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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
VZ's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. VZ: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
VZ' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.04 Max: N/A
Current: 0.04
Equity-to-Asset 0.10
VZ's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. VZ: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
VZ' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.1
0.04
0.41
Interest Coverage 6.09
VZ's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. VZ: 6.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VZ' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.99  Med: 5.99 Max: 11.99
Current: 6.09
3.99
11.99
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.40
Beneish M-Score: -2.20
WACC vs ROIC
4.47%
13.37%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 21.27
VZ's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
87% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.29 vs. VZ: 21.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
VZ' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.36  Med: 16.05 Max: 26.52
Current: 21.27
11.36
26.52
Net Margin % 9.92
VZ's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
75% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. VZ: 9.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
VZ' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 6.26 Max: 13.58
Current: 9.92
0.76
13.58
ROE % 58.77
VZ's ROE % is ranked higher than
98% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. VZ: 58.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
VZ' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.53  Med: 12.86 Max: 124.48
Current: 58.77
2.53
124.48
ROA % 5.08
VZ's ROA % is ranked higher than
68% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. VZ: 5.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
VZ' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 3.12 Max: 7.5
Current: 5.08
0.38
7.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 28.27
VZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
72% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.01 vs. VZ: 28.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
VZ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.08  Med: 20.09 Max: 38.23
Current: 28.27
14.08
38.23
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -9.80
VZ's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
83% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VZ: -9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
VZ' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.5  Med: 4.6 Max: 29.3
Current: -9.8
-14.5
29.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -15.70
VZ's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
85% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VZ: -15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
VZ' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.9  Med: 2.5 Max: 25.6
Current: -15.7
-15.9
25.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -7.10
VZ's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.30 vs. VZ: -7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
VZ' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.5  Med: 1.5 Max: 141.6
Current: -7.1
-52.5
141.6
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
VZA26.890.005.9 % Notes 2014-15.2.54 Sr

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517410    SIC: 4813
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Headquarter Location:USA
Verizon Communications Inc is a provider of communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies.

Verizon is the incumbent local phone company across about 20% of the U.S. population, and it owns a long-haul network that reaches cities around the world. Verizon Wireless serves about 113 million retail wireless connections (smartphones, tablets, and so on), making it the largest carrier in the U.S. Verizon has consistently spun off assets in the recent past, including its directories unit in 2006 and pockets of local phone operations in 2008, 2010, and 2016.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 14.95
NYSE:VZ's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. NYSE:VZ: 14.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
NYSE:VZ' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.99  Med: 17.08 Max: 185.72
Current: 14.95
9.99
185.72
Forward PE Ratio 11.90
NYSE:VZ's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.88 vs. NYSE:VZ: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 14.95
NYSE:VZ's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
67% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.88 vs. NYSE:VZ: 14.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
NYSE:VZ' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.99  Med: 18.3 Max: 185.72
Current: 14.95
9.99
185.72
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 150.47
NYSE:VZ's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
94% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.21 vs. NYSE:VZ: 150.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
NYSE:VZ' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.46  Med: 21.33 Max: 466.35
Current: 150.47
7.46
466.35
PB Ratio 7.78
NYSE:VZ's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. NYSE:VZ: 7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NYSE:VZ' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 2.99 Max: 22.02
Current: 7.78
1.37
22.02
PS Ratio 1.48
NYSE:VZ's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. NYSE:VZ: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NYSE:VZ' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.14 Max: 1.76
Current: 1.48
0.67
1.76
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.84
NYSE:VZ's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
69% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. NYSE:VZ: 10.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NYSE:VZ' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: 3.91 Max: 12.18
Current: 10.84
2.12
12.18
EV-to-EBIT 12.51
NYSE:VZ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.44 vs. NYSE:VZ: 12.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NYSE:VZ' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.9  Med: 12.8 Max: 19
Current: 12.51
6.9
19
EV-to-EBITDA 7.48
NYSE:VZ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
62% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. NYSE:VZ: 7.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:VZ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 6.5 Max: 8.7
Current: 7.48
4.1
8.7
Shiller PE Ratio 18.83
NYSE:VZ's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.88 vs. NYSE:VZ: 18.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NYSE:VZ' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.09  Med: 19.2 Max: 28.83
Current: 18.83
9.09
28.83
Current Ratio 1.02
NYSE:VZ's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. NYSE:VZ: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NYSE:VZ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.73 Max: 2.62
Current: 1.02
0.52
2.62
Quick Ratio 0.97
NYSE:VZ's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. NYSE:VZ: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NYSE:VZ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.68 Max: 2.59
Current: 0.97
0.48
2.59
Days Inventory 8.37
NYSE:VZ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.03 vs. NYSE:VZ: 8.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NYSE:VZ' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.94  Med: 8.62 Max: 17.88
Current: 8.37
7.94
17.88
Days Sales Outstanding 49.79
NYSE:VZ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.01 vs. NYSE:VZ: 49.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NYSE:VZ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.32  Med: 40.27 Max: 50.74
Current: 49.79
37.32
50.74
Days Payable 51.22
NYSE:VZ's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.13 vs. NYSE:VZ: 51.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NYSE:VZ' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.54  Med: 36.08 Max: 51.22
Current: 51.22
32.54
51.22

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 5.11
NYSE:VZ's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
70% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. NYSE:VZ: 5.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NYSE:VZ' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.81  Med: 4.74 Max: 7.47
Current: 5.11
3.81
7.47
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.77
NYSE:VZ's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. NYSE:VZ: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
NYSE:VZ' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.89 Max: 6.55
Current: 0.77
0.51
6.55
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 3.00
NYSE:VZ's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
54% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. NYSE:VZ: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
NYSE:VZ' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3 Max: 7.3
Current: 3
0
7.3
Forward Dividend Yield % 5.15
NYSE:VZ's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
70% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. NYSE:VZ: 5.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.92
NYSE:VZ's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
67% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. NYSE:VZ: 5.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NYSE:VZ' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.42  Med: 5.49 Max: 8.66
Current: 5.92
4.42
8.66
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -12.50
NYSE:VZ's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. NYSE:VZ: -12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NYSE:VZ' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.8  Med: -1.7 Max: 1.5
Current: -12.5
-21.8
1.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.36
NYSE:VZ's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. NYSE:VZ: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NYSE:VZ' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.28 Max: 4.96
Current: 1.36
0.46
4.96
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.30
NYSE:VZ's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. NYSE:VZ: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NYSE:VZ' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.16 Max: 2.57
Current: 1.3
0.6
2.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.99
NYSE:VZ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
75% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. NYSE:VZ: 7.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:VZ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 7.8 Max: 14.4
Current: 7.99
5.3
14.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 5.14
NYSE:VZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
61% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.69 vs. NYSE:VZ: 5.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NYSE:VZ' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 12.3 Max: 23.1
Current: 5.14
4.3
23.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $123,623.00
EPS (TTM) $ 3.00
Beta0.56
Short Percentage of Float0.88%
52-Week Range $44.46 - 56.95
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,967.61

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 122,440 122,127 123,128
EPS ($) 3.70 3.85 3.96
EPS without NRI ($) 3.70 3.85 3.96
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
5.52%
Dividends per Share ($) 2.34 2.38 2.44

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