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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.66
VRSN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 7.46 vs. VRSN: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
VRSN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 2.69 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.66
0.35
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset -0.74
VRSN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. VRSN: -0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
VRSN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.74  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.97
Current: -0.74
-0.74
0.97
Debt-to-Equity -1.27
VRSN's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. VRSN: -1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
VRSN' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -139.18  Med: -1.58 Max: 24.84
Current: -1.27
-139.18
24.84
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.18
VRSN's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
70% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. VRSN: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
VRSN' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 2.27 Max: 6.42
Current: 2.18
1.35
6.42
Interest Coverage 5.65
VRSN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
89% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 241.39 vs. VRSN: 5.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VRSN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.58  Med: 5.41 Max: 9.11
Current: 5.65
1.58
9.11
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: -7.27
Beneish M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
8.03%
-56.94%
WACC
ROIC
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % 62.33
VRSN's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
98% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. VRSN: 62.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
VRSN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.78  Med: 53.54 Max: 62.33
Current: 62.33
14.78
62.33
Net Margin % 41.82
VRSN's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
96% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. VRSN: 41.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
VRSN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66.96  Med: 37.61 Max: 122.1
Current: 41.82
-66.96
122.1
ROA % 20.04
VRSN's ROA % is ranked higher than
89% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. VRSN: 20.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
VRSN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.32  Med: 16.83 Max: 33.82
Current: 20.04
-11.32
33.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 296.58
VRSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
80% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 34.22 vs. VRSN: 296.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
VRSN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.52  Med: 148.95 Max: 296.58
Current: 296.58
13.52
296.58
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 9.40
VRSN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. VRSN: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
VRSN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.9  Med: 13.5 Max: 164.1
Current: 9.4
-22.9
164.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 12.10
VRSN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. VRSN: 12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
VRSN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 13.8 Max: 308.4
Current: 12.1
0
308.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 13.50
VRSN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. VRSN: 13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
VRSN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -34.05 Max: 107.6
Current: 13.5
0
107.6
» VRSN's 30-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2019-02-09 Est.)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

VRSN Guru Trades in Q3 2017

George Soros 2,600 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 5,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 5,909,776 sh (+17.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,909 sh (+13.95%)
Joel Greenblatt 105,522 sh (+4.30%)
Ken Fisher 2,580 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 12,952,745 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 683,869 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 349,295 sh (-18.46%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 31,145 sh (-32.98%)
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Q4 2017

VRSN Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Pioneer Investments 48,031 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,270 sh (+19.93%)
Jim Simons 6,826,054 sh (+15.50%)
Columbia Wanger 352,313 sh (+0.86%)
Warren Buffett 12,952,745 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 2,580 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 683,869 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 80,368 sh (-23.84%)
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Q1 2018

VRSN Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Caxton Associates 7,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 309,294 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 51,762 sh (+7.77%)
Jim Simons 6,926,876 sh (+1.48%)
Ken Fisher 2,601 sh (+0.81%)
Steven Cohen 250,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 12,952,745 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 683,819 sh (-0.01%)
Joel Greenblatt 70,252 sh (-12.59%)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,631 sh (-27.80%)
» More
Q2 2018

VRSN Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Joel Greenblatt 110,083 sh (+56.70%)
Pioneer Investments 65,546 sh (+26.63%)
Warren Buffett 12,952,745 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 6,915,100 sh (-0.17%)
Ken Fisher 2,583 sh (-0.69%)
Ron Baron 675,659 sh (-1.19%)
Caxton Associates 5,245 sh (-32.76%)
» More
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Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information    NAICS: 541511    SIC: 7371
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Traded in other countries:VRS.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
VeriSign Inc is a part of the internet content industry. It provides domain name registry and internet security for websites and enterprises around the world.

VeriSign is the sole authorized registry for several generic top-level domains, including the widely utilized .com and .net top-level domains. Additionally, the company operates two of the world's 13 root servers that are used to route Internet traffic and also provides DNS security solutions to detect malware and thwart DDoS attacks to maintain web uptime. VeriSign generated 61% of its 2014 sales from the United States, while the remainder was split among EMEA (18%), Asia-Pacific (13%), and other countries (8%).

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 37.65
VRSN's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 33.49 vs. VRSN: 37.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
VRSN' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.54  Med: 24.67 Max: 92.31
Current: 37.65
5.54
92.31
Forward PE Ratio 29.85
VRSN's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 25.77 vs. VRSN: 29.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 37.65
VRSN's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
52% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 34.11 vs. VRSN: 37.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
VRSN' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.93  Med: 30.1 Max: 141.93
Current: 37.65
12.93
141.93
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 32.85
VRSN's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
53% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 25.62 vs. VRSN: 32.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
VRSN' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.18  Med: 19.99 Max: 772.79
Current: 32.85
5.18
772.79
PS Ratio 15.78
VRSN's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. VRSN: 15.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
VRSN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.86  Med: 8.66 Max: 16.91
Current: 15.78
3.86
16.91
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 29.66
VRSN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
55% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.75 vs. VRSN: 29.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
VRSN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.54  Med: 18.19 Max: 2685.38
Current: 29.66
8.54
2685.38
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 27.98
VRSN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
51% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 21.15 vs. VRSN: 27.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
VRSN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.36  Med: 15.23 Max: 86.63
Current: 27.98
6.36
86.63
EV-to-EBIT 24.95
VRSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 22.83 vs. VRSN: 24.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VRSN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.7  Med: 16.9 Max: 681.7
Current: 24.95
10.7
681.7
EV-to-EBITDA 23.48
VRSN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
61% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 18.26 vs. VRSN: 23.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VRSN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.6  Med: 14.6 Max: 38.1
Current: 23.48
9.6
38.1
EV-to-Revenue 15.98
VRSN's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
82% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. VRSN: 15.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
VRSN' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 8.05 Max: 17.3
Current: 15.98
4.4
17.3
PEG Ratio 2.50
VRSN's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. VRSN: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
VRSN' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.32 Max: 78.23
Current: 2.5
0.44
78.23
Shiller PE Ratio 51.83
VRSN's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 35.63 vs. VRSN: 51.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
VRSN' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.48  Med: 44.01 Max: 63.37
Current: 51.83
30.48
63.37
Current Ratio 1.35
VRSN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. VRSN: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VRSN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.44 Max: 6.73
Current: 1.35
0.78
6.73
Quick Ratio 1.35
VRSN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. VRSN: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VRSN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.44 Max: 6.73
Current: 1.35
0.78
6.73
Days Sales Outstanding 2.55
VRSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
99% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 50.08 vs. VRSN: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VRSN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 5.01 Max: 54.69
Current: 2.55
1.6
54.69
Days Payable 13.29
VRSN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
64% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 56.49 vs. VRSN: 13.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VRSN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.29  Med: 46.3 Max: 598.03
Current: 13.29
13.29
598.03

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 6.30
VRSN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. VRSN: 6.30 )
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: -36.4  Med: 5.95 Max: 10.5
Current: 6.3
-36.4
10.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.93
VRSN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. VRSN: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
VRSN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.09 Max: 3.58
Current: 2.93
1.05
3.58
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 3.52
VRSN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
82% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. VRSN: 3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
VRSN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.07  Med: 2.78 Max: 3.66
Current: 3.52
2.07
3.66
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.82
VRSN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. VRSN: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
VRSN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.97 Max: 26.82
Current: 1.82
0.11
26.82
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.96
VRSN's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. VRSN: 2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
VRSN' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.64 Max: 66.16
Current: 2.96
0.52
66.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.00
VRSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
80% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. VRSN: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
VRSN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 5.9 Max: 9.3
Current: 4
0.1
9.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 15.64
VRSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
58% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 15.92 vs. VRSN: 15.64 )
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: -1.6  Med: 21.6 Max: 24.5
Current: 15.64
-1.6
24.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,203.02
EPS (TTM) $ 4.09
Beta0.86
Volatility20.09%
52-Week Range $105.40 - 176.76
Shares Outstanding (Mil)120.89

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,212 1,254
EBIT (Mil $) 745 776
EBITDA (Mil $) 796 827
EPS ($) 4.32 4.93
EPS without NRI ($) 4.32 4.93
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
13.37%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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