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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.01
VRSN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
77% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. VRSN: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 15.62 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.01
Equity to Asset -0.39
VRSN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. VRSN: -0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.41  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.97
Current: -0.39
-0.41
0.97
Interest Coverage 6.56
VRSN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3476.00 vs. VRSN: 6.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.47  Med: 9.11 Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.56
1.47
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: -7.80
M-Score: -3.12
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 55.71
VRSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. VRSN: 55.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1363.49  Med: -0.72 Max: 55.88
Current: 55.71
-1363.49
55.88
Net-margin (%) 33.13
VRSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. VRSN: 33.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1357.91  Med: 9.16 Max: 122.1
Current: 33.13
-1357.91
122.1
ROA (%) 14.41
VRSN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. VRSN: 14.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VRSN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -99.94  Med: 6.51 Max: 33.82
Current: 14.41
-99.94
33.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 179.13
VRSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 31.73 vs. VRSN: 179.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VRSN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5434.23  Med: 13.52 Max: 172.86
Current: 179.13
-5434.23
172.86
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.70
VRSN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. VRSN: 15.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22.9  Med: 15.70 Max: 117.4
Current: 15.7
-22.9
117.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 23.60
VRSN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. VRSN: 23.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRSN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.4  Med: 23.60 Max: 258.3
Current: 23.6
-24.4
258.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 44.80
VRSN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. VRSN: 44.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRSN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -60.2  Med: 58.50 Max: 549.1
Current: 44.8
-60.2
549.1
» VRSN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

VRSN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 796,796 sh (+173.63%)
Warren Buffett 12,985,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 13,300 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 12,985,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ron Baron 686,188 sh (-1.69%)
Jim Simons 4,432,976 sh (-3.23%)
Ray Dalio 143,928 sh (-4.50%)
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Q4 2014

VRSN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Columbia Wanger 372,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,177 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,114,092 sh (+39.82%)
Jim Simons 4,564,576 sh (+2.97%)
Ron Baron 686,448 sh (+0.04%)
Warren Buffett 12,985,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 131,728 sh (-8.48%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,900 sh (-10.53%)
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Q1 2015

VRSN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Columbia Wanger 1,313,000 sh (+252.96%)
Ray Dalio 269,628 sh (+104.69%)
Jim Simons 4,881,176 sh (+6.94%)
Warren Buffett 12,985,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
Ron Baron 683,422 sh (-0.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,026 sh (-34.82%)
Joel Greenblatt 641,436 sh (-42.43%)
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Q2 2015

VRSN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Singer 7,500,000 sh (New)
John Hussman 75,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,521 sh (+61.97%)
Joel Greenblatt 673,539 sh (+5.00%)
Jim Simons 5,049,376 sh (+3.45%)
Warren Buffett 12,985,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 674,733 sh (-1.27%)
Columbia Wanger 956,506 sh (-27.15%)
Ray Dalio 32,131 sh (-88.08%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 26.87
VRSN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 29.80 vs. VRSN: 26.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VRSN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.54  Med: 22.53 Max: 431.78
Current: 26.87
5.54
431.78
Forward P/E 21.88
VRSN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
51% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.58 vs. VRSN: 21.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.50
VRSN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
54% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 30.30 vs. VRSN: 27.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VRSN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.2  Med: 37.43 Max: 681.67
Current: 27.5
9.2
681.67
P/S 8.92
VRSN's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. VRSN: 8.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VRSN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.82  Med: 7.95 Max: 15.91
Current: 8.92
2.82
15.91
PFCF 15.28
VRSN's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 29.14 vs. VRSN: 15.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VRSN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.53  Med: 17.19 Max: 53.29
Current: 15.28
8.53
53.29
POCF 14.29
VRSN's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.17 vs. VRSN: 14.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VRSN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.37  Med: 14.03 Max: 87.28
Current: 14.29
6.37
87.28
EV-to-EBIT 13.64
VRSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 19.45 vs. VRSN: 13.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VRSN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -178.5  Med: 16.40 Max: 1969.3
Current: 13.64
-178.5
1969.3
PEG 0.99
VRSN's PEG is ranked higher than
55% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. VRSN: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VRSN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.20 Max: 189.35
Current: 0.99
0.27
189.35
Shiller P/E 24.76
VRSN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 33.81 vs. VRSN: 24.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.12  Med: 37.29 Max: 1064.5
Current: 24.76
21.12
1064.5
Current Ratio 0.99
VRSN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. VRSN: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.54 Max: 6.73
Current: 0.99
0.78
6.73
Quick Ratio 0.99
VRSN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. VRSN: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.54 Max: 6.73
Current: 0.99
0.78
6.73
Days Sales Outstanding 5.10
VRSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 49.85 vs. VRSN: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.8  Med: 59.17 Max: 116.87
Current: 5.1
4.8
116.87

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 2.01
VRSN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. VRSN: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.07 Max: 3.58
Current: 2.01
1.05
3.58
Price/Median PS Value 1.12
VRSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. VRSN: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.99 Max: 32.47
Current: 1.12
0.12
32.47
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.08
VRSN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. VRSN: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.83 Max: 75.55
Current: 1.08
0.51
75.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.36
VRSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. VRSN: 7.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 5.40 Max: 9.2
Current: 7.36
0.1
9.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 28.88
VRSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 14.84 vs. VRSN: 28.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VRSN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -23.5  Med: 14.85 Max: 86.4
Current: 28.88
-23.5
86.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 1,055 1,104
EPS($) 2.72 3.04
EPS without NRI($) 2.72 3.04

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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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 US; 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.
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