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46. MetLife
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Rank: 46 (Previous rank: 51)
CEO: Steven A. Kandarian
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MetLife is the biggest insurance seller in the United States, and it's expanding globally. MetLife bought one of AIG's international life insurance businesses in November for $15.5 billion. The business, called Alico, receives 70% of its income from Japan, and extends MetLife's global reach from 16 countries to over 60. MetLife expects its international business to contribute a full 30% of its total premiums, fees and other revenues this year, says CEO Robert Henrikson.

But going international doesn't necessarily mean success. In late March, MetLife sold its Taiwan life insurance unit, turning its attention toward markets with less competition. --S.D.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 52,717.0 28.3
Profits 2,790.0 N.A.
Assets 730,906.0
Stockholders' equity 48,625.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 44,445.7
Profits as % of  
Revenues 5.3
Assets 0.4
Stockholders' equity 5.7
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 3.00
% change from 2009 N.A.
2000-2010 annual growth rate % 9.5
Total return to investors %
2010 27.8
2000-2010 annual rate 3.7
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 MetLife 46 52,717.0
2 Prudential Financial 64 38,414.0
3 Aflac 125 20,732.0
4 Lincoln National 235 10,410.5
5 Unum Group 239 10,193.2
6 Genworth Financial 243 10,089.0
7 Principal Financial 268 9,158.6
8 Reinsurance Group of America 290 8,261.7
9 Pacific Life 405 5,603.0
Issue date: May 23, 2011
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