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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.02
NAS:VRSN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
77% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. NAS:VRSN: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:VRSN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 4.41 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.02
Equity to Asset -0.49
NAS:VRSN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. NAS:VRSN: -0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:VRSN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.49  Med: 0.6 Max: 0.97
Current: -0.49
-0.49
0.97
Interest Coverage 5.54
NAS:VRSN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
89% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 256.49 vs. NAS:VRSN: 5.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:VRSN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 4.51 Max: 9.11
Current: 5.54
1.47
9.11
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: -8.02
M-Score: -3.16
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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Operating margin (%) 59.25
NAS:VRSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. NAS:VRSN: 59.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:VRSN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29  Med: 38.4 Max: 59.25
Current: 59.25
-29
59.25
Net-margin (%) 37.47
NAS:VRSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. NAS:VRSN: 37.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:VRSN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66.96  Med: 36.03 Max: 122.1
Current: 37.47
-66.96
122.1
ROA (%) 17.07
NAS:VRSN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. NAS:VRSN: 17.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:VRSN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.32  Med: 13.14 Max: 33.82
Current: 17.07
-11.32
33.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 224.38
NAS:VRSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 31.91 vs. NAS:VRSN: 224.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:VRSN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.66  Med: 108.47 Max: 224.38
Current: 224.38
-21.66
224.38
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.30
NAS:VRSN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. NAS:VRSN: 14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:VRSN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.9  Med: 15 Max: 118.1
Current: 14.3
-22.9
118.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.00
NAS:VRSN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. NAS:VRSN: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:VRSN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24  Med: 21.2 Max: 264.5
Current: 16
-24
264.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 13.90
NAS:VRSN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. NAS:VRSN: 13.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:VRSN' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.2  Med: 51.65 Max: 549.1
Current: 13.9
-60.2
549.1
» NAS:VRSN's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-10-22)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

VRSN Guru Trades in Q3 2015

John Hussman 75,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 12,985,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
Jim Simons 5,014,076 sh (-0.70%)
Ron Baron 655,052 sh (-2.92%)
Columbia Wanger 775,197 sh (-18.96%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,576 sh (-29.83%)
Joel Greenblatt 442,064 sh (-34.37%)
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Q4 2015

VRSN Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ken Fisher 2,480 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,932 sh (+95.19%)
Warren Buffett 12,985,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 75,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 4,876,476 sh (-2.74%)
Ron Baron 633,931 sh (-3.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 385,995 sh (-12.68%)
Columbia Wanger 596,711 sh (-23.02%)
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Q1 2016

VRSN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Ray Dalio 3,300 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,670 sh (+165.00%)
Columbia Wanger 887,711 sh (+48.77%)
Ron Baron 692,135 sh (+9.18%)
Ken Fisher 2,496 sh (+0.65%)
Warren Buffett 12,985,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Jim Simons 4,164,300 sh (-14.60%)
Joel Greenblatt 69,282 sh (-82.05%)
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Q2 2016

VRSN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

John Hussman 50,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 60,601 sh (+1736.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 244,392 sh (+252.75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,129 sh (+35.74%)
Ken Fisher 2,527 sh (+1.24%)
Warren Buffett 12,952,745 sh (-0.25%)
Ron Baron 683,466 sh (-1.25%)
Jim Simons 4,081,176 sh (-2.00%)
Columbia Wanger 628,469 sh (-29.20%)
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Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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VeriSign Inc is a provider of domain name registry services and internet security, enabling internet navigation for many of the world's recognized domain names and providing protection for websites and enterprises around the world.

VeriSign Inc was incorporated in Delaware on April 12, 1995. The Company is a provider of domain name registry services and internet security, enabling internet navigation for many of the world's recognized domain names and providing protection for websites and enterprises around the world. Its Registry Services ensure the security, stability and resiliency of key Internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains, two of the Internet's root servers, and operation of the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the Internet's Domain Name System. Its product suite also includes Network Intelligence and Availability Services consisting of Distributed Denial of Service Protection Services, Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services and Managed Domain Name System Services. The Company operates in the USA; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Australia, China, India, and other Asia Pacific countries. It faces competition in the domain name registry space from other gTLD and ccTLD registries that are competing for the business of entities and individuals that are seeking to obtain a domain name registration and/or establish a Web presence. It also faces competition from service providers that offer outsourced domain name registration, resolution and other DNS services to organizations that require a reliable and scalable infrastructure. Its competitors are Neustar, Inc., Afilias Limited, ARI Registry Services, Donuts Inc. and RightSide Inc. In addition, to the extent end-users navigate using search engines or social media, as opposed to direct navigation, it may face competition from search engine operators such as Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo!, operators of social networks such as Facebook, and operators of microblogging tools such as Twitter. The Company faces competition in the network intelligence and availability services industry from companies or services such as iSight Partners, IBM X-Force, Secunia ApS, Dell SecureWorks, McAfee, Inc., Akamai Technologies Inc. (including their acquisition of Prolexic Technologies, Inc.), AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., Dyn, Inc., Neustar, Inc., OpenDNS, BlueCat Networks, Inc., Infoblox Inc., Nominum, Inc. and Afilias Limited. The Company is subject to income taxes in both the U.S. and numerous foreign jurisdictions. As a public company, it is subject to the rules and regulations of the SEC.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 24.89
VRSN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 30.23 vs. VRSN: 24.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VRSN' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.54  Med: 22.52 Max: 240.59
Current: 24.89
5.54
240.59
Forward P/E 19.72
VRSN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. VRSN: 19.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.89
VRSN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
62% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 30.28 vs. VRSN: 24.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VRSN' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.2  Med: 30.44 Max: 371.82
Current: 24.89
9.2
371.82
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 18.79
VRSN's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 21.29 vs. VRSN: 18.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
VRSN' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.18  Med: 18.7 Max: 1704.17
Current: 18.79
5.18
1704.17
P/S 9.32
VRSN's P/S is ranked lower than
85% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. VRSN: 9.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VRSN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.85  Med: 8.32 Max: 15.92
Current: 9.32
2.85
15.92
PFCF 16.77
VRSN's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 25.55 vs. VRSN: 16.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VRSN' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.71  Med: 17.21 Max: 4363.75
Current: 16.77
8.71
4363.75
POCF 15.95
VRSN's POCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 19.11 vs. VRSN: 15.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VRSN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 14.36 Max: 88.38
Current: 15.95
6.5
88.38
EV-to-EBIT 12.69
VRSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 19.99 vs. VRSN: 12.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VRSN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -336.1  Med: 16.35 Max: 243.5
Current: 12.69
-336.1
243.5
EV-to-EBITDA 11.64
VRSN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
59% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 15.07 vs. VRSN: 11.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VRSN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.7  Med: 14.4 Max: 308.2
Current: 11.64
9.7
308.2
PEG 1.10
VRSN's PEG is ranked higher than
73% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. VRSN: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VRSN' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.24 Max: 99.42
Current: 1.1
0.27
99.42
Shiller P/E 44.95
VRSN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VRSN: 44.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VRSN' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.48  Med: 41.67 Max: 63.37
Current: 44.95
30.48
63.37
Current Ratio 1.32
VRSN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. VRSN: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VRSN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.49 Max: 6.73
Current: 1.32
0.78
6.73
Quick Ratio 1.32
VRSN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. VRSN: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VRSN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.49 Max: 6.73
Current: 1.32
0.78
6.73
Days Sales Outstanding 4.98
VRSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 47.32 vs. VRSN: 4.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VRSN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.35  Med: 7.53 Max: 89.93
Current: 4.98
4.35
89.93
Days Payable 32.96
VRSN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
70% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 55.40 vs. VRSN: 32.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VRSN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.24  Med: 54.03 Max: 866.5
Current: 32.96
32.24
866.5

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 10.50
VRSN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. VRSN: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VRSN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -91.7  Med: 5 Max: 10.5
Current: 10.5
-91.7
10.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 2.13
VRSN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. VRSN: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VRSN' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.09 Max: 3.71
Current: 2.13
1.05
3.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
VRSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. VRSN: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VRSN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.96 Max: 26.37
Current: 1.14
0.11
26.37
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.23
VRSN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. VRSN: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
VRSN' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.7 Max: 66.16
Current: 1.23
0.52
66.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.92
VRSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. VRSN: 7.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VRSN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 5.9 Max: 9.2
Current: 7.92
0.4
9.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 24.69
VRSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 14.57 vs. VRSN: 24.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VRSN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.1  Med: 19.1 Max: 72.6
Current: 24.69
-18.1
72.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,107
EPS (TTM) $ 3.15
Beta1.17
Short Percentage of Float30.04%
52-Week Range $67.04 - 93.94
Shares Outstanding (Mil)106.77

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 1,139 1,193
EPS ($) 3.46 4.03
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.46 4.03
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
12.63%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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