Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition

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Attached as an exhibit hereto are a press release and financial tables dated October23, 2018 issued by Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon).

Non-GAAP Measures

Verizon’s press release and financial tables include financial information prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as well as non-GAAP financial information. It is management's intent to provide non-GAAP financial information to enhance the understanding of Verizon's GAAP financial information and it should be considered by the reader in addition to, but not instead of, the financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Each non-GAAP financial measure is presented along with the corresponding GAAP measure so as not to imply that more emphasis should be placed on the non-GAAP measure. We believe that non-GAAP measures provide relevant and useful information, which is used by management, investors and other users of our financial information in assessing both consolidated and segment performance. The non-GAAP financial information presented may be determined or calculated differently by other companies and may not be directly comparable to that of other companies.

EBITDA and EBITDA Margin Related Non-GAAP Measures

Consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Consolidated EBITDA), Consolidated EBITDA Margin, Segment EBITDA, Segment EBITDA Margin, Pre-Topic 606 Segment EBITDA and Pre-Topic 606 Segment EBITDA Margin are non-GAAP financial measures that we believe are useful to management, investors and other users of our financial information in evaluating operating profitability on a more variable cost basis as they exclude depreciation and amortization expense related primarily to capital expenditures and acquisitions that occurred in prior periods, as well as in evaluating operating performance in relation to Verizon’s competitors. Further, the exclusion of the impact of Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606, "Revenues from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)" (Topic 606, ASC 606 or Revenue Recognition Standard), which we adopted beginning on January 1, 2018, enables comparability to prior period performance and trend analysis.

Consolidated EBITDA is calculated by adding back interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization expense to net income. Consolidated EBITDA Margin is calculated by dividing Consolidated EBITDA by consolidated operating revenues.

Segment EBITDA is calculated by adding back depreciation and amortization expense to segment operating income. Segment EBITDA Margin is calculated by dividing Segment EBITDA by segment total operating revenues.

Pre-Topic 606 Segment EBITDA is calculated by adding back depreciation and amortization expense to segment operating income and excluding the impact of Topic 606. Pre-Topic 606 Segment EBITDA Margin is calculated by dividing Pre-Topic 606 Segment EBITDA by segment total operating revenues excluding the impact of Topic 606.

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA and Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Margin Related Non-GAAP Measures

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Excluding Operating Results from Divested Businesses, Pre-Topic 606 Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Topic 606 Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Margin are non-GAAP financial measures that we believe provide relevant and useful information to management, investors and other users of our financial information in evaluating the effectiveness of our operations and underlying business trends in a manner that is consistent with management’s evaluation of business performance. We believe that Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Excluding Operating Results from Divested Businesses, Pre-Topic 606 Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Topic 606 Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Margin are used by investors to compare a company’s operating performance to its competitors by minimizing impacts caused by differences in capital structure, taxes and depreciation policies. Further, the exclusion of non-operational items, special items and the impact of Topic 606 enables comparability to prior period performance and trend analysis.

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by excluding from Consolidated EBITDA the effect of the following non-operational items: equity in losses of unconsolidated businesses and other income and expense, net, and the following special items: severance charges, net gain on sale of divested businesses,gain on spectrum license transactions, product realignment charges and acquisition and integration related charges. Product realignment charges primarily relate to the discontinuation of the go90 platform and associated content and other early-stage developmental technologies. Acquisition and integration related charges represent transaction expenses related to business acquisitions and incremental expenses directly incurred to integrate the acquired businesses into our operations.

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Margin is calculated by dividing Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA by Consolidated Operating Revenues.

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA excluding Operating Results from Divested Businesses is calculated by excluding the operating results from divested businesses from Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA. Management uses this measure to assess our ability to repay debt and we believe that this measure is also useful to rating agencies, lenders and other parties in evaluating our creditworthiness.

Pre-Topic 606 Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by subtracting the impact of Topic 606 from Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA. Pre-Topic 606 Consolidated EBITDA Margin is calculated by dividing Pre-Topic 606 Consolidated EBITDA by Pre-Topic 606 consolidated operating revenues.

Net Debt and Net Debt to Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Ratio

Net Debt and Net Debt to Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Ratio are non-GAAP financial measures that we believe are useful to management, investors and other users of our financial information in evaluating Verizon’s ability to service its debt.

Net Debt is calculated by subtracting cash and cash equivalents from the sum of debt maturing within one year and long-term debt. Net Debt to Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Ratio is calculated by dividing Net Debt by Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Excluding Operating Results from Divested Businesses. For purposes of Net Debt to Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Ratio, Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Excluding Operating Results from Divested Businesses is calculated for the last twelve months.

Adjusted Earnings per Common Share

Adjusted Earnings per Common Share (Adjusted EPS) is a non-GAAP financial measure that we believe is useful to management, investors and other users of our financial information in evaluating our operating results and understanding our operating trends without the effect of special items. We believe excluding special items provides more comparable assessment of our financial results from period to period.

Adjusted EPS is calculated by excluding the effect of the following special items: severance, pension and benefits charges (credits), early debt redemption costs and acquisition and integration related charges.

See the accompanying schedules for reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP.

Item 2.02. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit

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Description

Press release and financial tables, dated October 23, 2018, issued by Verizon Communications Inc.


VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC Exhibit
EX-99 2 a2018q3exhibit99.htm EX-99 Exhibit Exhibit 99News ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia contacts:October 23,…
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About Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. The Company offers voice, data and video services and solutions on its wireless and wireline networks. The Company’s segments include Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers communications products and services, including wireless voice and data services and equipment sales that are provided to consumer, business and government customers across the United States. The Wireline’s segment offers voice, data and video communications products and services, such as broadband video and data, corporate networking solutions, data center and cloud services, security and managed network services and local and long distance voice services. The Company provides these products and services to consumers as well as to carriers, businesses and government customers.

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