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, 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: IT Services & Consulting - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Internet Software & Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:VRSN
  • CUSIP: 92343E10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $9.52 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 101,475,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $90.79
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $85.19
  • 52 Week Range: $74.01 - $93.92
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.21
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.76
  • P/E Growth: 2.96
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.15 billion
  • Price / Sales: 8.27
  • Book Value: ($11.66) per share
  • Price / Book: -8.04
  • EBIDTA: $751.48 million
  • Net Margins: 39.13%
  • Return on Equity: -36.75%
  • Return on Assets: 18.59%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -1.04%
  • Current Ratio: 1.21%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.21%
  • Average Volume: 769,325 shs.
  • Beta: 1.24
  • Short Ratio: 16.67

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 initiated a share repurchase plan on Monday, April 10th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $641,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy up to 7.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.86. The business had revenue of $288.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $284.70 million. VeriSign had a net margin of 39.13% and a negative return on equity of 36.75%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.85 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 Wednesday, July, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for VeriSign.

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

4 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for VeriSign's stock. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $94.00. On average, they expect VeriSign's stock price to reach $84.25 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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.37%), BlackRock Inc. (7.59%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (4.04%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (3.23%), Investec Asset Management LTD (2.21%) and First Trust Advisors LP (0.97%). Company insiders that own VeriSign stock include Berkshire Hathaway Inc 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 Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., Janus Capital Management LLC, Gotham Asset Management LLC, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, NorthCoast Asset Management LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC and Roosevelt Investment Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for VeriSign.

Who bought VeriSign stock? Who is buying VeriSign stock?

VeriSign's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Gruss Capital Management LP, Strs Ohio, WINTON GROUP Ltd, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Baird Financial Group Inc., Boston Partners and Columbia Wanger Asset Management 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 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 $93.77.

MarketBeat Community Rating for VeriSign (NASDAQ VRSN)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  125 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  169 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  294
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.75)
Consensus Price Target: $84.25 (10.15% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/12/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeSell -> NeutralMediumView Rating Details
4/3/2017Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$89.00 -> $94.00LowView Rating Details
2/28/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingNeutral -> Neutral$85.00N/AView Rating Details
7/29/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost 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 6/28/2015 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
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: $3.95 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
8/2/2016Timothy 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, Inc. (VRSN) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $287.06 Million - June 25 at 10:08 AM logo$0.89 EPS Expected for VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) This Quarter - June 23 at 8:36 AM logoVeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - June 22 at 4:44 PM logoVeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Lifted to Strong-Buy at BidaskClub - June 22 at 3:32 PM logoVeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - June 14 at 2:18 PM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) to Hold - June 12 at 3:06 PM logoVeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) - June 9 at 2:10 AM logoVRSN Crosses Above Average Analyst Target - June 6 at 1:51 AM logoETFs with exposure to VeriSign, Inc. : June 5, 2017 - June 6 at 1:51 AM logoVerisign, Inc. (VRSN) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research - June 5 at 3:06 PM logoVerisign, Inc. (VRSN) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - June 2 at 1:50 PM logo Analysts Expect Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $287.49 Million - June 1 at 1:18 PM logoVerisign, Inc. (VRSN) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - May 30 at 10:14 PM logoVerisign, Inc. (VRSN) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.89 Per Share - May 30 at 9:14 AM logoWhy Is VeriSign (VRSN) Up 1.8% Since the Last Earnings Report? - Nasdaq - May 30 at 7:19 AM logoWhy Is VeriSign (VRSN) Up 1.8% Since the Last Earnings Report? - May 30 at 7:19 AM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) to Hold - May 26 at 1:34 PM logo4 Safe Cybersecurity Stocks: VRSN, NICE, QLYS, MIME - May 23 at 7:59 PM logoVeriSign, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VRSN-US : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 1:40 PM logo5 Stocks to Buy for Explosive Earnings Acceleration - May 17 at 9:26 AM logoVerisign, Inc. (VRSN) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $287.49 Million - May 6 at 9:03 AM logoETFs with exposure to VeriSign, Inc. : May 4, 2017 - May 5 at 3:27 AM logoVerisign (VRSN) Earns Daily News Impact Score of 0.24 - May 4 at 4:44 PM logoVerisign, Inc. (VRSN) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.89 Per Share - May 4 at 11:23 AM logoVeriSign, Inc. :VRSN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 3, 2017 - May 3 at 6:53 PM logoVerisign, Inc. (VRSN) Raised to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research - May 2 at 10:58 AM logoPositive Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Verisign (VRSN) Stock Price - May 1 at 3:30 PM logoVeriSign (VRSN) Q1 Earnings In Line, Revenues Beat Estimates - April 29 at 1:01 AM logoVerisign (VRSN) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds - April 28 at 1:36 PM logoVerisign Inc. Q1 Income Climbs 6% - Nasdaq - April 28 at 10:32 AM logoEdited Transcript of VRSN earnings conference call or presentation 27-Apr-17 8:30pm GMT - April 28 at 10:32 AM logoVerisign, Inc. (VRSN) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.02 EPS - April 28 at 1:03 AM logoVeriSign (VRSN) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - April 27 at 11:06 PM logoVerisign Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - April 27 at 11:06 PM logoVeriSign beats Street 1Q forecasts - April 27 at 11:06 PM logoInvestor Network: VeriSign, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - April 27 at 11:48 AM logoVeriSign (VRSN) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards? - Yahoo Finance - April 26 at 8:22 AM logoVeriSign (VRSN) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards? - April 25 at 7:30 PM logoVeriSign (VRSN) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards? - April 25 at 7:30 PM logoVery Favorable Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Verisign (VRSN) Share Price - April 24 at 10:22 AM logoVerisign (VRSN) Given Media Impact Rating of -0.12 - April 21 at 5:48 PM logoVeriSign Stock Repurchase Capacity - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ ... - Seeking Alpha - April 19 at 8:18 AM logoVerisign (VRSN) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.07 - April 18 at 1:18 PM logo Analysts Anticipate Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $286.66 Million - April 15 at 9:15 AM logoVerisign (VRSN) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.27 - April 15 at 8:02 AM logoCitigroup Inc Upgrades Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) to "Neutral" - April 13 at 11:14 PM logo Brokerages Expect Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) to Post $0.86 EPS - April 13 at 11:25 AM logoStock Buyback Plan Initiated by Verisign (VRSN) - April 10 at 9:22 AM logoAccenture Completes Acquisition of iDefense Security Intelligence Services, Expands Ability to Provide Clients with Faster, More Complete Threat Intelligence - April 3 at 8:39 PM logoVerisign to Report First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - April 3 at 8:39 PM



VeriSign (VRSN) Chart for Wednesday, June, 28, 2017

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