Verizon, Amazon, AT&T, Ford, Apple, General Motors, T-Mobile and Microsoft are some of the most indebted companies in America. When you think about it, that makes sense: these companies have a lot of assets (cash) to service debt. But what does that mean for investors? Let’s take a look at each company’s net income and total debt (liabilities).
Verizon is the largest wireless carrier in the U.S., with around 100 million subscribers. It has a long history of acquisitions and mergers, including buying out Vodafone’s 45% stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion in 2014. The company’s debt is mostly made up of bonds, which mature at various times between 2022 and 2037 (some as late as 2046). The majority of these bonds have an interest rate between 4% and 5%.
Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, cloud infrastructure provider and second-largest marketplace. It also leads in e-book sales, music streaming and audiobook downloads. The company’s website offers more than 100 million products across dozens of categories including books and music; clothing, jewelry and accessories; electronics & Computers; toys & games; health & personal care items like vitamins or baby products (like diapers); home improvement supplies such as paintbrushes or tools for home repairs/construction projects
AT&T is the second-largest provider of mobile telephone services and the largest provider of fixed telephone services, broadband subscription, television services and Internet access services in the United States. In 2018, AT&T reported revenues of $152 billion USD with more than 163 million wireless customers; it has approximately 150 million postpaid connections (including 130 million smartphones) as well as 27 million TV subscribers through its subsidiaries DirecTV and U-verse. Its wired telecommunications network has 110 million subscriber connections worldwide; it also offers broadband data services such as DSL and fiber optics solutions for home users as well as business communications solutions including IP-based voice service over its own nationwide IP network known as AT&T Business since 2008 until being rebranded under AT&T Communications Inc..
Ford Motor Co. is the second most indebted company in the United States, with a debt load of $143 billion. The auto giant has been struggling to turn around its business after it lost $5.9 billion in 2018. Its stock price has fallen by more than 50% since 2011 and its bonds have suffered as well, dropping nearly 10% over the past year as investors worry about declining sales and profits for automakers overall due to slowing demand for new cars amid rising interest rates (which makes it more expensive for consumers).
The tech giant has more debt than any other company in the world. Apple’s capital-intensive business model requires it to borrow money to fund its operations and maintain its massive cash reserves, which stood at $246 billion as of June 30. The company has also been buying back shares of stock, resulting in an increase in outstanding shares over time. The company’s debt level is not a concern for investors because it generates enough cash flow from its operations to cover interest expenses and pay down principal payments on its debt without having to tap into those assets or raise new capital through share sales or borrowing from banks.
General Motors is the largest U.S. automaker, and its debt totals $122 billion. That’s a lot of money! But it’s not all bad news: The majority of this debt comes from GM’s 2009 bankruptcy, when the federal government provided funding to keep the company afloat. Since then, GM has paid down much of its outstanding loans and bonds (including those issued by private institutions). GM’s current financial situation looks pretty rosy compared with other major automakers; Ford Motor Company has only about half as much in total liabilities ($78 billion).
T-Mobile is the fourth largest wireless carrier in the United States, and it’s owned by Deutsche Telekom. The company has $114B in debt, which makes it one of the most indebted companies in America.
Microsoft is a multinational computer technology company based in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft develops, manufactures and sells computer software and hardware for the personal computing and gaming markets. It also offers online services such as Bing search engine; MSN Internet Access; Outlook.com email service; Skype communication software and Xbox Live online entertainment network. Microsoft has been one of the most successful companies in the world since its founding in 1975 by Bill Gates with Paul Allen as co-founder (their relationship ended when they split up their shares). This can be attributed to its large number of products that are used worldwide by businesses and consumers alike on a daily basis – Windows operating system (OS), Office suite including Word processing software Excel spreadsheets PowerPoint presentations etc., Xbox game consoles which sell over 50 million units worldwide each year making them one of the most popular consoles ever made by any company anywhere at any time ever!
You might not have heard of Comcast, but it’s one of the largest broadcasting and cable television companies in the United States. In fact, it’s the largest! Based on revenue, Comcast is bigger than its competitors: AT&T (second), Charter Communications (third), Dish Network (fourth), and Verizon Communications (fifth). Comcast began as a small cable company in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1963. Today it provides video services to over 25 million customers across 39 states plus Washington DC; Internet service via wired or wireless connections; voice services like phone plans; home security monitoring through its Xfinity Home brand; cloud storage solutions for uploading photos from mobile devices; digital video recording systems so you can watch shows when you’re away from home…and much more!
Charter Communications Inc. is a cable company that has $98B in debt. It’s the 10th most indebted company in the world, and second most indebted company in the US after Comcast Corporation. This means that it owes more money than any other company on this list by far–more than double what its nearest competitor owes (Verizon).
So, there you have it. The 10 most indebted companies in America. As you can see, there are some big names on this list, but also some that might surprise you. Whatever your thoughts are about these companies and their debt levels, one thing is clear: they’re all going to keep borrowing money until something changes dramatically in our economy or their own businesses (or both).