MetLife financial leverage is the degree to which the firm utilises its fixed-income securities. Companies with high leverage are usually considered to be at financial risk. MetLife financial risk is the risk to MetLife stockholders that is caused by an increase in debt. In other words with a high degree of financial leverage come high interest payments which usually reduces Earnings Per Share (EPS). Please see also analysis of MetLife Fundamentals Over Time.
The company has 100.36 B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 186.4 . This implies that the company may be unable to create cash to meet all of its financial commitments. MetLife has Current Ratio of 0.98 suggesting that it has not enough short term capital to pay financial commitments when the payables are due.