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43. MetLife
MetLife
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 43 (Previous rank: 37)
Compare tool: MetLife vs. Top 10
CEO: C. Robert Henrikson
Address: 200 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10166
Phone: 212-578-2211
Website: www.metlife.com
The nation's largest life insurer, which has a diversified investment portfolio, had a tough act to follow last year, since its 2006 earnings got a $3 billion boost from the largest residential real estate sale in history. As a result, profit fell 31.4%.

But the company has been virtually untouched by the mortgage crisis, since its subprime investments account for less than 1% of the insurer's portfolio and had losses of less than $1 million. MetLife saw growth in overseas sales and increased sales of retirement investments, and put more money into timber and hedge funds as investment alternatives.

Revenues 53,150.0 -0.2
Profits 4,317.0 -31.4
Assets 558,562.0
Stockholders' equity 35,179.0
Market value (3/28/2008) 42,236.2
Revenues 8.1
Assets 0.8
Stockholders' equity 12.3
2007 $ 5.48
% change from 2006 -31.4
1997-2007 annual growth rate % N.A.
2007 5.7
1997-2007 annual rate N.A.
1 MetLife 43 53,150.0
2 Prudential Financial 74 34,401.0
3 AFLAC 165 15,393.0
4 Genworth Financial 233 11,443.0
5 Principal Financial 242 10,906.8
6 Lincoln National 246 10,738.0
7 Unum Group 251 10,567.1
8 Pacific Life 452 5,325.0
9 Conseco 503 4,572.3
10 Torchmark 602 3,486.7
11 American National Insurance 662 3,071.1
12 Protective Life 665 3,051.7
13 Securian Financial Group 700 2,852.2
14 StanCorp Financial 727 2,709.2
15 Phoenix 756 2,572.8
From the May 5, 2008 issue
Revenues: Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
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