Verizon (VZ) Stock Analysis
The Verizon (VZ) dividend has been paid continuously since 1984 (formerly Bell Atlantic) and increased for 16 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Contender.
Current Dividend Annualized: $2.51
Verizon (VZ) Intrinsic Value – Margin of Safety Analysis
(updated March 2021)
Normalized Diluted Earnings Per Share (TTM): $4.29
Cash Flow From Operations (CFO) Per Share (TTM): $10.08
Free Cash Flow Per Share (TTM): $5.18
Estimated Intrinsic Value: $65
Buy Price Based on Required Margin of Safety = $50
(Required Margin of Safety Based On Risk Stability Grade:
A = 10%, B = 20%, C = 30%, D = 40%, F = 50%)
Risk / Stability Grade: C
A grade indicates a quality company with a strong balance sheet, high earnings quality, and a positive business environment. These stocks require the slimmest margin of safety within the stock universe.
B grade indicates a company with a good balance sheet, good earning quality, and a stable business environment. The margin of safety required should be greater than stocks with an A grade but less than the average stock.
C grade indicates a company with a sufficient balance sheet, at least average earnings quality, and a reasonably stable business environment. The margin of safety required is greater than A & B stocks, but less than D & F stocks.
D grade indicates a company in good standing but has issues that could affect its stability and long term risks. D rated stocks should require a large margin of safety when purchased.
F grade indicates a company with significant issues that are currently affecting its stability and long term risks. Require an extremely large margin of safety for F rated stocks when purchased.
Dividend Safety Grade: C
A grade indicates an extremely low probability of a dividend cut. This rating is reserved for companies with strong balance sheets and/or excellent dividend histories.
B grade indicates a very low probability for a dividend cut.
C grade indicates a low probability for a dividend cut and/or average safety risk.
D grade indicates there are issues that should be considered concerning future dividend payments.
F grade indicates serious dividend safety risks. Investors should complete comprehensive due diligence before investing.
Earnings Quality Grade: B
A grade indicates earnings quality is high or far above average.
B grade indicates earnings quality is good and/or above average.
C grade indicates earnings quality is acceptable or average.
D grade indicates earnings quality is poor and requires thoughtful due diligence.
F grade indicates the quality of the earnings is poor or far below average requiring serious due diligence.
Earnings Report: 12/31/20
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AAAMP Position Disclosures:
Treasure Trove Twelve – None
Dividend Growth & Income – None
Global Dividend Balanced – None
Aggressive Growth Balanced – None
High Income Balanced – Long
Global Value – None
Sector: Communication Services
Industry: Telecom Services
Verizon Communications Inc. is one of the world’s leading providers of communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and government entities. With a presence around the world, the company offesr voice, data and video services and solutions on networks that are designed to meet customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
Verizon is now primarily a wireless business (70% of revenue and nearly all operating income). It serves about 89 million postpaid and 4 million prepaid phone customers and connects another 24 million data devices, like tablets, via its nationwide network, making it the largest U.S. wireless carrier.
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%).
Recent investments, including fiber network construction, have supported the wireless business in addition to expanding traditional fixed-line capabilities. Verizon Media Group, the online media and advertising firm formed with the acquisitions of AOL and Yahoo, provides the remainder of revenue.
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