Metlife Dividend yield

 Price  70.28
 Dividend  1.92
 Earnings  7.99
 Cash-flow  15.28
 Book value  54.06
 Equity  55.87

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 1,586 million USD last year, for a market value of 58,051 millions (Market Cap 49,028 millions). Dividend per share of Metlife is 1.92 USD, and his stock market price 70.28 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Metlife has a dividend yield of 2.73%, 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 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 1.92 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.73%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Metlife payout on ernings is currently 24.03%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Financials industry, which are 38.25% and 41.38% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Metlifecan maintain his current 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 15.28 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.92, 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

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Metlife Stock performance

Finally, last moth Metlife showed a return of 4.00% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.75% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 15.60% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Life Insurance firms.

Metlife stock and market return