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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Verizon Communications Inc., profitability ratios

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Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (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).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Verizon Communications Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Verizon Communications Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Verizon Communications Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Verizon Communications Inc.’s ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Verizon Communications Inc.’s ROA deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Gross Profit Margin

Verizon Communications Inc., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit
Operating revenues
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
AT&T Inc.

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).

1 2019 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Operating revenues
= 100 × ÷ =

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Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Verizon Communications Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Operating Profit Margin

Verizon Communications Inc., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income
Operating revenues
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
AT&T Inc.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Fixed Line Telecommunications
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Telecommunications

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).

1 2019 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Operating revenues
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Verizon Communications Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.

Net Profit Margin

Verizon Communications Inc., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Verizon
Operating revenues
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
AT&T Inc.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Fixed Line Telecommunications
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Telecommunications

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).

1 2019 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net income attributable to Verizon ÷ Operating revenues
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Verizon Communications Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Verizon Communications Inc., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Verizon
Equity attributable to Verizon
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
AT&T Inc.
ROE, Sector
Fixed Line Telecommunications
ROE, Industry
Telecommunications

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).

1 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to Verizon ÷ Equity attributable to Verizon
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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

Return on Assets (ROA)

Verizon Communications Inc., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to Verizon
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
AT&T Inc.
ROA, Sector
Fixed Line Telecommunications
ROA, Industry
Telecommunications

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).

1 2019 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net income attributable to Verizon ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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