Verizon reports 2Q and first-half 2022 results
2Q 2022 highlights
NEW YORK, July 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today reported its second-quarter and half-year 2022 results.
"As the market leader, in a very competitive industry, we are determined to improve our operational and financial performance for the second half of the year,” said Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg. "With our network-as-a-service foundation, our new consumer mobility plans, and recent pricing actions, we are being deliberate in our decisions to improve our profitable growth opportunities today and into the future."
For second-quarter 2022, Verizon reported EPS of $1.24, compared with $1.40 in second-quarter 2021. On an adjusted basis1, excluding special items, EPS was $1.31 in second-quarter 2022, compared with adjusted EPS1 of $1.39 in second-quarter 20212.
Second-quarter 2022 EPS included a pre-tax loss from special items of approximately $435 million, including a net pre-tax charge of $198 million related to a mark-to-market adjustment for pension liabilities. In addition, the impact of amortization of intangible assets related to TracFone and other acquisitions was $237 million.
"Although recent performance did not meet our expectations, we remain confident in our long-term strategy,” said Verizon Chief Financial Officer Matt Ellis. “We believe that our assets position us well to generate long-term shareholder value."
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Outlook and guidance
Verizon is updating financial guidance for full-year 2022. The company now expects the following:
Additionally, Verizon continues to expect the following results for full-year 2022:
1Non-GAAP financial measure. See the accompanying schedules and www.verizon.com/about/investors for reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures cited in this document to most directly comparable financial measures under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
2Adjusted EPS for the prior year period has been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $133.6 billion in 2021. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
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