8.7

4.23
108.78
Forward P/E 8.62
MET's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 17.83 vs. MET: 8.62 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.70
MET's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
96% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. MET: 8.70 )
MET' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.87   Max: 648.83
Current: 8.7

3.87
648.83
P/B 0.80
MET's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MET: 0.80 )
MET' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.72
Current: 0.8

0.43
1.72
P/S 0.81
MET's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. MET: 0.81 )
MET' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.81

0.19
1.07
POCF 3.67
MET's POCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. MET: 3.67 )
MET' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 14
Current: 3.67

1.29
14
EV-to-EBIT 5.85
MET's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
94% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 13.64 vs. MET: 5.85 )
MET' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -112.1   Max: 175.5
Current: 5.85

-112.1
175.5
Shiller P/E 17.32
MET's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 26.77 vs. MET: 17.32 )
MET' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.37   Max: 23.07
Current: 17.32

2.37
23.07
Days Sales Outstanding 117.82
MET's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MET: 117.82 )
MET' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 103.51   Max: 151.74
Current: 117.82

103.51
151.74

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.68
MET's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. MET: 2.68 )
MET' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 6.06
Current: 2.68

0.58
6.06
Dividend Payout 0.23
MET's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. MET: 0.23 )
MET' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 8.51
Current: 0.23

0.07
8.51
Dividend growth (3y) 21.40
MET's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. MET: 21.40 )
MET' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 36.9
Current: 21.4

0
36.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.67
MET's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. MET: 4.67 )
MET' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1   Max: 10.49
Current: 4.67

1
10.49
Share Buyback Rate -2.30
MET's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. MET: -2.30 )
MET' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -12.8
Current: -2.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.93
MET's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
88% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. MET: 0.93 )
MET' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.95
Current: 0.93

0.61
1.95
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.03
MET's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. MET: 1.03 )
MET' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.62
Current: 1.03

0.46
1.62
Price/Median PS Value 1.04
MET's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. MET: 1.04 )
MET' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.36
Current: 1.04

0.45
1.36
Price/Graham Number 0.58
MET's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
94% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. MET: 0.58 )
MET' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 6.14
Current: 0.58

0.38
6.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 17.10
MET's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. MET: 17.10 )
MET' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 624.7
Current: 17.1

0.6
624.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.44
MET's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 15.89 vs. MET: -0.44 )
MET' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.4   Max: 52.4
Current: -0.44

-0.4
52.4

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Life » Insurance - Life
Compare:LFC, PIAIF, AAGIY, CNPAY, CHPXF » details
Traded in other countries:MWZ.Germany,
MetLife Inc a Delaware corporation incorporated in 1999 along with its subsidiaries. The Company is a 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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