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Verizon Communications Inc. Message Board

albacornus 18 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 31, 2016 11:04 AM Member since: Feb 9, 2005
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    How can Verizon justify 110 billion Debt?

    by investorzzo Jan 25, 2016 10:05 PM
    albacornus albacornus Jan 31, 2016 11:04 AM Flag

    Great comparison with the mortgage. I would venture to say the same analysts who downgrade many of the big cap companies are in the same boat. They are mortgaged up to their eyeballs and then crush companies like Verizon due to their debt. Companies like VZ,T and GE are carrying large debt on the books. But their cash flows and business moats allow them to do this. VZ borrowed money in a low to zero cost environment, bought the 45% of wireless. This has created a huge cash flow to pay down debt and at the same time be able to buy companies like AOL. As an investment, I picked up some more at 46 and change (I wish I had bought more). Now I am taking the divvy's and buying into the big cap oil companies. Buy low,...take dividends, invest more.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    Debt - Book value

    by euclidian Jan 27, 2016 8:19 PM
    albacornus albacornus Jan 28, 2016 12:14 PM Flag

    They are paying down their debt with the increase in cash flow. Although not as fast as most people want, they are still paying it down, while investing in the business.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Go Big Red..........

    by digitaladviser Jan 22, 2016 11:00 AM
    albacornus albacornus Jan 23, 2016 9:20 AM Flag

    Who knows, the VZ strategy of buying out the entire wireless portfolio with cheap money, selling off non strategic assets, buying small advertising and media companies is showing some value. My thoughts are, VZ is not being affected by the oil rout. Their pipelines (wireless and wireline) are increasing revenue and will eventually overtake the noise created by T mobile Sprint. ATT might be their only real competition.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • albacornus albacornus Jan 15, 2016 8:53 AM Flag

    This is just my experience: I had direct-TV which I liked a lot. I wasn't keen when it was being installed but that was my fault. The service was great other than when an a major storm (rain/snow) knocked out service once in a blue moon. I switched to FIOS so I could have High speed internet. I find FIOS to be a great product, the picture is clear, the internet super fast (I had a DSL circuit before), the WiFi works great in throughout the house and even the back yard. The kids have all these devices using internet and we never had a problem.

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    Lack of responsibility

    by tresslagg Jan 14, 2016 1:11 AM
    albacornus albacornus Jan 15, 2016 8:40 AM Flag

    ok cablevision employee, what a dumb post

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    Why so much debt?

    by big_cup_a_jo Jan 8, 2016 10:43 AM
    albacornus albacornus Jan 10, 2016 2:55 PM Flag

    Verizon's debt is no higher strategically than T. The FIOS build is slowing down and the results are starting to provide CF. They borrowed to buy the total wireless portfolio, now done they are paying down their cheap debt faster than anyone expected, They are still buying strategic assets like AOL and are selling non strategic assets (call centers and non strategic wire line assets). Their 5g network appears to be mostly paid for and the roll out will be in 4q 2016 and 2017. That will put them light years ahead of the other carriers. While I do like T (I have been buying both), I put the better returns with VZ. The IOT thing they got going on, seems to be pushing them into the "super high tech" arena.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    I dropped Verizon

    by c11ray Jan 4, 2016 10:27 AM
    albacornus albacornus Jan 7, 2016 10:20 AM Flag

    and yet you find the time to go on Yahoo finance to add your bs. Doesn't look like your note will cause the stock to drop too much more today, shorty

  • albacornus albacornus Jan 5, 2016 6:56 PM Flag

    Agreed. In older companies, real estate is on the books at purchase price minus depreciation. So in effect these properties although be worth billions are not on the books for that. If they can free up the asset while doing a favorable leaseback, it makes great sense. What good is having a valuable property in midtown Manhattan at the price purchased in the 20's. The paper industry did it back a few years ago, some sold property, others formed REITs.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Do not invest in these bums

    by roguetrader666 Jan 5, 2016 7:48 AM
    albacornus albacornus Jan 5, 2016 8:16 AM Flag

    ok shorty

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    Verizon service and this Company are thieves.

    by ralphnaders Dec 9, 2015 8:10 PM
    albacornus albacornus Dec 22, 2015 7:50 AM Flag

    So your lack of knowledge is Verizon's fault? It's like the guy who keeps his house temperature at 85 degrees and blames the cost on the gas company. This site has become just mired down with stupidity and dumpers.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • albacornus by albacornus Dec 12, 2015 8:32 AM Flag

    Did I go on the wrong site. Anyone got any investment info on HP? With EMC being looked at for a TO that leaves HP as one of the larger data storage companies. I have not bought in, but I am rotating some investment money around and the EMC thing caught my eye.

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    Accounting/Finance

    by mark2marketoil Dec 8, 2015 12:13 AM
    albacornus albacornus Dec 8, 2015 9:17 AM Flag

    I thought I heard that ETF funds are forced to sell for liquidity reasons which in turn drops the price even more. I also believe folks or funds are tax loss selling before year end. The theory to sell now and pick up in 2016 creates a huge opportunity for longs or IRA accounts to pick shares cheap. I agree the continued drop in price is very un-nerving, I keep telling myself the Buffet mantra of, " A climate of fear is your friend when investing, a euphoric world is your enemy" I will be buying again today, hey it's only money, right.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • albacornus albacornus Dec 7, 2015 1:06 PM Flag

    Interesting, get rid of the LP's, drive the stockholders out and go private. Stock market fear reduces the value temporarilyy (buy it for cheap), by the time it unfolds, oil and gas are back up because of all the cutbacks. The owners wait a couple years then make a killing by going public.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    VZ May be Interested in Yahoo!

    by mr_dinky_dot_bomb Dec 7, 2015 9:28 AM
    albacornus albacornus Dec 7, 2015 10:09 AM Flag

    Might fit in well with AOL if they get it cheap enough, not sure what the value of their advertising is. Vz has been paying down debt very quickly. If they are going to buy, now is the time to do it with all the cheap money around. As the economy picks up and the FED raising IR, its only going to get more expensive. If they don't buy, VZ will just keep going, paying dividends and paying down debt.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    BUYING STARTS THIS WEEK... BACK TO $20

    by cpcislander Dec 7, 2015 8:46 AM
    albacornus albacornus Dec 7, 2015 9:16 AM Flag

    Everyone selling for year end tax losses. They are selling KMI and picking up energy ETF's. Smart move, if oil

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    To The Brave, Go The Profits

    by financekid299 Dec 5, 2015 9:35 AM
    albacornus albacornus Dec 5, 2015 9:47 AM Flag

    wow, hope you are right. My thoughts are a little different. I look at the recent free fall in two ways, one a buying opportunity to those who have a stomach of steel. The second, what changed that much in the pipeline industry in the last 3 months? The price of oil and gas was low back then as it is now, in fact I think NG has actually gone up a little. The pipeline assets of KMI have great value, if oil starts to rise (even with the OPEC BS going on) that value will iincrease.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    VZ service award f# or retires?

    by everutrue Nov 23, 2015 3:14 PM
    albacornus albacornus Dec 3, 2015 8:10 AM Flag

    agreed, scary that a company that I own stock in has morons such as this for employees. I will be rethinking my investment.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    RIF Reduction in Force

    by martini962 Nov 5, 2015 9:17 AM
    albacornus albacornus Nov 18, 2015 11:49 AM Flag

    Company announced a reduction in landline capital expenditures, says the FIOS build is just about done. They will now go for penetration rates in existing built areas.

    Sentiment: Hold

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