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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Daniel Loeb 2014-06-30 Sold Out 2.4%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 50.194%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Reduce -99.98%0.32%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 50.194%431
Warren Buffett 2014-06-30 Add 36.09%0.18%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 50.194%15000928
James Barrow 2014-06-30 Add 9.3%0.16%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 50.194%28991364
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -22.43%0.05%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 50.194%481265
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 50.194%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Add 227.08%0.02%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 50.194%6378
Dodge & Cox 2014-06-30 Reduce -23.29%$45.94 - $50.05 $ 50.194%11258
Daniel Loeb 2014-03-31 New Buy2.4%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 50.196%3500000
Scott Black 2014-03-31 New Buy0.91%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 50.196%177085
Warren Buffett 2014-03-31 New Buy0.5%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 50.196%11022743
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 361.8%0.42%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 50.196%756683
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 453.79%0.26%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 50.196%2555626
James Barrow 2014-03-31 Add 15.92%0.25%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 50.196%26524596
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 196.52%0.09%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 50.196%560159
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Add 35.58%0.06%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 50.196%620465
John Hussman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.04%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 50.196%11000
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Sold Out $45.98 - $49.3 $ 50.196%0
Dodge & Cox 2014-03-31 Reduce -99.61%$45.98 - $49.3 $ 50.196%14677
Mason Hawkins 2014-03-31 Sold Out $45.98 - $49.3 $ 50.196%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 857.72%0.17%$46.05 - $51.14 $ 50.192%163856
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 99.21%0.09%$46.05 - $51.14 $ 50.192%457624
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$46.05 - $51.14 $ 50.192%1950
James Barrow 2013-09-30 Add 7.27%0.12%$45.91 - $51.49 $ 50.193%22209015
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.09%$45.91 - $51.49 $ 50.193%229724
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$45.91 - $51.49 $ 50.193%17109
Ruane Cunniff 2013-09-30 Add 23.32%$45.91 - $51.49 $ 50.193%6135
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Guru Investment Theses on Verizon Communications Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on Verizon Communications Inc - Jul 25, 2014

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) (0.7%) (VZ - $48.93 - NYSE) is one of the world’s leading telecommunications services companies. On February 21, 2014, VZ completed the acquisition of Vodafone’s (0.2%) 45% indirect interest in Verizon Wireless, which was valued at approximately $130 billion. The deal is expected to be immediately accretive to Verizon’s earnings per share by approximately 10%, excluding any non-operating adjustments. Verizon Wireless (VZW) is the largest mobile operator in the U.S. with 103 million retail customers. Verizon expects this transaction to enhance value across platforms and allow the company to operate more efficiently, with continued focus on producing more seamless and integrated products/solutions for its customers. Management believes that full ownership of Verizon Wireless will provide increased opportunities in the enterprise and consumer wireline markets. In April 2014, VZ reported stronger than expected first quarter of 2014 consolidated revenues and EBITDA (driven by wireless outperformance) and reiterated its guidance for top line growth of 4% and adjusted consolidated EBITDA margin expansion in 2014.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s The Gabelli Equity Income Fund Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Verizon Communications Inc
Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) (0.7%) (VZ - $48.93 - NYSE) is one of the world’s leading telecommunications services companies. On February 21, 2014, VZ completed the acquisition of Vodafone’s (0.2%) 45% indirect interest in Verizon Wireless, which was valued at approximately $130 billion. The deal is expected to be immediately accretive to Verizon’s earnings per share by approximately 10%, excluding any non-operating adjustments. Verizon Wireless (VZW) is the largest mobile operator in the U.S. with 103 million retail customers. Verizon expects this transaction to enhance value across platforms and allow the company to operate more efficiently, with continued focus on producing more seamless and integrated products/solutions for its customers. Management believes that full ownership of Verizon Wireless will provide increased opportunities in the enterprise and consumer wireline markets. In April 2014, VZ reported stronger than expected first quarter of 2014 consolidated revenues and EBITDA (driven by wireless outperformance) and reiterated its guidance for top line growth of 4% and adjusted consolidated EBITDA margin expansion Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 10.70
VZ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.70 vs. VZ: 10.70 )
VZ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.47   Max: 187.81
Current: 10.7

8.47
187.81
P/B 13.94
VZ's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. VZ: 13.94 )
VZ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 16.27
Current: 13.94

1.37
16.27
P/S 1.32
VZ's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. VZ: 1.32 )
VZ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.62
Current: 1.32

0.67
1.62
PFCF 8.51
VZ's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.18 vs. VZ: 8.51 )
VZ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.08   Max: 21.78
Current: 8.51

4.08
21.78
EV-to-EBIT 9.23
VZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
94% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.03 vs. VZ: 9.23 )
VZ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 26.6
Current: 9.23

7.2
26.6
PEG 1.62
VZ's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VZ: 1.62 )
VZ' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 48.65
Current: 1.62

1.14
48.65
Shiller P/E 26.19
VZ's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 50.02 vs. VZ: 26.19 )
VZ' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.65   Max: 36.99
Current: 26.19

9.65
36.99
Current Ratio 0.86
VZ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. VZ: 0.86 )
VZ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.62
Current: 0.86

0.52
2.62
Quick Ratio 0.82
VZ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. VZ: 0.82 )
VZ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.59
Current: 0.82

0.48
2.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.20
VZ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. VZ: 4.20 )
VZ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.81   Max: 7.47
Current: 4.2

3.81
7.47
Dividend Payout 0.46
VZ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. VZ: 0.46 )
VZ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 3.21
Current: 0.46

0.22
3.21
Dividend growth (3y) 2.80
VZ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. VZ: 2.80 )
VZ' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.9
Current: 2.8

0
4.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.82
VZ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. VZ: 4.82 )
VZ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.37   Max: 8.58
Current: 4.82

4.37
8.58
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
VZ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. VZ: -0.50 )
VZ' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.1   Max: -21.4
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.36
VZ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. VZ: 1.36 )
VZ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 3.78
Current: 1.36

0.46
3.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.18
VZ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. VZ: 1.18 )
VZ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.61
Current: 1.18

0.61
2.61
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.98
VZ's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VZ: 1.98 )
VZ' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 21.58
Current: 1.98

0.7
21.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.80
VZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
91% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. VZ: 10.80 )
VZ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 13.9
Current: 10.8

3.8
13.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.01
VZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.04 vs. VZ: 14.01 )
VZ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.3   Max: 21.9
Current: 14.01

-5.3
21.9

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:CHU, VOD, T, AMOV, CHL » details
Traded in other countries:VZC.UK, BAC.Germany, VERZ34.Brazil, VZ.Mexico, VZ.Chile
Verizon Communications Inc., a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1983. The Company is a provider of communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies with a presence in over 150 countries around the world. Its two reportable segments are Verizon Wireless and Wireline. Verizon Wireless segment primarily comprised of Cellco Partnership doing business as Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless segment provides wireless voice and data products and services across the United States. The Company offers voice and data services on a postpaid and prepaid basis. Postpaid customers represent individual lines of service for which a customer is billed and pays in advance a monthly access charge in return for a monthly voice and/or data service allowance, and use of any services beyond the allowance is billed in arrears. Prepaid service enables individuals to obtain wireless data and voice services without a long-term contract or credit verification by paying in advance. The Company offers a variety of Verizon Wireless-branded data services and applications, such as: Internet access via its smartphones and basic phones; Mobile Broadband service; Messaging services; Consumer-focused multimedia offerings; Business-focused offerings; Location-based service; and Global Data services. The Company offers a variety of plans for voice services and features with competitive pricing tailored to meet the needs of customers seeking individual lines of service, as well as those family or business customers with multiple-line accounts. The Company offers several categories of wireless devices, including smartphones and basic phones, as well as tablets and other Internet access devices. The Wireline segment provides customers with voice service including long distance, broadband video and data, IP network services, network access and other services. The Company provides these products and services to consumers and small businesses in the United States, as well as to businesses and government customers and carriers both in the United States and in over 150 other countries around the world. The Company organizes its service and product offerings by the primary market targeted by these offerings - mass markets, global enterprise, global wholesale and other. It offers high-speed Internet and FiOS broadband data products with varying downstream and upstream processing speeds. It offer voice services that include local exchange, regional, long distance, wire maintenance and voice messaging services, as well as VoIP services, which use the Internet or private broadband networks to transmit voice communications. It also offers plans that include landline and wireless services with calling features and unlimited calling between a Verizon customer's home phone and wireless handset, all on a single bill. The Company competes against other national wireless service providers, including AT&T, Sprint N
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