| 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, which provides consumer-focused wireless and wireline communications services and products under the Verizon brand and through wholesale and other arrangements; and Verizon Business Group, which provides wireless and wireline communications services and products, including data, video and data conferencing services, security and managed network services, local and long distance voice services and network access. We show 46 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 VZ market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing VZ'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 VZ versus a peer is one thing; comparing
VZ 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 VZ can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching VZ by allowing them to research the VZ market cap history.