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Market Cap

US$23.0b

Last Updated

2021/04/13 22:15 UTC

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Executive Summary

VeriSign, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides domain name registry services and internet infrastructure that enables internet navigation for various recognized domain names worldwide. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record with imperfect balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has VeriSign's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: VRSN is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: VRSN's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.2%

VRSN

3.1%

US IT

1.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

0.4%

VRSN

58.4%

US IT

53.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: VRSN underperformed the US IT industry which returned 62.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VRSN underperformed the US Market which returned 57.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

VRSNIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.2%3.1%1.3%
30 Day9.1%2.9%2.8%
90 Day2.9%6.6%6.6%
1 Year0.4%0.4%60.0%58.4%56.6%53.9%
3 Year63.2%63.2%104.6%96.9%62.7%52.3%
5 Year131.1%131.1%208.0%187.2%120.5%95.9%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is VeriSign's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is VeriSign undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

28.97x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: VRSN ($203.72) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($153.83)

Significantly Below Fair Value: VRSN is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VRSN is good value based on its PE Ratio (28.8x) compared to the US IT industry average (35.6x).

PE vs Market: VRSN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.8x) compared to the US market (22.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: VRSN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (6x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VRSN has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US IT industry average.


Future Growth

How is VeriSign forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

4.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: VRSN's forecast earnings growth (4.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: VRSN's earnings (4.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (18.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: VRSN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: VRSN's revenue (7.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: VRSN's revenue (7.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if VRSN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has VeriSign performed over the past 5 years?

15.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VRSN has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: VRSN's current net profit margins (64.4%) are higher than last year (49.9%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VRSN's earnings have grown by 15.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: VRSN's earnings growth over the past year (32.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (15.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: VRSN earnings growth over the past year (32.7%) exceeded the IT industry 8.4%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: VRSN's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


Financial Health

How is VeriSign's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VRSN has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: VRSN has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VRSN has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: VRSN's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.

Debt Coverage: VRSN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (40.8%).

Interest Coverage: VRSN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is VeriSign current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VRSN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VRSN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VRSN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VRSN's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of VRSN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

6.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jim Bidzos (65 yo)

9.67yrs

Tenure

US$9,024,073

Compensation

Mr. D. James Bidzos, also known as Jim, is the Founder of VeriSign, Inc. and has been its Executive Chairman since August 17, 2009 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since August 1, 2011 and served a...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD9.02M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.98M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: VRSN's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: VRSN's board of directors are considered experienced (9 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: VRSN insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

VeriSign, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: VeriSign, Inc.
  • Ticker: VRSN
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1995
  • Industry: Internet Services and Infrastructure
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$23.040b
  • Shares outstanding: 113.09m
  • Website: https://www.verisign.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • VeriSign, Inc.
  • 12061 Bluemont Way
  • Reston
  • Virginia
  • 20190
  • United States

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Biography

VeriSign, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides domain name registry services and internet infrastructure that enables internet navigation for various recognized domain names worldwide. It enables...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/04/13 22:15
End of Day Share Price2021/04/13 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.