Financial Highlights
(as of December 31, 2008)
Financial Highlights

Corporate Highlights

  • >  5.1% consolidated revenue growth
  • >  9.2% operating income growth
  • >  7.6% EPS growth
  • >  7% annual dividend increase
  • >  $1.4 billion in share repurchases

Note: Prior-period amounts have been reclassified to reflect comparable results.

See for reconciliations to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for the non-GAAP financial measures included in this annual report. Verizon's results for the periods presented have been adjusted to reflect the spinoff of local exchange and related business assets in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont in March 2008. These reclassifications were determined using specific information where available and allocations where data is not maintained on a state-specific basis within the Company's books and records. Verizon's 2006 reported results include revenues and expenses from the former MCI, Inc., subsequent to the close of the merger in January 2006. Information provided in this annual report on a pro-forma (non-GAAP) basis presents the combined operating results of Verizon and the former MCI on a comparable basis. Discontinued operations include Verizon's former directory publishing unit, which was spun off to shareowners in the fourth quarter 2006, and the operations of Verizon Dominicana C. por A. (Verizon Dominciana) and Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico Inc. (TELPRI) following second quarter 2006 agreements to sell the businesses. The Verizon Dominicana sale closed in the fourth quarter 2006. The TELPRI sale closed in the first quarter of 2007.

Corporate Highlights shown above are presented on a pro forma and adjusted basis. Intra- and inter-segment transactions have not been eliminated from the business group revenue totals cited in this document.