MetLife (MET) Reports Q4 Earnings: What Key Metrics Have to Say
For the quarter ended December 2022, MetLife (MET) reported revenue of $15.84 billion, down 21.7% over the same period last year. EPS came in at $1.55, compared to $2.17 in the year-ago quarter.
The reported revenue represents a surprise of -6.58% over the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $16.95 billion. With the consensus EPS estimate being $1.74, the EPS surprise was -10.92%.
While investors scrutinize revenue and earnings changes year-over-year and how they compare with Wall Street expectations to determine their next move, some key metrics always offer a more accurate picture of a company's financial health.
As these metrics influence top- and bottom-line performance, comparing them to the year-ago numbers and what analysts estimated helps investors project a stock's price performance more accurately.
Here is how MetLife performed in the just reported quarter in terms of the metrics most widely monitored and projected by Wall Street analysts:
Premiums: $9.36 billion versus $10.84 billion estimated by four analysts on average. Compared to the year-ago quarter, this number represents a -28.5% change.
Other Revenues: $628 million versus $603.89 million estimated by four analysts on average. Compared to the year-ago quarter, this number represents a -5% change.
Net investment income: $4.46 billion versus $4.31 billion estimated by four analysts on average. Compared to the year-ago quarter, this number represents a -14.7% change.
Universal life and investment-type product policy fees: $1.35 billion versus $1.24 billion estimated by four analysts on average. Compared to the year-ago quarter, this number represents a -5.1% change.
Adjusted earnings- Group Benefits: $400 million versus the five-analyst average estimate of $337.97 million.
Adjusted earnings- Corporate & Other: -$219 million compared to the -$193.78 million average estimate based on five analysts.
Adjusted earnings- MetLife Holdings: $208 million compared to the $256.29 million average estimate based on five analysts.
Adjusted earnings- Retirement & Income Solutions: $371 million compared to the $403.78 million average estimate based on five analysts.
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Shares of MetLife have returned +1.2% over the past month versus the Zacks S&P 500 composite's +6.3% change. The stock currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), indicating that it could perform in line with the broader market in the near term.
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