As a global leader in domain names and Internet security, Verisign enables Internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key Internet infrastructure and services, including the authoritative directory of all .com, .net, .tv, .cc, .name top-level domains and the back-end registry for a portfolio of generic top-level domains. The company also operates two of the Internet’s root servers and performs the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). Verisign’s Security Services, including intelligence-driven Distributed Denial of Service Protection, iDefense® Security Intelligence and Managed DNS, help to ensure online businesses are as available as the Web itself.

Company Growth (employees)
Reston, US
Size (employees)
990 (est)
VeriSign was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Reston, US

Key People at VeriSign

D. James Bidzos

D. James Bidzos

President & CEO
George Kilguss III

George Kilguss III

Executive Vice President & CFO
Burt Kaliski, Jr.

Burt Kaliski, Jr.

Senior Vice President & CTO
Todd Strubbe

Todd Strubbe

Executive Vice President & COO

VeriSign Office Locations

VeriSign has offices in Reston, Gurgaon, Beijing, Fribourg and in 2 other locations
Reston, US (HQ)
12061 Bluemont Way
Melbourne, AU
10 5 Queens Rd
London, GB
1 Kingdom St
Fribourg, CH
3 Rue Des Pilettes
Beijing, CN
Dong Da Qiao Lu Xiao Qu

VeriSign Data and Metrics

VeriSign Financial Metrics

VeriSign's revenue was reported to be $1.1 b in FY, 2016 which is a 8% increase from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

1.1 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

943.9 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

440.6 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

686.6 m

Market capitalization (26-May-2017)

9.2 b

Closing share price (26-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

231.9 m
VeriSign's current market capitalization is $9.2 b.
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


965.1 m1 b1.1 b1.1 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

187 m188.4 m192.8 m198.2 m

Gross profit

778.1 m821.7 m866.6 m943.9 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

249.8 m257.3 m260.6 m455.6 m


528.2 m564.4 m605.9 m686.6 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

74.8 m86 m107.6 m115.6 m

Pre tax profit

456.8 m483.3 m487.7 m581.2 m

Income tax expense

87.7 m(128.1 m)(112.4 m)(140.5 m)

Net Income

544.5 m355.3 m375.2 m440.6 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016


1.5 b1.6 b1.3 b130.7 m339.2 m191.6 m228.7 m231.9 m

Accounts Receivable

13.6 m13.4 m12.6 m13.1 m


64.5 m

Current Assets

1.8 b1.5 b2 b1.8 b


339.7 m319 m295.6 m266.1 m


52.5 m52.5 m52.5 m52.5 m

Total Assets

2.7 b2.2 b2.4 b2.3 b

Accounts Payable

Current Liabilities

2 b1.9 b1.5 b1.5 b

Non-Current Liabilities

1.1 b1.1 b1.9 b2 b

Total Liabilities

3.1 b3 b3.4 b3.5 b

Common Stock

320 k322 k323 k324 k

Preferred Stock

Additional Paid-in Capital

18.9 b18.1 b17.6 b17 b

Retained Earnings

(19.4 b)(19 b)(18.6 b)(18.2 b)

Total Equity

(423.6 m)(883.5 m)(1.1 b)(1.2 b)

Financial Leverage

-6.3 x-2.4 x-2.2 x-1.9 x
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

544.5 m355.3 m375.2 m440.6 m

Accounts Receivable

(2.5 m)(73 k)661 k(871 k)


Accounts Payable

Cash From Operating Activities

579.4 m600.9 m651.5 m667.9 m

Purchases of PP&E

(65.6 m)(39.3 m)(40.7 m)(26.6 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(11.1 m)112.7 m(496.9 m)(40.4 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(357.3 m)(859.8 m)(117.8 m)(623.8 m)

Interest Paid

58.9 m75.1 m99.5 m115.5 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


1.2 m

Financial Leverage

-1.9 x

VeriSign Operating Metrics

VeriSign's Daily Transactions was reported to be 143 b in FY, 2016
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Daily Transactions

110 b120 b143 b

VeriSign Market Value History

VeriSign Revenue Breakdown

VeriSign Median Salaries

Source: 102 public H-1B filings from VeriSign

VeriSign Online and Social Media Presence

VeriSign Company Life and Culture

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