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
Solid track record with imperfect balance sheet.
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.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
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.
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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Is VeriSign undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
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.
How is VeriSign forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
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
How has VeriSign performed over the past 5 years?
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.
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).
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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jim Bidzos (65 yo)
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.
Experienced Management: VRSN's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: VRSN's board of directors are considered experienced (9 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
VeriSign, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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
- VeriSign, Inc.
- 12061 Bluemont Way
- United States
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
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