MetLife Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:MET)

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$44.96 $0.77 (1.74%) MET stock closing price Jul 18, 2018 (Closing)

The MetLife cash flow statement is one of the three reports that the company generates every quarter. While its important to look at the MetLife debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as MetLife revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. MetLife had cash and cash equivalents of $17.88B at beginning of the year and $12.7B at year end for 2017. MetLife cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. MET decrease in investments stood at a value of $-16.88B for the latest year 2017.

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Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow-249M-458M-448M102M547M170M202M-493M-447M-564M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities5.61B7.74B11.65B12.33B8.27B10.68B7.83B5.62B-2.25B8.69B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net2.9B6.74B-2.4B-2.39B3.92B4.95B-4.71B80M8.78B-633M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment----------
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-211M--436M-1.45B560M-33M-3.02B-69M-786M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-12.04B-2.62B-8.17B-12.37B-1.44B-8.91B-21.27B-14.29B-12.73B-779M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-4.63B-3.23B-2.23B-3.12B-12.28B-3.58B-934M-1.01B-1.13B-1.11B
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-2.93B-372M-1.95B-1B1B87M3.58B1.04B2.06B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-367M-1.35B2.4B-1.86B-374M-1.3B-696M4.03B3.01B977M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-38M--75M83M-4.8B74M-638M1.79B1.19B
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-1.82B-1.84B-1.77B-1.62B-1.24B-933M-909M-906M-732M-717M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities4.21B-30M25M5.81B-8.38B6.07B10.83B7.32B-9.22B2.68B
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash323M-302M-492M-354M-212M11M-22M-129M108M-349M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year17.88B12.75B10.81B7.59B15.74B10.46B13.05B10.11B24.24B10.37B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End12.7B17.88B12.75B10.81B7.59B15.74B10.46B13.05B10.11B24.24B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While MetLife stock price history provides the price history of a stock, MetLife stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • MetLife had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-5.18B for the latest year 2017. If a firm is able to grow its cash, it is considered to be a positive signal and could lead to a jump in the MetLife stock price, albeit too much cash on hand can imply the company has no or limited avenues for growth in which to invest this cash.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: MetLife reported a positive operating cash flow of $12.28B for 2017 and has seen a decrease from the previous year. Operating cash flow comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: MetLife used $-16.88B cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: The cash inflow/outflow from financing activities was $-906M for MetLife. The money accounted for under this head comes from external sources which includes lenders, investors and shareholders. Positive cash flow is generated when the company gets cash because of issuance of stocks or bonds. Similarly negative cash flow is generated when shares are repurchased, dividend payments are made, and loans or interest on loans are paid back.

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