VeriSign Company Profile (NASDAQ:VRSN)

About VeriSign (NASDAQ: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 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:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: IT Services & Consulting
  • Sub-Industry: Internet Software & Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:VRSN
  • CUSIP: 92343E10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $10.89 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 99,920,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $105.97
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $96.80
  • 52 Week Range: $75.71 - $110.82
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 29.69
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 25.28
  • P/E Growth: 3.40
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.15 billion
  • Price / Sales: 9.47
  • Book Value: ($12.01) per share
  • Price / Book: -9.07
  • EBITDA: $747.69 million
  • Net Margins: 39.92%
  • Return on Equity: -36.99%
  • Return on Assets: 18.95%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -1.03%
  • Current Ratio: 1.21%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.21%
  • Average Volume: 689,222 shs.
  • Beta: 1.19
  • Short Ratio: 15.42

Frequently Asked Questions for VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN)

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 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Monday, April 10th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $641,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 7.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were VeriSign's earnings last quarter?

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.06. The company earned $289 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $287.47 million. VeriSign had a net margin of 39.92% and a negative return on equity of 36.99%. VeriSign's quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.91 EPS. View VeriSign's Earnings History.

When will VeriSign make its next earnings announcement?

VeriSign is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for VeriSign.

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

3 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for VeriSign's stock. Their predictions range from $94.00 to $105.00. On average, they anticipate VeriSign's share price to reach $99.50 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for VeriSign.

Who are some of VeriSign's key competitors?

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
  • George E. Kilguss III, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Todd B. Strubbe, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Thomas C. Indelicarto J.D., Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Louis A. Simpson, Lead Independent Director
  • Kathleen A. Cote, Independent Director
  • Thomas F. Frist III, Independent Director
  • Jamie S. Gorelick J.D., Independent Director
  • Roger H. Moore, Independent Director

Who owns VeriSign stock?

VeriSign's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.05%), Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (0.01%) and Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.01%). 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 Mutual of America Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold VeriSign 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 Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. and Assenagon Asset Management S.A.. 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 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 $108.94.

MarketBeat Community Rating for VeriSign (NASDAQ VRSN)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  173 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  232 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  405
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about VeriSign and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $99.50 (8.67% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
Price Target History for VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
Analysts' Ratings History for VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/6/2017Robert W. BairdSet Price TargetHold$105.00N/AView Rating Details
7/3/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$94.00LowView Rating Details
4/12/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeSell -> NeutralMediumView Rating Details
7/29/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetUnderweight$84.00 -> $88.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/20/2015 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
10/25/2017$1.01N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017$0.99$1.05$287.47 million$289.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2017Q1 2017$0.86$0.86$284.70 million$288.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $3.97 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.31 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
8/22/2017Kathleen A CoteDirectorSell1,500$99.94$149,910.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2017Timothy TomlinsonDirectorSell1,240$101.00$125,240.00View SEC Filing  
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 logoVeriSign (VRSN) versus Zix Corporation (ZIXI) Financial Survey - October 20 at 2:28 AM logoVeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Wednesday - October 18 at 3:22 AM logoComparing VeriSign (VRSN) and PFSweb (PFSW) - October 11 at 10:12 PM logoVeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Given "Hold" Rating at Robert W. Baird - October 7 at 12:24 AM logo$291.59 Million in Sales Expected for VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) This Quarter - October 5 at 12:40 PM logoVerisign to Report Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results - October 3 at 2:40 PM logoVerisign to Report Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results - October 3 at 2:40 PM logoVeriSign (VRSN) versus Its Peers Critical Contrast - October 2 at 2:26 PM logoVeriSign (VRSN) vs. The Competition Financial Survey - September 23 at 12:26 AM logoVerisign Announces Results of the Registered Exchange Offer for Its 4.750% Senior Notes Due 2027 - Business Wire (press release) - September 20 at 1:32 AM logoVerisign Announces Results of the Registered Exchange Offer for Its 4.750% Senior Notes Due 2027 - September 19 at 8:30 PM logoVeriSign (VRSN) Reveals Q2 Domain Name Registration Numbers - Nasdaq - September 19 at 3:27 PM logoVeriSign (VRSN) Reveals Q2 Domain Name Registration Numbers - September 19 at 9:26 AM logoCritical Survey: VeriSign (VRSN) versus Accenture PLC (ACN) - September 18 at 6:34 AM logoHead-To-Head Survey: VeriSign (VRSN) vs. Covisint Corp (COVS) - September 17 at 8:32 PM logo Analysts Expect VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $291.59 Million - September 16 at 7:44 AM logoInternet Grows to 331.9 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Second Quarter of 2017 - September 15 at 11:09 AM logoVeriSign (VRSN) vs. Globant (GLOB) Head-To-Head Comparison - September 10 at 2:38 PM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: Guidance Software (GUID) vs. VeriSign (VRSN) - September 7 at 8:28 PM logoAnalyzing Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS) & VeriSign (VRSN) - September 2 at 10:24 PM logoVeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Robert W. Baird - September 1 at 2:16 PM logoTechnical Insights on Internet Stocks -- Blucora, Match, VeriSign, and Bitauto - August 28 at 7:36 AM logoVeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Director Sells $149,910.00 in Stock - August 23 at 8:04 PM logoWarren Buffett's Stake In The Internet: VeriSign - August 22 at 7:46 AM logoVerisign Commences Registered Exchange Offer for its 4.750% Senior Notes due 2027 - August 17 at 9:06 AM logoVerisign Announces 3.25% Junior Subordinated Convertible Debentures Due 2037 to Pay Contingent Interest - Business Wire (press release) - August 16 at 1:49 AM logoETFs with exposure to VeriSign, Inc. : August 14, 2017 - August 15 at 8:08 AM logoIHS Markit Score Update: Drop in demand for ETFs holding Verisign Inc is a negative sign for its shares - August 10 at 3:41 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Verisign Inc. - August 10 at 9:31 AM logoVeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.90 Per Share - August 8 at 4:30 PM logoSymantec to sell Web certificates business to Thoma Bravo: sources - Reuters - August 4 at 9:48 AM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Akamai Reported Better than Expected Revenue and Earnings Results - August 3 at 8:39 AM logoTimothy Tomlinson Sells 1,240 Shares of VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Stock - August 2 at 8:52 PM logoVeriSign, Inc. :VRSN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : July 31, 2017 - August 1 at 7:37 AM logoVeriSign (VRSN) Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - July 29 at 8:31 AM logoVeriSign (VRSN) Beats on Q2 Earnings, Ups '17 Revenue View - July 29 at 8:31 AM logoVerisign Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - July 28 at 9:47 AM logoVeriSign beats 2Q profit forecasts - July 28 at 9:47 AM logoEdited Transcript of VRSN earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 8:30pm GMT - July 28 at 9:47 AM logoVeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) Issues Earnings Results - July 27 at 9:43 PM logoWhat's in the Cards for VeriSign (VRSN) in Q2 Earnings? - July 25 at 8:20 AM logo$286.89 Million in Sales Expected for VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) This Quarter - July 21 at 5:47 PM logoVeriSign (VRSN) Reveals Q1 Domain Name Registration Numbers - July 21 at 8:30 AM logoVeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday - July 20 at 7:46 AM logoInternet Grows to 330.6 Million Domain Name Registrations in the First Quarter of 2017 - July 19 at 9:10 AM logoVeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - July 18 at 1:53 PM logoVeriSign Hits 52-Week High on Strong Security Product Demand - Nasdaq - July 14 at 10:05 PM logoVeriSign Hits 52-Week High on Strong Security Product Demand - July 14 at 5:03 PM logoWhy You Shouldn't Bet Against VeriSign (VRSN) Stock - July 14 at 9:50 AM logoWhy You Shouldn't Bet Against VeriSign (VRSN) Stock - July 14 at 9:50 AM



VeriSign (VRSN) Chart for Friday, October, 20, 2017

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