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VeriSign Gross Margin %

: 85.59% (As of Sep. 2019)
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Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. VeriSign's Gross Profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2019 was USD 264 Mil. VeriSign's Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2019 was USD 308 Mil. Therefore, VeriSign's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2019 was 85.59%.


NAS:VRSN' s Gross Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 72.94   Max: 85.16
Current: 85.16

72.94
85.16

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin % of VeriSign was 85.16%. The lowest was 72.94%. And the median was 81.08%.

NAS:VRSN's Gross Margin % is ranked higher than
88% of the 1915 Companies
in the Software industry.

( Industry Median: 46.42 vs. NAS:VRSN: 85.16 )

VeriSign had a gross margin of 85.59% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2019 => Durable competitive advantage

The 5-Year average Growth Rate of Gross Margin for VeriSign was 0.90% per year.


VeriSign Gross Margin % Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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VeriSign Annual Data
Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Gross Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 81.35 81.80 82.64 83.41 84.19

VeriSign Quarterly Data
Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19
Gross Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 84.22 84.27 85.15 85.61 85.59

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


VeriSign Gross Margin % Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where VeriSign's Gross Margin % falls into.



VeriSign Gross Margin % Calculation

Gross Margin is the percentage of Gross Profit out of sales or Revenue.

VeriSign's Gross Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as

Gross Margin % (A: Dec. 2018 )=Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2018 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2018 )
=1022.8 / 1214.969
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(1214.969 - 192.134) / 1214.969
=84.19 %

VeriSign's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2019 is calculated as


Gross Margin % (Q: Sep. 2019 )=Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2019 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2019 )
=-44.4 / 308.421
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(308.421 - 44.443) / 308.421
=85.59 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

A positive Gross Profit is only the first step for a company to make a net profit. The gross profit needs to be big enough to also cover related labor, equipment, rental, marketing/advertising, research and development and a lot of other costs in selling the products.


VeriSign  (NAS:VRSN) Gross Margin % Explanation

Warren Buffett believes that firms with excellent long term economics tend to have consistently higher margins.

Durable competitive advantage creates a high Gross Margin % because of the freedom to price in excess of cost. Companies can be categorized by their Gross Margin %

1. Greater than 40% = Durable competitive advantage
2. Less than 40% = Competition eroding margins
3. Less than 20% = no sustainable competitive advantage
Consistency of Gross Margin is key

VeriSign had a gross margin of 85.59% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2019 => Durable competitive advantage


Be Aware

If a company loses its competitive advantages, usually its gross margin declines well before its sales declines. Watching Gross Margin % and Operating Margin % closely helps avoid value trap situations.


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