Metlife Dividend yield

 Price  63.34
 Dividend  2.08
 Earnings  3.39
 Cash-flow  17.12
 Book value  57.58
 Equity  59.47

Metlife is part of Life Insurance business, which is part of Financials industry. Metlife is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Metlife stock dividend

Metlife paid a total dividend of 1,597 million USD last year, for a market value of 48,645 millions (Market Cap 40,901 millions). Metlife dividend per share is 2.08 USD, and his stock market price 63.34 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Metlife has a dividend yield of 3.28%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Financials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Metlife has a dividend yield of 3.28%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. However, it is lower than the average of Financials industry. The company should be deeply analized because dividend yields should be similar among companies from the same industry unless they carry an opposite strategy.

In addition, you should compare Metlife stocks dividend with other Life Insurance companies or other of the high USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Metlife

Metlife Dividend Payout

About the ability of Metlife to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.08 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.28%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Metlife payout on ernings is currently 61.36%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 39.34% and 46.18% respectively. Both figures show that Metlife can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Metlife is USD 17.12 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.08, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Metlife, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Financials industry and Life Insurance sector companies.

Metlife payout

Metlife Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Metlife's dividend stock, both in percentage and in USD, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Metlife dividend stock, and compare it with the average of USA stocks and that of the Life Insurance stocks.

Metlife stock dividend history

Metlife Stock performance

Finally, last moth Metlife showed a return of 0.60% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -3.03% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -1.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Life Insurance firms.

Metlife stock and market return