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MetLife Inc MET Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 07, 2023, 1:44 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 70.09
  • Sector Financial Services
  • Industry Insurance - Life
  • Investment Style Large Value
  • Day Range 69.48  –  71.35
  • Year Range 57.41  –  77.36
  • Market Cap 55.3317 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 1.6 Mil /  3.8 Mil
  • Price / Sales 0.81
  • Price / Book 2.02
  • Forward Div Yield 2.85%
  • Trailing Div Yield 3.49%

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Favorable Underwriting Margins and Lower Variable Interest Income Mark MetLife’s Q4 Results

Suryansh Sharma Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Suryansh Sharma |

No-moat-rated MetLife reported lackluster fourth-quarter results with adjusted operating income (excluding notable items) of $1.55 per share, down 23% compared with $2.01 per share in the previous year. The fourth-quarter results were impacted by lower variable investment income, which was partially offset by favorable underwriting margins, especially in the U.S. group benefits business. The company posted variable investment income, or VII, of $24 million in the current quarter compared with $1.3 billion in the fourth quarter of the previous year. The average quarterly VII over the past eight quarters was around $900 million against a long-term expectation of a $450 million-$500 million quarterly gain. The variable investment income that primarily includes private equity has posted very strong results in 2021 but the weakness in private equity valuations has been impacting MetLife’s VII in the last three quarters. We note that VII is reported with a lag of one quarter therefore the VII reported in the current quarter reflects the valuation during the previous quarter. We are maintaining our $63 fair value estimate for MetLife after incorporating the fourth-quarter results.

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Business Description

MetLife is one of the largest life insurers in the U.S. by assets and provides a variety of insurance and financial services products. The company is organized into five segments: U.S., Asia, Latin America, EMEA, and MetLife Holdings. The U.S. business contributes around 41% of earnings and is broken into the group benefits segment and the retirement solutions segment. The Asia segment contributes around 28% of earnings and is mainly composed of the Japan business with increasing contributions from India, China, and Bangladesh. The company also holds leading market positions in Mexico and Chile with the Latin America segment contributing around 6% of earnings. The EMEA and the MetLife segments contribute around 5% and 20% of earnings, respectively.

200 Park Avenue
New York, NY, 10166-0188
Industry Insurance - Life
Employees 43,000

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FAQs for MetLife Inc Stock

Yes. MET has a forward dividend yield of 2.85%. See MET’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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MET’s market cap is 55.33 Bil.
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MET’s stock style is Large Value.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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MET’s price/sales is 0.81.
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MET’s price/forward earnings is 8.50.
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MET’s price/book is 2.02.
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MET’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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