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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$57.21 USD

57.21
28,928,174

+2.23 (4.06%)

Updated Oct 23, 2018 04:00 PM ET

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The scores are based on the trading styles of Value, Growth, and Momentum. There's also a VGM Score ('V' for Value, 'G' for Growth and 'M' for Momentum), which combines the weighted average of the individual style scores into one score.

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Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A, is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.

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The detailed multi-page Analyst report does an even deeper dive on the company's vital statistics. In addition to all of the proprietary analysis in the Snapshot, the report also visually displays the four components of the Zacks Rank (Agreement, Magnitude, Upside and Surprise); provides a comprehensive overview of the company business drivers, complete with earnings and sales charts; a recap of their last earnings report; and a bulleted list of reasons to buy or sell the stock. It also includes an industry comparison table to see how your stock compares to its expanded industry, and the S&P 500.

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Fiscal Year End for Verizon Communications Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 2,079 2,880 4,820 11,153 54,129
Receivables 23,493 17,513 13,457 13,993 12,439
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 1,034 1,202 1,252 1,153 1,020
Other Current Assets 3,307 4,800 2,751 3,324 3,406
Total Current Assets 29,913 26,395 22,280 29,623 70,994
Net Property & Equipment 88,568 84,751 83,541 89,947 88,956
Investments & Advances 1,039 1,110 796 802 3,432
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 127,836 122,775 120,244 105,708 106,181
Deposits & Other Assets 9,787 9,149 17,779 6,628 4,535
Total Assets 257,143 244,180 244,640 232,708 274,098
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013
Notes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable 21,232 19,593 19,362 16,680 16,453
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 3,453 2,645 6,489 2,735 3,933
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 0 0 0 0 0
Income Taxes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Liabilities 8,352 8,102 9,201 8,649 6,664
Total Current Liabilities 33,037 30,340 35,052 28,064 27,050
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 31,232 45,964 45,484 41,578 28,639
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 113,642 105,433 103,705 110,536 89,658
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 34,545 38,411 42,557 38,854 33,335
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 212,456 220,148 226,798 219,032 178,682
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 424 424 424 424 297
Capital Surplus 11,101 11,182 11,196 11,155 37,939
Retained Earnings 35,635 15,059 11,246 2,447 1,782
Other Equity 4,666 4,630 2,392 2,913 59,359
Treasury Stock 7,139 7,263 7,416 3,263 3,961
Total Shareholder's Equity 44,687 24,032 17,842 13,676 95,416
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 257,143 244,180 244,640 232,708 274,098
Total Common Equity 44,687 24,032 17,842 13,676 95,416
Shares Outstanding 4,079.00 4,076.60 4,073.00 4,149.70 4,141.10
Book Value Per Share 10.96 5.90 4.38 3.30 23.04

Fiscal Year End for Verizon Communications Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

9/30/2018 6/30/2018 3/31/2018 12/31/2017 9/30/2017
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents NA 1,750 1,923 2,079 4,487
Receivables NA 23,099 22,595 23,493 21,549
Notes Receivable NA 0 0 0 0
Inventories NA 1,102 1,285 1,034 1,276
Other Current Assets NA 4,925 5,222 3,307 3,555
Total Current Assets NA 30,876 31,025 29,913 30,867
Net Property & Equipment NA 87,781 87,922 88,568 86,622
Investments & Advances NA 787 994 1,039 1,054
Other Non-Current Assets NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges NA 0 0 0 0
Intangibles NA 132,916 132,812 127,836 127,601
Deposits & Other Assets NA 10,943 11,763 9,787 8,538
Total Assets NA 263,303 264,516 257,143 254,682
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 9/30/2018 6/30/2018 3/31/2018 12/31/2017 9/30/2017
Notes Payable NA 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable NA 18,560 17,052 21,232 18,434
Current Portion Long-Term Debt NA 5,466 6,323 3,453 2,180
Current Portion Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses NA 0 0 0 0
Income Taxes Payable NA 0 0 0 0
Other Current Liabilities NA 8,303 8,240 8,352 8,316
Total Current Liabilities NA 32,329 31,615 33,037 28,930
Mortgages NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income NA 35,069 34,414 31,232 48,345
Convertible Debt NA 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt NA 109,174 112,734 113,642 115,317
Non-Current Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities NA 33,408 34,545 33,639
Minority Interest (Liabilities) NA 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities NA 209,728 212,171 212,456 226,231
Shareholders Equity 9/30/2018 6/30/2018 3/31/2018 12/31/2017 9/30/2017
Preferred Stock NA 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) NA 429 429 424 424
Capital Surplus NA 13,438 13,437 11,101 11,098
Retained Earnings NA 41,657 39,974 35,635 19,373
Other Equity NA 5,041 5,497 4,666 4,697
Treasury Stock NA 6,990 6,992 7,139 7,141
Total Shareholder's Equity NA 53,575 52,345 44,687 28,451
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity NA 263,303 264,516 257,143 254,682
Total Common Equity 0 53,575 52,345 44,687 28,451
Shares Outstanding 4,127.90 4,127.90 4,127.90 4,079.00 4,079.40
Book Value Per Share 0.00 12.98 12.68 10.96 6.97