About Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
VeriSign, 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 and Managed DNS Services. DDoS Protection Services supports online business continuity by providing monitoring and mitigation services against DDoS attacks. Managed DNS Services is a hosting service that delivers DNS resolution for the availability of Web-based systems.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry IT Services & Consulting
Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services
SectorComputer and Technology
Trailing P/E Ratio32.05
Forward P/E Ratio28.78
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.17 billion
Price / Sales9.64
Cash Flow$5.12 per share
Price / Cash22.61
Book Value($12.98) per share
Price / Book-8.91
Net Income$457.24 million
Return on Equity-36.88%
Return on Assets17.13%
Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Verisign's stock symbol?
Verisign trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VRSN."
How will Verisign's stock buyback program work?
Verisign announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Saturday, February 10th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $586,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.
How were Verisign's earnings last quarter?
Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) announced its earnings results on Thursday, February, 8th. The information services provider reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.01. The information services provider had revenue of $295.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $294.93 million. Verisign had a negative return on equity of 36.88% and a net margin of 39.25%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.92 earnings per share. View Verisign's Earnings History.
When will Verisign make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Verisign's stock going? Where will Verisign's stock price be in 2018?
3 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Verisign's stock. Their predictions range from $103.00 to $111.00. On average, they anticipate Verisign's share price to reach $106.33 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Verisign.
Who are some of Verisign's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Verisign include CGI Group (GIB), Total System Services (TSS), Akamai Technologies (AKAM), CDW (CDW), Gartner (IT), IMS Health (IMS), Qihoo 360 Technology (QIHU), Amdocs (DOX), Godaddy (GDDY), Jack Henry & Associates (JKHY), F5 Networks (FFIV), Fortinet (FTNT), CSRA (CSRA), Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS), LogMeIn (LOGM), EPAM Systems (EPAM), Aspen Technology (AZPN) and Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH).
Who are Verisign's key executives?
Verisign's management team includes the folowing people:
- D James Bidzos, Executive Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer (Age 62)
- George E. Kilguss III, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President (Age 56)
- Todd B. Strubbe, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President (Age 53)
- Thomas C. Indelicarto J.D., Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary (Age 53)
- Louis A. Simpson, Lead Independent Director (Age 80)
- Kathleen A. Cote, Independent Director (Age 68)
- Thomas F. Frist III, Independent Director (Age 49)
- Jamie S. Gorelick J.D., Independent Director (Age 66)
- Roger H. Moore, Independent Director (Age 75)
Who owns Verisign stock?
Verisign's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.65%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (6.99%), Investec Asset Management LTD (2.56%), APG Asset Management N.V. (2.08%), Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership (1.77%) and First Trust Advisors LP (1.39%). Company insiders that own Verisign stock include Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Kathleen A Cote and Timothy Tomlinson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Verisign.
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 Deutsche Bank AG, American Century Companies Inc., Two Sigma Advisers LP, Bridger Management LLC, Strs Ohio, Quantitative Investment Management LLC, Gruss Capital Management LP and Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC.. Company insiders that have sold Verisign company stock in the last year include Kathleen A Cote and Timothy Tomlinson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisign.
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 Renaissance Technologies LLC, APG Asset Management N.V., Bank of Montreal Can, BlackRock Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, PGGM Investments, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership and Guggenheim Capital LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Verisign.
How do I buy Verisign stock?
Shares of Verisign can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Verisign's stock price today?
One share of Verisign stock can currently be purchased for approximately $115.70.
How big of a company is Verisign?
Verisign has a market capitalization of $11.30 billion and generates $1.17 billion in revenue each year. The information services provider earns $457.24 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.69 on an earnings per share basis. Verisign employs 990 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Verisign?
Verisign's mailing address is 12061 Bluemont Way, Reston VA, 20190. The information services provider can be reached via phone at 703-948-3200 or via email at [email protected]
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Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
Verisign (NASDAQ VRSN) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|2/8/2018||Q4 2017||$0.97||$0.96||$294.93 million||$295.50 million||View||Listen|
|10/26/2017||Q3 2017||$0.97||$1.00||$290.90 million||$292.40 million||View||N/A|
|7/27/2017||Q2 2017||$0.99||$1.05||$287.47 million||$289.00 million||View||N/A|
|4/27/2017||Q1 2017||$0.86||$0.86||$284.70 million||$288.60 million||View||N/A|
|2/9/2017||Q416||$0.88||$0.92||$282.97 million||$286.00 million||View||Listen|
|10/27/2016||Q316||$0.87||$0.93||$287.08 million||$287.60 million||View||Listen|
|7/28/2016||Q216||$0.86||$0.91||$284.34 million||$286.00 million||View||Listen|
|4/28/2016||Q116||$0.83||$0.85||$277.77 million||$281.90 million||View||Listen|
|2/11/2016||Q415||$0.78||$0.79||$270.07 million||$273.00 million||View||Listen|
|10/22/2015||Q315||$0.77||$0.78||$265.26 million||$265.80 million||View||Listen|
|7/23/2015||Q215||$0.75||$0.74||$261.89 million||$263.00 million||View||Listen|
|4/23/2015||Q115||$0.75||$0.74||$259.00 million||$258.40 million||View||N/A|
|2/5/2015||Q414||$0.72||$0.70||$256.70 million||$255.92 million||View||N/A|
|10/23/2014||Q314||$0.69||$0.70||$253.46 million||$255.02 million||View||Listen|
|7/24/2014||Q214||$0.64||$0.68||$251.69 million||$250.40 million||View||N/A|
|4/24/2014||Q114||$0.63||$0.64||$248.98 million||$248.80 million||View||N/A|
|2/6/2014||Q413||$0.28||$0.65||$244.77 million||$246.00 million||View||N/A|
|10/24/2013||Q313||$0.56||$0.59||$240.52 million||$244.00 million||View||N/A|
|7/25/2013||Q2 2013||$0.55||$0.58||$237.14 million||$239.00 million||View||N/A|
|4/25/2013||Q1 2013||$0.54||$0.58||$232.60 million||$236.50 million||View||N/A|
|1/24/2013||Q4 2012||$0.51||$0.59||$229.28 million||$230.20 million||View||N/A|
Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) Earnings Estimates
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.02 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.43 EPS
Dividend History for Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Verisign (NASDAQ VRSN) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.92%
Verisign (NASDAQ VRSN) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|8/22/2017||Kathleen A Cote||Director||Sell||1,500||$99.94||$149,910.00||38,294|| |
|8/1/2017||Timothy Tomlinson||Director||Sell||1,240||$101.00||$125,240.00|| |
|8/2/2016||Timothy Tomlinson||Director||Sell||1,477||$85.30||$125,988.10|| |
|4/29/2016||Berkshire Hathaway Inc||Major Shareholder||Sell||32,255||$89.30||$2,880,371.50|| |
|2/17/2016||Timothy Tomlinson||Director||Sell||1,350||$81.48||$109,998.00|| |
|4/29/2015||Jamie S Gorelick||Director||Buy||1,000||$64.19||$64,190.00|| |
|2/11/2015||Timothy Tomlinson||Director||Sell||8,884||$60.81||$540,236.04|| |
|11/13/2014||Kathleen A Cote||Director||Sell||3,546||$60.07||$213,008.22|| |
|10/30/2014||Richard H Goshorn||SVP||Sell||12,940||$58.58||$758,025.20|| |
|10/28/2014||John D Roach||Director||Sell||20,432||$58.81||$1,201,605.92|| |
|3/5/2014||Richard Goshorn||SVP||Sell||7,832||$56.01||$438,670.32||85,528|| |
|2/19/2014||John Roach||Director||Sell||11,000||$55.53||$610,830.00||12,679|| |
|12/4/2013||Roger H/Ca Moore||Director||Sell||19,432||$56.76||$1,102,960.32||21,464|| |
|11/4/2013||Richard H Goshorn||SVP||Sell||41,563||$54.25||$2,254,792.75|| |
|8/6/2013||Richard Goshorn||SVP||Sell||6,581||$48.54||$319,441.74||96,437|| |
|8/1/2013||John D Roach||Director||Sell||2,000||$48.39||$96,780.00|| |
|7/30/2013||Timothy Tomlinson||Director||Sell||4,200||$47.46||$199,332.00|| |
|5/22/2013||Richard H Goshorn||SVP||Sell||8,620||$48.27||$416,087.40|| |
|2/5/2013||William L Chenevich||Director||Sell||8,000||$44.83||$358,640.00|| |
|8/10/2012||Roger H/Ca Moore||Director||Sell||44,883||$46.38||$2,081,673.54|| |
Verisign (NASDAQ VRSN) News Headlines
|VeriSign, Inc. -- Moody's affirms VeriSign's Ba2 CFR; downgrades unsecured notes to Ba2 following convertible notes redemption|
finance.yahoo.com - February 21 at 5:38 PM
|Today’s Research Reports on Trending Tickers: VeriSign and Texas Instruments|
finance.yahoo.com - February 20 at 5:58 PM
|VeriSign Inc (VRSN) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 8:03 AM
|Recent VRSN News|
www.bloomberg.com - February 16 at 5:27 PM
|Verisign Announces 3.25% Junior Subordinated Convertible Debentures Due 2037 to Pay Contingent Interest|
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 5:27 PM
|Internet Grows to 332.4 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Fourth Quarter of 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - February 15 at 5:31 PM
|Verisign Reaches Analyst Target Price|
www.nasdaq.com - February 12 at 3:33 PM
|VeriSign (VRSN) Q4 Earnings Miss Estimates, Revenues Beat|
finance.yahoo.com - February 12 at 3:33 PM
|Verisign (VRSN) Board Authorizes Share Buyback Plan|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 10 at 11:28 AM
|Verisign (VRSN) Lifted to "Buy" at BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 10 at 7:30 AM
|The Biggest Takeaways From Verisign's Q4|
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 3:41 PM
|How Margin Fluctuations Can Impact Oracle's Valuation|
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 3:41 PM
|VeriSign's (VRSN) CEO Jim Bidzos on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings ... - Seeking Alpha|
seekingalpha.com - February 9 at 8:00 AM
|Verisign Inc. Q4 Earnings Climb - Nasdaq.com - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - February 9 at 8:00 AM
|Verisign Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results|
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 8:00 AM
|VeriSign misses 4Q profit forecasts|
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 8:00 AM
|Verisign (VRSN) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.01 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 8 at 10:08 PM
|VeriSign, Inc. to Host Earnings Call|
finance.yahoo.com - February 8 at 3:32 PM
|What To Expect From Verisign's Q4|
finance.yahoo.com - February 8 at 7:51 AM
| Brokerages Expect Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $294.77 Million|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 7 at 1:44 AM
|What to Expect From VeriSign (VRSN) This Earnings Season? - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - February 6 at 3:32 PM
|What to Expect From VeriSign (VRSN) This Earnings Season?|
finance.yahoo.com - February 6 at 3:32 PM
|Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) Will Announce Earnings of $0.97 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 5 at 11:14 PM
|Critical Analysis: Verisign (VRSN) and Mantech International (MANT)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 1 at 5:12 AM
|How Much Do Changes In Domain Registrations Impact Verisign's Value?|
finance.yahoo.com - January 31 at 3:32 PM
|Verisign (VRSN) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 31 at 3:04 AM
|VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in Celebration of Its Twentieth Listing ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)|
globenewswire.com - January 30 at 3:33 PM
|Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY) and Verisign (VRSN) Critical Survey|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 23 at 1:18 PM
|Agree To Buy Verisign At $110, Earn 5.9% Annualized Using Options|
www.nasdaq.com - January 22 at 3:41 PM
|Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $294.77 Million|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 22 at 12:32 PM
|Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) Will Post Earnings of $0.97 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 20 at 3:16 AM
|Verisign (VRSN) Downgraded to "Hold" at BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 12 at 12:40 AM
|$294.77 Million in Sales Expected for Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) This Quarter|
www.americanbankingnews.com - January 5 at 12:58 PM
|Verisign to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results|
finance.yahoo.com - January 2 at 5:06 PM
|The Biggest Loser: VeriSign Drops 4.4%|
finance.yahoo.com - January 2 at 5:06 PM
|Verisign (VRSN) Raised to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 26 at 3:38 PM
|Warren Buffett's Top 3 Stocks of 2017 Will Surprise You|
finance.yahoo.com - December 23 at 5:42 PM
|Verisign (VRSN) & DST Systems (DST) Head to Head Comparison|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 23 at 5:24 PM
|VeriSign (VRSN) Reveals Q3 Domain Name Registration Numbers - Nasdaq|
www.nasdaq.com - December 20 at 4:22 PM
|VeriSign (VRSN) Reveals Q3 Domain Name Registration Numbers|
www.zacks.com - December 20 at 10:37 AM
|Third Quarter of 2017 Closes with 330.7 Million Domain Name Registrations on the Internet|
finance.yahoo.com - December 20 at 10:37 AM
|Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $294.95 Million|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 19 at 9:56 AM
|Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) to Post $0.97 EPS|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 17 at 3:20 PM
|Contrasting Teradata (TDC) and Verisign (VRSN)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - December 17 at 1:50 AM
|ETFs with exposure to VeriSign, Inc. : December 12, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - December 12 at 4:39 PM
|What Has Driven Verisign's Stock Rally This Year?|
finance.yahoo.com - November 30 at 11:13 AM
|VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.97 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 29 at 9:12 AM
|Why Is VeriSign (VRSN) Up 7.3% Since the Last Earnings Report?|
finance.yahoo.com - November 28 at 11:38 AM
|ETFs with exposure to VeriSign, Inc. : November 27, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - November 28 at 11:37 AM
|VeriSign Target of Unusually High Options Trading (VRSN)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 20 at 3:56 AM
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