| Verizon Communications is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. Co. has two reportable segments, Verizon Consumer Group (Consumer) and Verizon Business Group (Business). Co.'s Consumer segment provides consumer-focused wireless and wireline communications services and products under the Verizon brand and through wholesale and other arrangements. Co.'s Business segment provides, among others, wireless and wireline communications services and products, video and data services, corporate networking solutions, security and managed network services. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our VZ shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute VZ market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing Verizon Communications market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing Verizon Communications's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of Verizon Communications versus a peer is one thing; comparing
Verizon Communications market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like Verizon Communications can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Verizon Communications by allowing them to research the Verizon Communications market cap history.