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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
NYSE:VZ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. NYSE:VZ: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:VZ' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.03
0.01
0.58
Equity to Asset 0.09
NYSE:VZ's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
91% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NYSE:VZ: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:VZ' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.2 Max: 0.27
Current: 0.09
0.05
0.27
Interest Coverage 6.18
NYSE:VZ's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. NYSE:VZ: 6.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:VZ' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.99  Med: 5.99 Max: 11.99
Current: 6.18
3.99
11.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.47
M-Score: -2.35
WACC vs ROIC
5.22%
13.90%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 21.48
NYSE:VZ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. NYSE:VZ: 21.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:VZ' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.36  Med: 16.05 Max: 26.52
Current: 21.48
11.36
26.52
Net-margin (%) 10.42
NYSE:VZ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. NYSE:VZ: 10.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:VZ' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 6.26 Max: 13.58
Current: 10.42
0.76
13.58
ROE (%) 67.46
NYSE:VZ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. NYSE:VZ: 67.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:VZ' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.53  Med: 12.86 Max: 124.48
Current: 67.46
2.53
124.48
ROA (%) 5.45
NYSE:VZ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. NYSE:VZ: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:VZ' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 3.12 Max: 7.49
Current: 5.45
0.38
7.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.35
NYSE:VZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. NYSE:VZ: 30.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:VZ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.08  Med: 20.09 Max: 38.23
Current: 30.35
14.08
38.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -9.80
NYSE:VZ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NYSE:VZ: -9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:VZ' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.8  Med: 4.6 Max: 11.5
Current: -9.8
-9.8
11.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -15.70
NYSE:VZ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NYSE:VZ: -15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:VZ' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.9  Med: 1.7 Max: 21.9
Current: -15.7
-15.9
21.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.10
NYSE:VZ's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. NYSE:VZ: -7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:VZ' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.5  Med: -2.9 Max: 141.6
Current: -7.1
-52.5
141.6
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

VZ Guru Trades in Q1 2016

RS Investment Management 13,169 sh (New)
John Burbank 46,760 sh (New)
David Rolfe 19,200 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 400,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 267,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 3,315,510 sh (+203.10%)
Richard Snow 75,734 sh (+14.72%)
David Dreman 40,084 sh (+11.07%)
Murray Stahl 30,309 sh (+3.99%)
First Eagle Investment 431 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 43,800 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5,500 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 15,000,928 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos 5,506 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 150,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 92,651 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos 151,825 sh (-0.31%)
John Rogers 1,539,628 sh (-0.33%)
Jeff Auxier 42,652 sh (-0.81%)
Mairs and Power 188,916 sh (-1.22%)
Tweedy Browne 1,620,690 sh (-1.65%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,987 sh (-3.06%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 134,300 sh (-3.17%)
Mario Gabelli 262,094 sh (-4.03%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,926,306 sh (-4.86%)
Joel Greenblatt 831,511 sh (-5.14%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 33,321,725 sh (-6.64%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 6,867,600 sh (-10.81%)
Scott Black 47,076 sh (-13.92%)
Ken Fisher 33,504 sh (-17.96%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,121 sh (-28.41%)
Robert Olstein 106,000 sh (-40.78%)
Ray Dalio 220,065 sh (-48.06%)
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Q2 2016

VZ Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Louis Moore Bacon 6,211 sh (New)
John Burbank 568,655 sh (+1116.11%)
Pioneer Investments 3,776,952 sh (+13.92%)
Joel Greenblatt 918,380 sh (+10.45%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,426,023 sh (+8.43%)
Tweedy Browne 1,654,292 sh (+2.07%)
First Eagle Investment 431 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 43,800 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5,500 sh (unchged)
David Rolfe 19,200 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 15,000,928 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 69,400 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 85,400 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos 952 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 900,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 92,651 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 42,602 sh (-0.12%)
Murray Stahl 30,244 sh (-0.21%)
RS Investment Management 12,861 sh (-2.34%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 6,650,000 sh (-3.17%)
David Dreman 38,735 sh (-3.37%)
Mario Gabelli 253,140 sh (-3.42%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 32,152,996 sh (-3.51%)
Scott Black 45,327 sh (-3.72%)
Ken Fisher 31,770 sh (-5.18%)
Robert Olstein 96,000 sh (-9.43%)
Mairs and Power 170,117 sh (-9.95%)
John Rogers 1,168,913 sh (-24.08%)
Jim Chanos 81,448 sh (-46.35%)
Richard Snow 32,415 sh (-57.20%)
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Q3 2016

VZ Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Ray Dalio 55,600 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 45,556 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,369,760 sh (+49.15%)
Murray Stahl 30,309 sh (+0.21%)
First Eagle Investment 431 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 43,800 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 15,000,928 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5,500 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 92,651 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 252,190 sh (-0.38%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 6,600,000 sh (-0.75%)
Jeff Auxier 42,252 sh (-0.82%)
David Rolfe 18,975 sh (-1.17%)
David Dreman 37,674 sh (-2.74%)
Mairs and Power 165,339 sh (-2.81%)
Tweedy Browne 1,605,125 sh (-2.97%)
Pioneer Investments 3,638,902 sh (-3.66%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 30,689,076 sh (-4.55%)
Scott Black 43,149 sh (-4.81%)
Ken Fisher 28,380 sh (-10.67%)
Robert Olstein 84,000 sh (-12.50%)
John Rogers 782,809 sh (-33.03%)
Richard Snow 21,173 sh (-34.68%)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,959 sh (-36.26%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,496,949 sh (-61.14%)
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Q4 2016

VZ Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Steven Cohen 2,838,659 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 1,239,107 sh (+287395.82%)
Richard Snow 34,657 sh (+63.68%)
Scott Black 48,424 sh (+12.23%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 7,240,000 sh (+9.70%)
David Rolfe 19,865 sh (+4.69%)
John Rogers 808,974 sh (+3.34%)
Murray Stahl 31,002 sh (+2.29%)
Mairs and Power 167,753 sh (+1.46%)
Robert Olstein 84,000 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 43,800 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5,500 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 45,556 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 242,312 sh (-3.92%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 29,027,016 sh (-5.42%)
Pioneer Investments 3,317,766 sh (-8.83%)
Ken Fisher 23,977 sh (-15.51%)
David Dreman 28,518 sh (-24.30%)
Joel Greenblatt 947,663 sh (-30.82%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,649,544 sh (-33.94%)
Tweedy Browne 721,800 sh (-55.03%)
Ray Dalio 6,200 sh (-88.85%)
Warren Buffett 928 sh (-99.99%)
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Preferred stocks of Verizon Communications Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
VZA26.170.005.9 % Notes 2014-15.2.54 Sr

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517410    SIC: 4813
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Traded in other countries:VZ.Argentina, VERZ34.Brazil, VZ.Chile, BAC.Germany, VZ.Mexico, VZ.Switzerland, 0Q1S.UK,
Verizon Communications Inc is a provider of communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. Its two segments are Wireless and Wireline.

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 Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment comprised of Cellco Partnership doing business as Wireless. The 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 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 the 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 Nextel Corporation and T-Mobile USA, as well as va

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.41
VZ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. VZ: 15.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VZ' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.99  Med: 16.97 Max: 185.72
Current: 15.41
9.99
185.72
Forward P/E 12.87
VZ's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. VZ: 12.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.41
VZ's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
66% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.28 vs. VZ: 15.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VZ' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.99  Med: 18.26 Max: 185.72
Current: 15.41
9.99
185.72
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 55.74
VZ's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
88% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.08 vs. VZ: 55.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
VZ' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.46  Med: 19.6 Max: 466.35
Current: 55.74
7.46
466.35
P/B 8.99
VZ's P/B is ranked lower than
92% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. VZ: 8.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VZ' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 2.68 Max: 22.02
Current: 8.99
1.37
22.02
P/S 1.61
VZ's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. VZ: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VZ' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.13 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.61
0.67
1.77
PFCF 39.60
VZ's PFCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.06 vs. VZ: 39.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VZ' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.08  Med: 9.63 Max: 42.81
Current: 39.6
4.08
42.81
POCF 8.94
VZ's POCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.39 vs. VZ: 8.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VZ' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: 3.84 Max: 9.66
Current: 8.94
2.12
9.66
EV-to-EBIT 12.19
VZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. VZ: 12.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VZ' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.9  Med: 13 Max: 19
Current: 12.19
6.9
19
EV-to-EBITDA 7.48
VZ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
58% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. VZ: 7.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VZ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 6.4 Max: 8.7
Current: 7.48
4.1
8.7
Shiller P/E 21.42
VZ's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.72 vs. VZ: 21.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VZ' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.09  Med: 19.33 Max: 28.99
Current: 21.42
9.09
28.99
Current Ratio 0.87
VZ's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. VZ: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VZ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.76 Max: 2.62
Current: 0.87
0.61
2.62
Quick Ratio 0.83
VZ's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VZ: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VZ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.7 Max: 2.59
Current: 0.83
0.56
2.59
Days Inventory 8.30
VZ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.36 vs. VZ: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VZ' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.94  Med: 8.62 Max: 17.88
Current: 8.3
7.94
17.88
Days Sales Outstanding 50.74
VZ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.91 vs. VZ: 50.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VZ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.32  Med: 40.27 Max: 50.74
Current: 50.74
37.32
50.74

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.60
VZ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. VZ: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VZ' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.81  Med: 4.78 Max: 7.47
Current: 4.6
3.81
7.47
Dividend Payout 0.66
VZ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
62% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. VZ: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VZ' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.89 Max: 6.55
Current: 0.66
0.51
6.55
Dividend Growth (3y) 3.00
VZ's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
52% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. VZ: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VZ' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.8 Max: 4.9
Current: 3
0
4.9
Forward Dividend Yield 4.67
VZ's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. VZ: 4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.33
VZ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. VZ: 5.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VZ' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.42  Med: 5.54 Max: 8.66
Current: 5.33
4.42
8.66
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -12.50
VZ's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. VZ: -12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VZ' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.9  Med: -1.3 Max: 1.5
Current: -12.5
-20.9
1.5

Valuation & Return

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vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.47
VZ's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. VZ: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VZ' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.55
Current: 1.47
0.57
2.55
Price/Median PS Value 1.43
VZ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VZ: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VZ' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.2 Max: 2.32
Current: 1.43
0.72
2.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.26
VZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. VZ: 8.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VZ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 7.7 Max: 14.4
Current: 8.26
5.3
14.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.41
VZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. VZ: 6.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VZ' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.8  Med: 12.2 Max: 23.1
Current: 6.41
5.8
23.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $125,980
EPS (TTM) $ 3.22
Beta0.56
Short Percentage of Float0.70%
52-Week Range $46.01 - 56.95
Shares Outstanding (Mil)4,076.63

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 125,796 126,908 128,904
EPS ($) 3.84 3.99 4.22
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.84 3.99 4.22
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
6.08%
Dividends Per Share ($) 2.33 2.37 2.44
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