The FiveTwenty portfolio received no dividends in the past week.
|Past Week Dividend||$0|
|Current Quarter Dividend (Q3 2022)||$178.18|
|Estimated Annual Dividend||$5,939.95|
The capital allocation for the week of 07/31/2022 to 08/06/2022 will be used to add to our position in Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)
VZ – Position Update
Since our last check-in on VZ in week 43 of 2021, the company reported FY 2021 earnings on 01/25/2022, Q1 2022 earnings on 04/22/2022, and Q2 2022 earnings on 07/22/2022. In addition, the share price decreased 12.7% from $52.93 to $46.19.
|TTM||Prev. Update||10-year median|
|Dividend Streak||15 years||15 years|
1 computed using TTM adjusted EPS of $5.38 as of Q2 2022
2 computed using TTM adjusted EPS of $5.30 as of Q3 2021
Q2 2022 earnings report
Did VZ’s latest earnings report raise any warning flags?
For Q2 2022, VZ reported flat revenue growth and a decrease in net income and adjusted EPS compared to the same period a year ago. The company saw total broadband net additions of 268,000, and postpaid phone net additions of 12,000 during the quarter.
Overall, revenue was flat growing 0.1%, net income decreased 10.7%, and adjusted EPS were 5.8% lower compared to Q2 2022.
Additional noteworthy developments during the quarter:
- VZ’s unsecured debt as of the end of Q2 decreased by $4.8 billion sequentially to $132.5 billion.
Looking ahead, the company adjusted FY 2022 outlooks downward for both wireless service revenue growth as well as adjusted EPS. Wireless service revenue growth for the year is expected to come in at 8.5% to 9.5%, down from a range of 9% to 10%. Adjusted EPS are expected to be in the range of $5.10 to $5.25, down from a previous expected $5.40 to $5.55 range.
Why are we adding to our position in VZ?
Following disappointing Q2 2022 results, VZ’s share price has seen a sharp drop. Despite the most recent financial performance, we don’t believe the long term prospects for the company have changed materially.
Furthermore, the current valuation and yield offer a good opportunity to add to our position in the company.
- 2021 Week 43: Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)
- 2021 Week 34: Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)
- 2021 Week 28: Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)