MetLife, Inc., a financial services company, provides insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management services worldwide.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$61.72|
|52 Week High||US$35.19|
|52 Week Low||US$67.68|
|1 Month Change||2.00%|
|3 Month Change||3.42%|
|1 Year Change||55.58%|
|3 Year Change||26.50%|
|5 Year Change||38.63%|
|Change since IPO||318.44%|
Recent News & Updates
MetLife: Steady As She Goes For A Very Well-Run Insurance Titan
MetLife has been dealing with higher benefit payouts due to both COVID-19 mortality and post-opening normalization in areas like dental care, but core results have been generally good. Variable investment income has been a significant source of upside, with the company generating results in Q1 and Q2 that are both equal to management's full-year target. Selling the Polish and Greek operations makes sense, and management got a good price. A sale of Holdings on management's terms would be welcome, but isn't likely. Management would like to acquire more scale and capabilities in asset management, but deal premiums are high with many financial firms looking to add scale in wealth/asset management. Core underlying earnings growth of 2% can support a fair value of $70; insurers aren't in favor now, but patience with MetLife could be rewarded for more conservatively-minded investors.
|MET||US Insurance||US Market|
Return vs Industry: MET exceeded the US Insurance industry which returned 35.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MET exceeded the US Market which returned 33.8% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: MET is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MET's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
MetLife, Inc., a financial services company, provides insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management services worldwide. It operates through five segments: U.S.; Asia; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and MetLife Holdings. The company offers life, dental, group short-and long-term disability, individual disability, accidental death and dismemberment, vision, and accident and health coverages, as well as prepaid legal plans; administrative services-only arrangements to employers; and general and separate account, and synthetic guaranteed interest contracts, as well as private floating rate funding agreements.
MetLife Fundamentals Summary
|MET fundamental statistics|
Is MET overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|MET income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$50.73b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||4.95|
|Net Profit Margin||6.35%|
How did MET perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
3.1%Current Dividend Yield
Is MetLife undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MET ($61.72) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($113.18)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MET is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MET is poor value based on its PE Ratio (12x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (9.5x).
PE vs Market: MET is good value based on its PE Ratio (12x) compared to the US market (17.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: MET's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MET is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Insurance industry average (1.1x).
How is MetLife forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MET's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4.2% per year).
Earnings vs Market: MET's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: MET's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: MET's revenue (0.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MET's revenue (0.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: MET's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.6%).
How has MetLife performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MET has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: MET's current net profit margins (6.3%) are lower than last year (10.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MET's earnings have grown by 7.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MET's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: MET had negative earnings growth (-38%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Insurance industry average (76%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MET's Return on Equity (6.7%) is considered low.
How is MetLife's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MET's short term assets ($70.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($69.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: MET's short term assets ($70.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($634.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MET's debt to equity ratio (157.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: MET's debt to equity ratio has increased from 92.3% to 157.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MET's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.6%).
Interest Coverage: MET's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.4x coverage).
What is MetLife current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: MET's dividend (3.11%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.33%).
High Dividend: MET's dividend (3.11%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.6%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MET's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: MET's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (37.6%), MET's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: MET's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (32.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Michel Khalaf (57 yo)
Mr. Michel Abbas Khalaf has been a Director at The Geneva Association since June 10, 2020. Mr. Khalaf has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of MetLife, Inc. since May 1, 2019. Mr. Kh...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Michel's total compensation ($USD15.43M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.33M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Michel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: MET's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: MET's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
MetLife, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: MetLife, Inc.
- Ticker: MET
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1863
- Industry: Life and Health Insurance
- Sector: Insurance
- Market Cap: US$52.888b
- Shares outstanding: 856.90m
- Website: https://www.metlife.com
Number of Employees
- MetLife, Inc.
- 200 Park Avenue
- New York
- New York
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/19 22:02|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/17 00:00|
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