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Verizon Communications Debt-to-EBITDA

: 3.67 (As of Jun. 2022)
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Debt-to-EBITDA measures a company's ability to pay off its debt.

Verizon Communications's Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $16,785 Mil. Verizon Communications's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $158,781 Mil. Verizon Communications's annualized EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $47,852 Mil. Verizon Communications's annualized Debt-to-EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 3.67.

A high Debt-to-EBITDA ratio generally means that a company may spend more time to paying off its debt. According to Joel Tillinghast's BIG MONEY THINKS SMALL: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing, a ratio of Debt-to-EBITDA exceeding four is usually considered scary unless tangible assets cover the debt.

The historical rank and industry rank for Verizon Communications's Debt-to-EBITDA or its related term are showing as below:

VZ' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8   Med: 2.74   Max: 3.73
Current: 3.73

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-EBITDA Ratio of Verizon Communications was 3.73. The lowest was 1.80. And the median was 2.74.

VZ's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked worse than
73.98% of 319 companies
in the Telecommunication Services industry
Industry Median: 2.20 vs VZ: 3.73

Verizon Communications Debt-to-EBITDA Historical Data

The historical data trend for Verizon Communications's Debt-to-EBITDA can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Verizon Communications Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Debt-to-EBITDA
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.77 2.70 3.02 3.35 3.62

Verizon Communications Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Debt-to-EBITDA Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.53 3.39 4.07 4.06 3.67

Competitive Comparison

For the Telecom Services subindustry, Verizon Communications's Debt-to-EBITDA, along with its competitors' market caps and Debt-to-EBITDA data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Verizon Communications Debt-to-EBITDA Distribution

For the Telecommunication Services industry and Communication Services sector, Verizon Communications's Debt-to-EBITDA distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Verizon Communications's Debt-to-EBITDA falls into.



Verizon Communications Debt-to-EBITDA Calculation

Debt-to-EBITDA measures a company's ability to pay off its debt.

Verizon Communications's Debt-to-EBITDA for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

Debt-to-EBITDA=Total Debt / EBITDA
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / EBITDA
=(11302 + 166628) / 49111
=3.62

Verizon Communications's annualized Debt-to-EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Debt-to-EBITDA=Total Debt / EBITDA
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / EBITDA
=(16785 + 158781) / 47852
=3.67

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual Debt-to-EBITDA, the EBITDA of the last fiscal year is used. In calculating the annualized quarterly data, the EBITDA data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) EBITDA data.


Verizon Communications  (NYSE:VZ) Debt-to-EBITDA Explanation

In the calculation of Debt-to-EBITDA, we use the total of Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divided by EBITDA. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.


Be Aware

A high Debt-to-EBITDA ratio generally means that a company may spend more time to paying off its debt.

According to Joel Tillinghast's BIG MONEY THINKS SMALL: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing, a ratio of Debt-to-EBITDA exceeding four is usually considered scary unless tangible assets cover the debt.


Verizon Communications Debt-to-EBITDA Related Terms

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Verizon Communications Business Description

Verizon Communications logo
Address
1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, USA, 10036
Verizon is now primarily a wireless business (more than 70% of revenue and nearly all operating income). It serves about 91 million postpaid and 4 million prepaid phone customers and connects another 25 million data devices, like tablets, via its nationwide network, making it the largest U.S. wireless carrier. The firm has agreed to acquire Tracfone, a wireless reseller that serves about 20 million prepaid customers in the U.S., from America Movil. Fixed-line telecom operations include local networks (12% of revenue) in the Northeast, which reach about 25 million homes and businesses, and nationwide enterprise services (10%). Verizon Media Group, the online media and advertising firm formed with the acquisitions of AOL and Yahoo, provides the remainder of revenue.
Executives
Brouillette Manon officer: EVP and Group CEO-VZ Consumer 40 AVENUE SPRINGGROVE MONTREAL Z4 H3C 4M8
Hammock Samantha officer: EVP & Chief HR Officer 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Tome Carol B director 55 GLENLAKE PARKWAY, NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Narasimhan Laxman director PEPSICO, INC., 700 ANDERSON HILL ROAD PURCHASE NY 10577
Slater Rodney E director
Bertolini Mark T director AETNA INC. 151 FARMINGTON AVENUE HARTFORD CT 06156
Otis Clarence Jr director 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
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Austin Roxanne S director 200 N SEPULVEDA BLVD PO BOX 956 MS ES/001/A102 EL SEGUNDO CA 90245
Healey Melanie director VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Weaver Gregory G. director 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Schulman Daniel H director C/O PAYPAL HOLDINGS, INC. 2211 NORTH FIRST STREET SAN JOSE CA 95131
Qureshi Rima officer: EVP & Chief Strategy Officer 2000 PURCHASE STREET PURCHASE NY 10577
Gowrappan Kumara Guru officer: EVP and Group CEO-VZ Media 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036
Dunne Ronan officer: EVP and Group CEO-VZ Consumer 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10036

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