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Research and Markets: Verizon - Strong Wireless Momentum - 2013

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Verizon - Strong Wireless Momentum" company profile to their offering.

Verizon - Company Profile - Deteriorating outlook

Investment thesis - Dominant position but weakening prospects.

Verizon is a utility with an attractive dividend yield. It is a well managed company and is extending its leading position in an oligopolistic market.

Its early deployment of the latest wireless technology (LTE) and purchase of wireless

spectrum from cable companies has positioned it extremely well. In summary, Verizon is the best of the US telcos, but growth prospects are weakening.

Poor 2012 Q4 results - Underlying margins & EPS slump; large write-offs.

Overall, Verizon continued to deliver revenue growth but the underlying margins & EPS slumped c. 21% . Large one-off items were incurred; $4.4 bn to fix a pension

Independent, buy-side, fundamental, financial analysis.

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Overview of the Telecoms Industry

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Management, Executive Compensation & Board

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Description of Operating Divisions

Business Model - Results for the Last 12 Months

SWOT Analysis

Key Current Investment Issues

Analysis of Financial Results - Quarterly Since 2002

Profit & Loss Summary

Revenue Analysis

Wireless Operational Data

USA Wireless - Competitor Analysis

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