Verizon Communications IncFind Ratings Reports
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.55 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 99.60% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||32171.0||31984.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||4310.0||4219.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||5846.0||4933.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||244587.0||235790.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||109880.0||113388.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||60.8||62.18|
|Return on Assets||7.34||4.19|
|Return on Equity||96.4||105.97|
|Debt||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Share Data||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||4076.29||4078.49|
|Div / share||0.57||0.55|
|Book value / share||4.57||2.29|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1.3208835E7||1.6720801E7|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 17.52 for the Diversified Telecommunication Services industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 12.11 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.50. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|VZ 12.56||Peers 17.52||VZ 6.23||Peers 7.54|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
VZ is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
VZ is trading at a discount to its peers.
|VZ 13.74||Peers 17.74||VZ NM||Peers 1.20|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
VZ is trading at a discount to its peers.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
VZ's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|VZ 12.11||Peers 4.50||VZ 85.29||Peers 61.06|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
VZ is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
VZ is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|VZ 1.71||Peers 1.84||VZ 2.77||Peers 7.37|
Average. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
VZ is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
VZ significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth