Metlife Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  41.06
 Dividend  1.68
 Earnings  3.87
 Cash-flow  12.44
 Book value  41.06
 Equity  47.78

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 paid a total dividend of 1,672 million USD last year, for a market value of 40,855 millions (Market Cap 34,629 millions). Dividend per share of Metlife is 1.68 USD, and his stock market price 41.06 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Metlife has a dividend yield of 4.09%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Financials industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

In addition, you should compare Metlife dividend yield with other Life Insurance companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Metlife

Metlife Dividend Payout

About the ability of Metlife to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.68 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.09%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Metlife payout on ernings is currently 43.41%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Financials industry, which are 40.41% and 45.44% respectively. Both figures show that Metlife should not have problems to continue paying his dividend.

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 12.44 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.68, 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 Stock performance

Finally, last moth Metlife showed a return of -8.00% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -5.58% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -18.80% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Life Insurance firms.

Metlife stock and market return

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