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Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)
Technology | Telecommunications
51.66  -0.39%
VZ vs TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR & S&P 500
VALUATION
VZSECTORS&P 500
P/E RATIO13.313521.12
EV/EBITDA RATIO7.112.712.66
P/S RATIO1.73.22.25
P/B RATIO7.93.53.45
QUALITY
RETURN ON EQUITY64.9%6.89%13.64%
RETURN ON CAPITAL15.61%11.9%10.09%
NET MARGIN10.42%9.2%9.73%
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
4.48%
PAYOUT RATIO57.56%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH3.02%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
4 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY413%
INTEREST COVERAGE5.5x
CURRENT RATIO1.07
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH30.44%
5 YR SPS GROWTH2.59%
5 YR BPS GROWTH-15.32%
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Verizon Communications Inc achieves a strong Pure Value rank with its low valuation multiples
TICKRZBOT SUMMARY
Verizon Communications Inc receives a B ranking in our multi-factor model that blends valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the tickrz MFM Screener here. Here's a summary of Verizon Communications Inc's factor rankings that are combined together to calculate the tickrz MFM ranking:

FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
TICKRZ MFM RANK B / 147PURE VALUE RANKA / 112
DIVIDEND RANKA / 57MOAT RANKA / 103
FINANCIAL STRENGTH RANKD / 317GROWTH RANKC / 249
MOMENTUM RANKC / 357
GURU ANALYSIS
Buffett Rank A / 14Peter Lynch Rank A / 34
Verizon Communications Inc ranks 14 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a strong score, meaning it ranks highly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Verizon Communications Inc warrants further investigation.Our Peter Lynch mutli-factor model ranks stocks on their PEG ratio, Financial Strength, margin profile, and their P/Es relative to their respective industry groups. Verizon Communications Inc ranks 34, a relatively strong ranking. Of note is Verizon Communications Inc's PEG ratio of 0.38x places it in the top 25% of S&P 500 stocks.
Alex Roepers Rank A / 50Joel Greenblatt Rank A / 35
Alex Roepers, founder of Atlantic Investment Management, looks for stocks trading at low EV/EBITDA multiples with strong and consistent free cash flow. Verizon Communications Inc ranks 50 out of the S&P 500 constituents on our Roepers-inspired multi-factor model.In his best-selling The Little Book that Beats the Market, Greenblatt introduced the Magic Formula, a straightforward approach that ranks stocks on earnings yield and return on invested capital. Verizon Communications Inc places 35 out the S&P 500 consitituents on this ranking methodology.
FACTOR RANKINGS
Value
Pure Value Ranking A / 112
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Verizon Communications Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 13.3x, a P/B ratio of 7.9x, a P/S ratio of 1.7x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 7.1x. Verizon Communications Inc ranks 112 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively strong score.

Quality
Moat A / 103Financial Strength D / 317
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Verizon Communications Inc appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Technology sector. Verizon Communications Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 4 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 5.5x, a debt/equity ratio of 413% and a Moat Rank of 103 translate to a weak Financial Strength score.


Momentum C / 357
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 0.97% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 357. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Verizon Communications Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

Yield A / 57
Value + Yield
Shares currently yield 4.48%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Verizon Communications Inc ranks 57 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will want to closely investigate Verizon Communications Inc.

Growth C / 249
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its 30.4% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 2.6% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of -15.3% speak to its relatively poor ranking.

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)
Technology | Telecommunications
51.66  -0.39%


tickrz rank
B
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio13.31x
P/B Ratio7.9x
P/S Ratio1.7x
EV/EBITDA Ratio7.1x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
4.48%
PAYOUT RATIO57.56%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH3.02%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
4 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY413%
INTEREST COVERAGE5.5x
CURRENT RATIO1.07
MOAT
ROE64.9%
ROIC15.61%
Net Margin10.42%
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH30.44%
5 YR SPS GROWTH2.59%
5 YR BPS GROWTH-15.32%

TICKRZ RANK
Verizon Communications Inc receives a B ranking in our multi-factor model that blends valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the tickrz MFM Screener here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Verizon Communications Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 13.3x, a P/B ratio of 7.9x, a P/S ratio of 1.7x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 7.1x. Verizon Communications Inc ranks 112 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively strong score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Verizon Communications Inc ranks 14 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a strong score, meaning it ranks highly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Verizon Communications Inc warrants further investigation.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Verizon Communications Inc appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Technology sector.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Verizon Communications Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 4 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 5.5x, a debt/equity ratio of 413% and a Moat Rank of 103 translate to a weak Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 0.97% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 357. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Verizon Communications Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 4.48%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Verizon Communications Inc ranks 57 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will want to closely investigate Verizon Communications Inc.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its 30.4% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 2.6% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of -15.3% speak to its relatively poor ranking.