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39. MetLife
MetLife
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 39 (Previous rank: 43)
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 largest life insurer, and the one with the most recognizable mascot (Snoopy), could be a winner in an upcoming round of potential consolidation, given its relatively strong capital position. That said, MetLife, like other life insurers, has seen its share price slump and ability to pay claims deteriorate amid the worsening financial crisis.

To ease some of the problems, New York regulators have moved to give life insurers more flexibility in calculating reserves - a decision that will allow MetLife to reduce the amount it must set aside for guarantees on minimum-return variable annuities by 30%. - S.K.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 55,085.0 3.6
Profits 3,209.0 -25.7
Assets 501,678.0
Stockholders' equity 23,734.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 20,034.8
Profits as % of  
Revenues 5.8
Assets 0.6
Stockholders' equity 13.5
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 4.14
% change from 2007 -24.5
1998-2008 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2008 -42.0
1998-2008 annual rate N.A.
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 MetLife 39 55,085.0
2 Prudential Financial 84 29,275.0
3 AFLAC 152 16,554.0
4 Unum Group 270 9,982.3
5 Genworth Financial 271 9,948.0
6 Principal Financial 273 9,935.9
7 Lincoln National 274 9,905.0
8 Conseco 537 4,194.4
9 Pacific Life 551 4,023.0
10 Torchmark 643 3,326.9
11 Securian Financial Group 729 2,745.6
12 StanCorp Financial 739 2,667.0
13 American National Insurance 772 2,526.8
14 Protective Life 776 2,505.6
15 CUNA Mutual Group 792 2,432.6
16 Phoenix 863 2,150.9
Issue date: May 4, 2009
Revenues: Includes revenues from discontinued operations.
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