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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
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history
Cash to Debt 1.02
VRSN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 20.46 vs. VRSN: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VRSN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 5.13 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.02
Equity to Asset -0.48
VRSN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. VRSN: -0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VRSN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.48  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.97
Current: -0.48
-0.48
0.97
Interest Coverage 5.35
VRSN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
84% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 91.24 vs. VRSN: 5.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VRSN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 6.56 Max: 12.23
Current: 5.35
1.47
12.23
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: -7.92
M-Score: -3.20
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 58.04
VRSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. VRSN: 58.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VRSN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.8  Med: 38.40 Max: 57.2
Current: 58.04
-14.8
57.2
Net-margin (%) 36.43
VRSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. VRSN: 36.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VRSN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.96  Med: 29.62 Max: 122.1
Current: 36.43
-38.96
122.1
ROA (%) 15.86
VRSN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. VRSN: 15.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VRSN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.34  Med: 13.09 Max: 33.82
Current: 15.86
-11.34
33.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 210.48
VRSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 39.56 vs. VRSN: 210.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VRSN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.84  Med: 108.47 Max: 193.71
Current: 210.48
-17.84
193.71
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.30
VRSN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. VRSN: 14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRSN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.5  Med: 10.30 Max: 118.1
Current: 14.3
-15.5
118.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.00
VRSN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. VRSN: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRSN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.2  Med: 16.75 Max: 271.1
Current: 16
-24.2
271.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 13.90
VRSN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. VRSN: 13.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRSN' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.2  Med: 51.65 Max: 552.8
Current: 13.9
-60.2
552.8
» VRSN's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-23)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

VRSN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Hussman 75,000 sh (New)
Paul Singer 7,500,000 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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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

Ken Fisher 2,496 sh (+0.65%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.99
VRSN's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 31.06 vs. VRSN: 28.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VRSN' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.54  Med: 22.48 Max: 221.08
Current: 28.99
5.54
221.08
Forward P/E 22.42
VRSN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 20.79 vs. VRSN: 22.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.99
VRSN's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
51% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 31.11 vs. VRSN: 28.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VRSN' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.2  Med: 31.15 Max: 681.67
Current: 28.99
9.2
681.67
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 18.73
VRSN's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 23.38 vs. VRSN: 18.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
VRSN' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.92  Med: 15.51 Max: 2100.53
Current: 18.73
4.92
2100.53
P/S 10.56
VRSN's P/S is ranked lower than
88% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. VRSN: 10.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VRSN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.85  Med: 8.19 Max: 15.92
Current: 10.56
2.85
15.92
PFCF 18.23
VRSN's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 25.31 vs. VRSN: 18.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VRSN' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.71  Med: 17.17 Max: 4363.75
Current: 18.23
8.71
4363.75
POCF 17.28
VRSN's POCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 19.06 vs. VRSN: 17.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VRSN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 14.19 Max: 88.38
Current: 17.28
6.5
88.38
EV-to-EBIT 14.95
VRSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 20.05 vs. VRSN: 14.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VRSN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -336.1  Med: 16.40 Max: 243.5
Current: 14.95
-336.1
243.5
EV-to-EBITDA 13.64
VRSN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
52% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 15.76 vs. VRSN: 13.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VRSN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.7  Med: 14.40 Max: 308.2
Current: 13.64
9.7
308.2
PEG 1.28
VRSN's PEG is ranked higher than
52% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. VRSN: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VRSN' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.21 Max: 182.26
Current: 1.28
0.28
182.26
Shiller P/E 47.72
VRSN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VRSN: 47.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VRSN' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.67  Med: 40.30 Max: 63.37
Current: 47.72
30.67
63.37
Current Ratio 1.31
VRSN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. VRSN: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VRSN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.52 Max: 6.73
Current: 1.31
0.78
6.73
Quick Ratio 1.31
VRSN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. VRSN: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VRSN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.52 Max: 6.73
Current: 1.31
0.78
6.73
Days Sales Outstanding 5.46
VRSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 52.02 vs. VRSN: 5.46 )
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: 55.97
Current: 5.46
4.35
55.97
Days Payable 35.78
VRSN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
60% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 58.57 vs. VRSN: 35.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VRSN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.24  Med: 51.36 Max: 428.64
Current: 35.78
32.24
428.64

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.70
VRSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. VRSN: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VRSN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 5.70 Max: 9.2
Current: 6.7
0.4
9.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 25.55
VRSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 17.73 vs. VRSN: 25.55 )
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: 16.60 Max: 72.6
Current: 25.55
-18.1
72.6

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1083
EPS $ 2.98
Beta1.19
Short Percentage of Float18.51%
52-Week Range $61.31 - 93.94
Shares Outstanding(Mil)108.48

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 1,124 1,178
EPS($) 3.46 3.85
EPS without NRI($) 3.46 3.85

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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