Earnings Outlook: Verizon earnings: New CEO, same old priorities?

Verizon Communications Inc.’s upcoming earnings report comes as the company braces for a transition.

Though Chief Executive Lowell McAdam is set to step down from the post August 1, the company’s July 24 earnings call will likely serve as a preview of what’s to come once Hans Vestberg, the current chief technology officer, takes over as the next CEO.

Instinet analyst Jeffrey Kvaal predicts that Vestberg will make an appearance on the call. “We expect network quality and 5G network integration to be key themes of new CEO Hans Vestberg’s first call rather than higher capex or large scale M&A,” he wrote.

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