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Verizon Communications Financial Strength

: 4 (As of Jun. 2022)
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Verizon Communications has the Financial Strength Rank of 4.

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). The higher, the better.
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.
3. Altman Z-Score.

Verizon Communications's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 9.62. Verizon Communications's debt to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 1.30. As of today, Verizon Communications's Altman Z-Score is 1.29.


Competitive Comparison

For the Telecom Services subindustry, Verizon Communications's Financial Strength, along with its competitors' market caps and Financial Strength 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 Financial Strength Distribution

For the Telecommunication Services industry and Communication Services sector, Verizon Communications's Financial Strength distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Verizon Communications's Financial Strength falls into.



Verizon Communications Financial Strength Calculation

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

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

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest Coverage (current year). The higher, the better.

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

Verizon Communications's Interest Expense for the months ended in Jun. 2022 was $-785 Mil. Its Operating Income for the months ended in Jun. 2022 was $7,552 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $158,781 Mil.

Verizon Communications's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2022 )/Interest Expense (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=-1*7552/-785
=9.62

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.

Verizon Communications's Debt to Revenue Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is

Debt to Revenue Ratio=Total Debt (Q: Jun. 2022 ) / Revenue
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Revenue
=(16785 + 158781) / 135156
=1.30

3. Altman Z-Score.

Z-Score model is an accurate forecaster of failure up to two years prior to distress. It can be considered the assessment of the distress of industrial corporations.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Z-Score is less than 1.81, it is in Distress Zones.
When Z-Score is greater than 2.99, it is in Safe Zones.
When Z-Score is between 1.81 and 2.99, it is in Grey Zones.

Verizon Communications has a Z-score of 1.29, indicating it is in Distress Zones. This implies bankrupcy possibility in the next two years.

Warning Sign:

Altman Z-score of 1.29 is in distress zone. This implies bankruptcy possibility in the next two years.

* 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.


Verizon Communications  (NYSE:VZ) Financial Strength Explanation

The maximum rank is 10. Companies with rank 7 or higher will be unlikely to fall into distressed situations. Companies with rank of 3 or less are likely in financial distress.

Verizon Communications has the Financial Strength Rank of 4.


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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
Archambeau Shellye L director 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, 8TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10036
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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