Forecasting the operating income of metlife

Kenneth D. Lawrence, Gary Kleinman, Sheila M. Lawrence

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The research is directed toward the prediction of operating income within the MetLife Insurance Company. The operating income of the firm is the amount of profit realized from a firm's own operation, as opposed to net income. The econometric model is based on 10 years of quarterly data (2004-2014). The explanatory variables used in this modeling effort are (1) stock price, (2) long-Term borrowing, (3) capital surplus, (4) free cash flow, (5), S&P average, (6) GDP, and (7) CPI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalAdvances in Business and Management Forecasting
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • best subsets regression
  • econometric modeling
  • firm value
  • Forecasting operating income
  • MetLife Insurance Company
  • trend modeling

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