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  • Previous Rank16
  • Revenues ($M)127,079
  • Revenue Percent Change5.4%
  • Profits ($M)9,625
  • Profits Percent Change-16.3%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)198,410

The largest wireless provider in the U.S. recently inked a $4.4 billion deal to buy AOL in an effort to expand its video capabilities as it seeks to lure cord-cutters. Verizon’s CEO Lowell McAdam said the company pursued the AOL deal to gain its advertising platform, too, as opposed to a severe change in strategy. Last year, Verizon laid off about 1,000 employees last year through buyouts, although that’s a small sum compared to its behemoth workforce of over 170,000 employees. The company saw growth in its operating revenues last year with growth in the number of FiOS Internet and video subscribers as well. Through it all, sales saw a 5% boost for the year.

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Company Info

CEO
Lowell C. McAdam
Industry
Telecommunications
Sector
Telecommunications
HQ Location
New York, NY
Websitehttp://www.verizon.com
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)127,0795.4%
Profits ($M)9,625-16.3%
Total Stockholder Equity12,298-
Employees177,300-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)198,410-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues7.6%
Profits as % of Assets4.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity78.3%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2.42
EPS % Change (from 2013)-39.5%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)13.4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-1.4%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)-0.5%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)14.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)7.8%