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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.58
VZ's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. VZ: 0.58 )
VZ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.58

0.01
0.58
Equity to Asset 0.14
VZ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. VZ: 0.14 )
VZ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.14

0.14
0.28
Interest Coverage 11.99
VZ's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
78% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. VZ: 11.99 )
VZ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 11.99
Current: 11.99

2.65
11.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.46
M-Score: -3.09
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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 26.52
VZ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.93 vs. VZ: 26.52 )
VZ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 10.98   Max: 26.52
Current: 26.52

10.98
26.52
Net-margin (%) 9.54
VZ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.37 vs. VZ: 9.54 )
VZ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.47   Max: 18.23
Current: 9.54

-5.47
18.23
ROE (%) 29.60
VZ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. VZ: 29.60 )
VZ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.24   Max: 34.12
Current: 29.6

-12.24
34.12
ROA (%) 4.19
VZ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. VZ: 4.19 )
VZ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.11   Max: 7.32
Current: 4.19

-3.11
7.32
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.94
VZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.84 vs. VZ: 35.94 )
VZ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.84   Max: 35.94
Current: 35.94

9.84
35.94
Revenue Growth (%) 3.70
VZ's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. VZ: 3.70 )
VZ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.3   Max: 11.5
Current: 3.7

-1.3
11.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 14.80
VZ's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. VZ: 14.80 )
VZ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.9   Max: 22.2
Current: 14.8

-15.9
22.2
EPS Growth (%) 64.40
VZ's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. VZ: 64.40 )
VZ' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -52.5   Max: 119.3
Current: 64.4

-52.5
119.3
» VZ's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

VZ Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Stanley Druckenmiller 473,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 128,101 sh (+265.17%)
Jim Simons 3,744,017 sh (+164.91%)
James Barrow 20,703,663 sh (+20.65%)
Ruane Cunniff 4,975 sh (+10.56%)
Pioneer Investments 3,705,363 sh (+6.48%)
Bernard Horn 33,351 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 9,640 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 423,497 sh (-3.54%)
Ken Fisher 969,398 sh (-3.84%)
Dodge & Cox 6,200 sh (-4.62%)
Brian Rogers 5,007,200 sh (-4.76%)
Bill Frels 238,180 sh (-5.08%)
Jeff Auxier 54,508 sh (-20.49%)
Jeremy Grantham 295,142 sh (-67.97%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 300 sh (-99.98%)
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Q3 2013

VZ Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 229,724 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 17,109 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 675,841 sh (+427.58%)
Jim Simons 5,209,317 sh (+39.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,100 sh (+32.32%)
Ruane Cunniff 6,135 sh (+23.32%)
Murray Stahl 11,192 sh (+16.1%)
James Barrow 22,209,015 sh (+7.27%)
Mario Gabelli 435,552 sh (+2.85%)
Dodge & Cox 6,200 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 5,007,200 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 200,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 33,351 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 300 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Bill Frels 220,055 sh (-7.61%)
Pioneer Investments 3,257,109 sh (-12.1%)
Jeff Auxier 44,258 sh (-18.8%)
Jeremy Grantham 9,849 sh (-96.66%)
Ken Fisher 22,078 sh (-97.72%)
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Q4 2013

VZ Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Andreas Halvorsen 1,334,000 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,950 sh (New)
David Tepper 409,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 163,856 sh (+857.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 45,629 sh (+248.31%)
Ray Dalio 457,624 sh (+99.21%)
Murray Stahl 14,567 sh (+30.16%)
Jim Simons 5,802,317 sh (+11.38%)
Ken Fisher 23,548 sh (+6.66%)
James Barrow 22,882,736 sh (+3.03%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,201,516 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 200,000 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 1,669,646 sh (unchged)
Sarah Ketterer 117,569 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 461,479 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 2,630 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 479,712 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 3,757,941 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 188,912 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes 245,923 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 19,743 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,511 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,986,163 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 5,007,200 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 9,256,522 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 300 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 539,797 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 44,258 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 42,862 sh (unchged)
Kyle Bass 821,139 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 108,846 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 361,335 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 33,351 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 10,233 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 789,921 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 24,989 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 216,175 sh (-1.76%)
Mario Gabelli 413,516 sh (-5.06%)
Dodge & Cox 5,500 sh (-11.29%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,375 sh (-12.39%)
Pioneer Investments 2,716,614 sh (-16.59%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,019 sh (-49.04%)
Steven Cohen 97,710 sh (-85.54%)
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Q1 2014

VZ Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Brian Rogers 5,257,200 sh (+4.99%)
Steven Romick -1,671,900 sh (-9999%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VZ

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 857.72%0.17%$46.05 - $51.14 $ 47.6-3%163856
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 99.21%0.09%$46.05 - $51.14 $ 47.6-3%457624
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$46.05 - $51.14 $ 47.6-3%1950
James Barrow 2013-09-30 Add 7.27%0.12%$45.91 - $51.49 $ 47.6-2%22209015
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.09%$45.91 - $51.49 $ 47.6-2%229724
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$45.91 - $51.49 $ 47.6-2%17109
Ruane Cunniff 2013-09-30 Add 23.32%$45.91 - $51.49 $ 47.6-2%6135
James Barrow 2013-06-30 Add 20.65%0.31%$48.3 - $53.91 $ 47.6-7%20703663
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Reduce -99.98%0.27%$48.3 - $53.91 $ 47.6-7%300
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Add 557500%0.27%$41.51 - $49.48 $ 47.65%1672799
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.1%$41.51 - $49.48 $ 47.65%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.07%$41.51 - $49.48 $ 47.65%0
Ruane Cunniff 2013-03-31 New Buy$41.51 - $49.48 $ 47.65%4500
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 11.90
VZ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. VZ: 11.90 )
VZ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.47   Max: 187.81
Current: 11.9

8.47
187.81
P/B 3.51
VZ's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. VZ: 3.51 )
VZ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 4.61
Current: 3.51

1.37
4.61
P/S 1.13
VZ's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. VZ: 1.13 )
VZ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.62
Current: 1.13

0.67
1.62
PFCF 6.32
VZ's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. VZ: 6.32 )
VZ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.08   Max: 21.78
Current: 6.32

4.08
21.78
EV-to-EBIT 7.40
VZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.19 vs. VZ: 7.40 )
VZ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 22.8
Current: 7.4

5.4
22.8
PEG 1.80
VZ's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. VZ: 1.80 )
VZ' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 48.65
Current: 1.8

1.14
48.65
Shiller P/E 27.22
VZ's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
55% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. VZ: 27.22 )
VZ' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.61   Max: 37.24
Current: 27.22

9.61
37.24

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.40
VZ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. VZ: 4.40 )
VZ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 3.01   Max: 8.78
Current: 4.4

3.01
8.78
Dividend Payout 0.38
VZ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. VZ: 0.38 )
VZ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 11
Current: 0.38

0.27
11
Dividend growth (3y) -6.80
VZ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. VZ: -6.80 )
VZ' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -15.1   Max: 18.6
Current: -6.8

-15.1
18.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.76
VZ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
53% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. VZ: 3.76 )
VZ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.57   Max: 7.5
Current: 3.76

2.57
7.5
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
VZ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 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
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.81
VZ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. VZ: 0.81 )
VZ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.77
Current: 0.81

0.57
2.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
VZ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. VZ: 1.02 )
VZ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.34
Current: 1.02

0.73
2.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 13.50
VZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
91% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. VZ: 13.50 )
VZ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 18.6
Current: 13.5

4.4
18.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.35
VZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. VZ: 9.35 )
VZ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.3   Max: 21.9
Current: 9.35

-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
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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