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  • CEO
    Lowell C. McAdam
  • Address
    140 West St., New York, NY 10007
  • Website
    www.verizon.com

The nation’s top carrier got a 4.1% increase in sales last year as it added more wireless customers while expanding a 4G LTE mobile broadband network that is now available to 305 million people, nearly the entire U.S. population. Facing increased competition from its mobile competitors, Verizon engineered a massive $130 billion buyback of Vodafone’s 45% in Verizon Wireless, a deal that closed in February and earned Verizon nearly $2 billion after taxes in this year’s first quarter. The company also bought digital TV technology assets from Intel — something Verizon hopes will help improve aspects of its FiOS video service and allow it to create a platform for broadcasting TV channels on mobile devices.

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Key Financials

$ Millions% change
Revenues120,5504.1
Profits
11497
1,213
Total Assets274,098-
Total Shareholder Equity38,836-
Market Value (on March 31, 2014)196,994-

Profit as a % of

Sales9.5
Assets4.2
Stockholders' Equity29.6

Earnings Per Share

Earnings Per Share ($)4
EPS % Change (from 2012)1,190
EPS % Change (5 year)12.1
EPS % Change (10 year)13.7

Total Return to Investors

Total Return to Investors18.4
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)15.1
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)
9.8