Verizon Communications Earnings: What Investors Should Watch
Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 18th. Verizon Communications Inc. is an integrated telecommunications company that provides wire line voice and data services, wireless services, Internet services, and published directory information. The Company also provides network services for the federal government including business phone lines, data services, telecommunications equipment and payphones.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Verizon Communications Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.73 per share on revenues of $29.82 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 128.35.
Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.75 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.79, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Verizon Communications has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||97,354||107,808||106,565||110,875||115,846|
|Diluted EPS ($)||2.26||1.29||0.90||0.85||0.31|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012||Mar. 31, 2013|
|Revenue ($) in millions||28,552.00||29,007.00||30,045.00||29,420.00|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.64||0.56||-1.48||0.68|
Verizon Communications has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.
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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)