Verisign Company Profile (NASDAQ:VRSN)

About Verisign (VRSN)

Verisign logoVeriSign, Inc. is a provider of domain name registry services and Internet security. The Company operates through Registry Services and Security Services segment. Registry Services ensure the security, stability and resiliency of Internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains, and operation of the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS). Security Services provides infrastructure assurance services consisting of Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) Protection Services, Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services (iDefense) and Managed DNS Services. DDoS Protection Services supports online business continuity by providing monitoring and mitigation services against DDoS attacks. iDefense provides access to cyber intelligence related to vulnerabilities, malicious code and global threats. Managed DNS Services is a hosting service that delivers DNS resolution for the availability of Web-based systems.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Internet Information Providers
  • Sub-Industry: Internet Software & Services
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: VRSN
  • CUSIP: 92343E10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $87.19
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $84.16
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $80.33
  • 52-Week Range: $74.01 - $91.99
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.49
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.71
  • P/E Growth: 2.83
  • Market Cap: $8.92B
  • Outstanding Shares: 102,328,000
  • Beta: 1.2
  • Net Margins: 38.58%
  • Return on Equity: -36.88%
  • Return on Assets: 18.32%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -1.03%
  • Current Ratio: 1.21%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.21%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.50)
Consensus Price Target: $80.75 (7.39% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/28/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingNeutral -> Neutral$85.00N/AView Rating Details
9/23/2016Citigroup IncReiterated RatingSell$70.00N/AView Rating Details
9/6/2016Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$80.00N/AView Rating Details
7/29/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetUnderweight$84.00 -> $88.00N/AView Rating Details
7/27/2015Topeka Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetBuy$72.00 -> $90.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 3/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
Earnings by Quarter for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
Earnings History by Quarter for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/9/2017Q416$0.88$0.92$282.97 million$286.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.87$0.93$287.08 million$287.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.86$0.91$284.34 million$286.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.83$0.85$277.77 million$281.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2016Q415$0.78$0.79$270.07 million$273.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.77$0.78$265.26 million$265.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.75$0.74$261.89 million$263.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.75$0.74$259.00 million$258.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414$0.72$0.70$256.70 million$255.92 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.69$0.70$253.46 million$255.02 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.64$0.68$251.69 million$250.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.63$0.64$248.98 million$248.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q413$0.28$0.65$244.77 million$246.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.56$0.59$240.52 million$244.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.55$0.58$237.14 million$239.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.54$0.58$232.60 million$236.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2013Q4 2012$0.51$0.59$229.28 million$230.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$0.49$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.45$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.43$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2012$0.41$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.37$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.35$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.32$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$0.30$0.31ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.86 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.21 EPS


Dividend History for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.92%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/2/2016Timothy TomlinsonDirectorSell1,477$85.30$125,988.10View SEC Filing  
4/29/2016Berkshire Hathaway IncMajor ShareholderSell32,255$89.30$2,880,371.50View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Timothy TomlinsonDirectorSell1,350$81.48$109,998.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2015Jamie S GorelickDirectorBuy1,000$64.19$64,190.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2015Timothy TomlinsonDirectorSell8,884$60.81$540,236.04View SEC Filing  
11/13/2014Kathleen A CoteDirectorSell3,546$60.07$213,008.22View SEC Filing  
10/30/2014Richard H GoshornSVPSell12,940$58.58$758,025.20View SEC Filing  
10/28/2014John D RoachDirectorSell20,432$58.81$1,201,605.92View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014Richard GoshornSVPSell7,832$56.01$438,670.32View SEC Filing  
2/19/2014John RoachDirectorSell11,000$55.53$610,830.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Roger H/Ca MooreDirectorSell19,432$56.76$1,102,960.32View SEC Filing  
11/4/2013Richard H GoshornSVPSell41,563$54.25$2,254,792.75View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013Richard GoshornSVPSell6,581$48.54$319,441.74View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013John D RoachDirectorSell2,000$48.39$96,780.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2013Timothy TomlinsonDirectorSell4,200$47.46$199,332.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Richard H GoshornSVPSell8,620$48.27$416,087.40View SEC Filing  
2/5/2013William L ChenevichDirectorSell8,000$44.83$358,640.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2012Roger H/Ca MooreDirectorSell44,883$46.38$2,081,673.54View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
Latest Headlines for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
DateHeadline logoMillions of USAA members adopting biometric authentication over passwords - March 16 at 8:34 PM logoFive Stocks Breaking Out of Weekly Technical Chart Patterns - March 13 at 8:16 AM logoThe Internet Gatekeeper Is A Buy - March 8 at 12:19 AM logoInternet Grows to 329.3 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Fourth Quarter of 2016 - February 28 at 8:11 PM logoFirst Week of May 19th Options Trading For Verisign - February 25 at 4:17 AM logoVERISIGN INC/CA Financials - February 23 at 11:45 PM logoVERISIGN INC/CA Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - February 17 at 5:06 PM logoVerisign Announces 3.25% Junior Subordinated Convertible Debentures Due 2037 to Pay Contingent Interest - February 17 at 6:50 AM logoPost Earnings Coverage as Zillow's Revenue Soared 34% - February 13 at 9:55 AM logoVeriSign (VRSN) Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - February 10 at 6:30 AM logoQ4 2016 Verisign Inc Earnings Release - 4:05 pm ET - February 10 at 6:30 AM logoVerisign Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results - February 10 at 6:30 AM logo4:09 pm VeriSign beats by $0.04, beats on revs; approves an additional authorization for share repurchases of about $641 mln - February 10 at 6:30 AM logoVERISIGN INC/CA Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition - February 10 at 6:30 AM logoEdited Transcript of VRSN earnings conference call or presentation 9-Feb-17 9:30pm GMT - February 10 at 6:30 AM logoWill VeriSign (VRSN) Surprise Earnings Estimates in Q4? - February 8 at 1:41 AM logoShort Sellers Drawn To These Five Warren Buffett Holdings - January 27 at 6:39 AM logo5 Warren Buffett Holdings Attracting Short Sellers - January 13 at 5:44 AM


Frequently Asked Questions for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)

What is Verisign's stock symbol?

Verisign trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VRSN."

How were Verisign's earnings last quarter?

Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 9th. The company reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.04. The business earned $286 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $282.97 million. Verisign had a net margin of 38.58% and a negative return on equity of 36.88%. Verisign's revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.79 EPS.

When will Verisign make its next earnings announcement?

Verisign is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 26th 2017.

Where is Verisign's stock going? Where will Verisign's stock price be in 2017?

4 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Verisign's shares. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $88.00. On average, they expect Verisign's stock price to reach $80.75 in the next twelve months.

Who owns Verisign stock?

Verisign's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Renaissance Technologies LLC (4.14%), Investec Asset Management LTD (2.13%), Norges Bank (1.17%), Guggenheim Capital LLC (0.67%), Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership (0.65%) and Two Sigma Investments LP (0.58%). Company insiders that own Verisign stock include Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Jamie S Gorelick and Timothy Tomlinson.

Who sold Verisign stock? Who is selling Verisign stock?

Verisign's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, AQR Capital Management LLC, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC, Capital Guardian Trust Co. and Two Sigma Investments LP. Company insiders that have sold Verisign stock in the last year include Berkshire Hathaway Inc and Timothy Tomlinson.

Who bought Verisign stock? Who is buying Verisign stock?

Verisign's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Investec Asset Management LTD, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Marshall Wace LLP, Numeric Investors LLC, Elkfork Partners LLC and Oxford Asset Management.

How do I buy Verisign stock?

Shares of Verisign can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Verisign stock cost?

One share of Verisign stock can currently be purchased for approximately $87.19.

Verisign (VRSN) Chart for Saturday, March, 25, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/25/2017 by Staff