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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.25
VRSN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.71 vs. VRSN: 1.25 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.35   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.25

Equity to Asset -0.18
VRSN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. VRSN: -0.18 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.21   Max: 0.97
Current: -0.18

-0.21
0.97
Interest Coverage 7.07
VRSN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 1026 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 690.23 vs. VRSN: 7.07 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 9999.99
Current: 7.07

1.47
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -8.33
M-Score: -0.43
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 (%) 54.73
VRSN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1586 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.71 vs. VRSN: 54.73 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1363.49   Max: 54.73
Current: 54.73

-1363.49
54.73
Net-margin (%) 56.41
VRSN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1585 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. VRSN: 56.41 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1357.91   Max: 122.1
Current: 56.41

-1357.91
122.1
ROA (%) 20.46
VRSN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. VRSN: 20.46 )
VRSN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -207.47   Max: 34
Current: 20.46

-207.47
34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 155.52
VRSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1584 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 34.63 vs. VRSN: 155.52 )
VRSN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2979.4   Max: 155.52
Current: 155.52

-2979.4
155.52
Revenue Growth (%) 17.70
VRSN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1368 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. VRSN: 17.70 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.9   Max: 117.4
Current: 17.7

-22.9
117.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 28.50
VRSN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. VRSN: 28.50 )
VRSN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.4   Max: 258.3
Current: 28.5

-24.4
258.3
EPS Growth (%) 107.60
VRSN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. VRSN: 107.60 )
VRSN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -60.2   Max: 549.1
Current: 107.6

-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

Q2 2013

VRSN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 73,623 sh (+791.64%)
Jim Simons 4,109,876 sh (+127.95%)
Warren Buffett 10,897,420 sh (+33.32%)
Ron Baron 700,410 sh (+14.48%)
Joel Greenblatt 78,901 sh (+4.54%)
PRIMECAP Management 13,300 sh (unchged)
George Soros 20,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Julian Robertson 394,300 sh (-5.22%)
Steve Mandel 7,498,853 sh (-36.98%)
Ray Dalio 117,715 sh (-40.46%)
Lee Ainslie 1,312,077 sh (-66.05%)
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Q3 2013

VRSN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 5,072,576 sh (+23.42%)
Warren Buffett 10,961,520 sh (+0.59%)
PRIMECAP Management 13,300 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Ron Baron 699,434 sh (-0.14%)
Ray Dalio 90,338 sh (-23.26%)
Julian Robertson 296,300 sh (-24.85%)
Joel Greenblatt 55,180 sh (-30.06%)
Steve Mandel 4,888,630 sh (-34.81%)
Steven Cohen 35,433 sh (-51.87%)
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Q4 2013

VRSN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ray Dalio 149,776 sh (+65.8%)
Steve Mandel 6,344,858 sh (+29.79%)
Warren Buffett 10,961,520 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 13,300 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Ron Baron 691,571 sh (-1.12%)
Joel Greenblatt 54,189 sh (-1.8%)
Jim Simons 4,625,776 sh (-8.81%)
Steven Cohen 30,404 sh (-14.19%)
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Q1 2014

VRSN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 7,206 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 83,107 sh (+53.37%)
Warren Buffett 11,685,654 sh (+6.61%)
Ron Baron 701,729 sh (+1.47%)
Jim Simons 4,649,900 sh (+0.52%)
PRIMECAP Management 13,300 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio 128,938 sh (-13.91%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VRSN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.6%$51.68 - $62.61 $ 49.58-13%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 53.37%0.02%$51.68 - $62.61 $ 49.58-13%83107
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 Sold Out 2.3%$49.68 - $59.68 $ 49.58-10%0
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Add 29.79%0.37%$49.68 - $59.68 $ 49.58-10%6344858
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 65.8%0.03%$49.68 - $59.68 $ 49.58-10%149776
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.79%$44.92 - $51.9 $ 49.583%0
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Reduce -34.81%0.56%$44.92 - $51.9 $ 49.583%4888630
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 Reduce -24.85%0.55%$44.92 - $51.9 $ 49.583%296300
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -30.06%0.05%$44.92 - $51.9 $ 49.583%55180
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$44.92 - $51.9 $ 49.583%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -23.26%0.01%$44.92 - $51.9 $ 49.583%90338
Lee Ainslie 2013-06-30 Reduce -66.05%1.59%$43.59 - $49.27 $ 49.587%1312077
Steve Mandel 2013-06-30 Reduce -36.98%1.07%$43.59 - $49.27 $ 49.587%7498853
Julian Robertson 2013-06-30 Reduce -5.22%0.14%$43.59 - $49.27 $ 49.587%394300
Warren Buffett 2013-06-30 Add 33.32%0.14%$43.59 - $49.27 $ 49.587%10897420
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Reduce -40.46%0.03%$43.59 - $49.27 $ 49.587%117715
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.60
VRSN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 50.50 vs. VRSN: 13.60 )
VRSN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.54   Max: 431.78
Current: 13.6

5.54
431.78
P/S 7.67
VRSN's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. VRSN: 7.67 )
VRSN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.82   Max: 15.91
Current: 7.67

2.82
15.91
PFCF 14.70
VRSN's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 146.80 vs. VRSN: 14.70 )
VRSN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.53   Max: 53.29
Current: 14.7

8.53
53.29
EV-to-EBIT 11.42
VRSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 33.52 vs. VRSN: 11.42 )
VRSN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.8   Max: 1969.3
Current: 11.42

10.8
1969.3
PEG 0.40
VRSN's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VRSN: 0.40 )
VRSN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 189.35
Current: 0.4

0.27
189.35
Shiller P/E 25.20
VRSN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VRSN: 25.20 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.18   Max: 1064.5
Current: 25.2

24.18
1064.5
Current Ratio 0.88
VRSN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1648 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. VRSN: 0.88 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 6.73
Current: 0.88

0.78
6.73
Quick Ratio 0.88
VRSN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 1648 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. VRSN: 0.88 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 6.73
Current: 0.88

0.78
6.73

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.80
VRSN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VRSN: 2.80 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 3.58
Current: 2.8

1.05
3.58
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
VRSN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VRSN: 1.00 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 33.85
Current: 1

0.12
33.85
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.50
VRSN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VRSN: 0.50 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 75.55
Current: 0.5

0.59
75.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.60
VRSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. VRSN: 8.60 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 9.2
Current: 8.6

0.1
9.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 32.45
VRSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1188 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. VRSN: 32.45 )
VRSN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.9   Max: 85.7
Current: 32.45

-17.9
85.7

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Traded in other countries:VRS.Germany
VeriSign, Inc., is a Delaware Corporation. The Company is a provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. The Company provides network confidence and availability for mission-critical Internet services, such as domain name registry services and infrastructure assurance services. Its service capabilities enable domain name registration through its registrar partners and provide network availability for registrars and Internet users alike. The Company's business consist of one reportable segment, Naming Services, consists of Registry Services and Network Intelligence and Availability ('NIA') Services. Registry Services operates the authoritative directory of all .com, .net, .cc, .tv, and .name domain names and the back-end systems for all .gov, .jobs and .edu domain names. NIA Services provides infrastructure assurance services to organizations and is comprised of Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services, Managed Domain Name System Services, and Distributed Denial of Service Protection Services. The Company's operations infrastructure consists of three main Company-operated secure data centers in Dulles, Virginia; New Castle, Delaware; and Fribourg, Switzerland as well as approximately 70 globally distributed resolution sites, which includes both regional resolution sites and supersites. These secure data centers operate 24-hours a day, supporting its business units and services. The Company offers promotional marketing programs for its registrars based upon market conditions and the business environment in which the registrars operate. The Company markets its NIA Services worldwide through multiple distribution channels, including direct sales and indirect channels. The Company competes with numerous companies in each of the Registry Services and NIA Services businesses. The Company competes with numerous companies in each of the Registry Services and NIA Services businesses. The Company 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 establish a Web presence, including registries offering services related to the .info, .org, .mobi, .biz, .pro, .aero, .museum, .coop and .xxx gTLDs and registries offering services related to ccTLDs. The Company 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. Among the competitors are Neustar, Inc., Afilias Limited, ARI Registry Services and Nominet UK, Inc. 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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