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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

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Analysis of Goodwill and Intangible Assets

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Goodwill and Intangible Asset Disclosure

Verizon Communications Inc., balance sheet: goodwill and intangible assets

US$ in millions

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Customer lists
Non-network internal-use software
Other
Other intangible assets, gross amount
Accumulated amortization
Other intangible assets, net amount
Wireless licenses
Goodwill
Wireless licenses, goodwill and other intangible assets

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-23).

Item Description The company
Goodwill Amount after accumulated impairment loss of an asset representing future economic benefits arising from other assets acquired in a business combination that are not individually identified and separately recognized. Verizon Communications Inc.’s goodwill decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Wireless licenses, goodwill and other intangible assets Sum of the carrying amounts of all intangible assets, including goodwill, as of the balance sheet date, net of accumulated amortization and impairment charges. Verizon Communications Inc.’s wireless licenses, goodwill and other intangible assets increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjustments to Financial Statements: Removal of Goodwill

Verizon Communications Inc., adjustments to financial statements

US$ in millions

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Adjustment to Total Assets
Total assets (as reported)
Less: Goodwill
Total assets (adjusted)
Adjustment to Equity Attributable To Verizon
Equity attributable to Verizon (as reported)
Less: Goodwill
Equity attributable to Verizon (adjusted)
Adjustment to Net Income Attributable To Verizon
Net income attributable to Verizon (as reported)
Add: Media goodwill impairment
Net income attributable to Verizon (adjusted)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-23).


Verizon Communications Inc., Financial Data: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Financial Ratios: Removal of Goodwill (Summary)

Verizon Communications Inc., adjusted financial ratios

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Net Profit Margin
Reported net profit margin
Adjusted net profit margin
Total Asset Turnover
Reported total asset turnover
Adjusted total asset turnover
Financial Leverage
Reported financial leverage
Adjusted financial leverage
Return on Equity (ROE)
Reported ROE
Adjusted ROE
Return on Assets (ROA)
Reported ROA
Adjusted ROA

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-23).

Financial ratio Description The company
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by revenue. Verizon Communications Inc.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Verizon Communications Inc.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
Verizon Communications Inc.’s adjusted financial leverage ratio decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. Verizon Communications Inc.’s adjusted ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted total assets. Verizon Communications Inc.’s adjusted ROA deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Verizon Communications Inc., Financial Ratios: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Net Profit Margin

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Verizon
Operating revenues
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net income attributable to Verizon
Operating revenues
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted net profit margin2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-23).

2019 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × Net income attributable to Verizon ÷ Operating revenues
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted net profit margin = 100 × Adjusted net income attributable to Verizon ÷ Operating revenues
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by revenue. Verizon Communications Inc.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Total Asset Turnover

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating revenues
Total assets
Activity Ratio
Total asset turnover1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating revenues
Adjusted total assets
Activity Ratio
Adjusted total asset turnover2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-23).

2019 Calculations

1 Total asset turnover = Operating revenues ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted total asset turnover = Operating revenues ÷ Adjusted total assets
= ÷ =

Activity ratio Description The company
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Verizon Communications Inc.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Financial Leverage

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Total assets
Equity attributable to Verizon
Solvency Ratio
Financial leverage1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted total assets
Adjusted equity attributable to Verizon
Solvency Ratio
Adjusted financial leverage2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-23).

2019 Calculations

1 Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Equity attributable to Verizon
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted financial leverage = Adjusted total assets ÷ Adjusted equity attributable to Verizon
= ÷ =

Solvency ratio Description The company
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
Verizon Communications Inc.’s adjusted financial leverage ratio decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Return on Equity (ROE)

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Verizon
Equity attributable to Verizon
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net income attributable to Verizon
Adjusted equity attributable to Verizon
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROE2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-23).

2019 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to Verizon ÷ Equity attributable to Verizon
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROE = 100 × Adjusted net income attributable to Verizon ÷ Adjusted equity attributable to Verizon
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. Verizon Communications Inc.’s adjusted ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Return on Assets (ROA)

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Verizon
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net income attributable to Verizon
Adjusted total assets
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROA2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-23).

2019 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net income attributable to Verizon ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROA = 100 × Adjusted net income attributable to Verizon ÷ Adjusted total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted total assets. Verizon Communications Inc.’s adjusted ROA deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.