VeriSign

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VeriSign is a company that provides domain name system (DNS) registration and Internet infrastructure services. The registry services ensure the security, stability, and resiliency of internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services.
TypePublic
Founded1995
HQReston, VA, US
Websiteverisign.com
Employee Ratings4.2

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2021)902
Job Openings29
Revenue (FY, 2021)$1.3 B(+5%)
Share Price (Aug 2022)$193.1(+3%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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Key People/Management at VeriSign

D. James Bidzos

D. James Bidzos

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Thomas Indelicarto

Thomas Indelicarto

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Burt Kaliski

Burt Kaliski

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
John Calys

John Calys

Senior Vice President, Global Controller
George Kilguss III

George Kilguss III

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Pat Kane

Pat Kane

Senior Vice President, Naming and Registry Services
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VeriSign Office Locations

VeriSign has offices in Reston, Melbourne, Beijing, Gurgaon and in 1 other location
Reston, VA, US (HQ)
12061 Bluemont Way
Melbourne, AU
Level 10, 5 Queens Road
Beijing, CN
Suite 1517 and Suite 1520, 15/F, Office Building A, Parkview Green, 9 Dongdaqiao Road
Gurgaon, IN
807-A, Park Centra NH-8, Sector 30
Villars-sur-Glâne, CH
Route du Petit Moncor 1E 2nd Floor
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VeriSign Financials and Metrics

VeriSign Revenue

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VeriSign's revenue was reported to be $1.33 b in FY, 2021 which is a 4.9% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q1, 2022)

346.9m

Gross profit (Q1, 2022)

296.2m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2022), %

85.4%

Net income (Q1, 2022)

157.5m

EBIT (Q1, 2022)

224.8m

Market capitalization (1-Aug-2022)

20.7b

Closing stock price (1-Aug-2022)

193.1

Cash (31-Mar-2022)

758.5m
VeriSign's current market capitalization is $20.7 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2020FY, 2021

Revenue

1.3b1.3b

Revenue growth, %

3%5%

Cost of goods sold

180.2m191.9m

Gross profit

1.1b1.1b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021Q1, 2022

Revenue

306.4m312.5m314.4m317.9m323.6m329.4m346.9m346.9m

Cost of goods sold

45.5m45.6m43.6m45.0m47.0m47.8m47.8m50.7m

Gross profit

260.9m267.0m270.8m272.9m276.7m281.6m286.4m296.2m

Gross profit Margin, %

85%85%86%86%85%85%83%85%
Annual
USDFY, 2020FY, 2021

Cash

401.2m223.5m

Current Assets

1.2b1.3b

PP&E

245.6m251.2m

Goodwill

52.5m52.5m
Quarterly
Annual
USDFY, 2020FY, 2021

Net Income

814.9m784.8m

Depreciation and Amortization

46.4m47.9m

Accounts Payable

2.2m15.5m

Cash From Operating Activities

730.2m807.2m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021Q1, 2022

Net Income

334.1m486.6m657.6m150.4m298.1m454.7m157.5m

Depreciation and Amortization

11.2m22.8m34.5m11.6m23.6m35.6m11.9m

Accounts Payable

(27.4m)25.8m(5.9m)(7.6m)(36.8m)(5.5m)(14.9m)

Cash From Operating Activities

180.1m395.4m535.0m198.3m340.8m600.9m207.1m
USDQ1, 2019

Revenue/Employee

351.8k
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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 Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Moreover TechnologiesOctober 18, 2015$30 m
inCode WirelessNovember 27, 2006$41.8 m
m-QubeMay 21, 2006$250 m
Geotrust EuropeMay 17, 2006$125 m
Kollective TechnologyMay 13, 2006$62 m
3united AGFebruary 13, 2006$63 m
MoreoverOctober 18, 2005$29.7 m
SiteRock K.K.October 01, 2005$53.3 m
CallVisionJanuary 11, 2005$38.7 m
JambaMay 25, 2004$273 m
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VeriSign Revenue Breakdown

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VeriSign revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 17.5% from EMEA, 7.5% from China, 64.1% from US and 10.9% from Other

VeriSign Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

82/100

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VeriSign Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

out of 100

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VeriSign Online and Social Media Presence

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VeriSign News and Updates

Here’s Why Verisign Stock Has Underperformed The S&P Since 2020

Verisign Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) stock price has lost 19% from around $216 at 2020 end to $174 currently, primarily due to unfavorable changes in its P/S multiple.

After Consistently Underperforming The S&P, Verisign Stock Looks Set To Bounce Back

If you look at the change over the last five and ten days, too, the stock has lost 0.4% and 2.5% respectively, underperforming the broader markets on both occasions.

Verisign announces another .com price hike

Verisign today announced that it will raise prices on .com domains again this year. Prices will increase from today’s wholesale price of $8.39 to $8.97 on September 1, 2022. (Registrars add their own markup to this fee.) That’s a 7% increase, the maximum allowable under a contract with ICANN that is…

Verisign Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2021.

VeriSign shares slip 3% on slight earnings miss

VeriSign Inc. stock dipped 3% in extended trading Thursday after the e-signature company reported fiscal second-quarter results. VeriSign reported net income of $147.7 million, or $1.31 a share, compared with net income of $150.5 million, or $1.32 a share, in the year-ago quarter. Revenue improved …
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VeriSign Blogs

More Mysterious DNS Root Query Traffic from a Large Cloud/DNS Operator

This blog was also published by APNIC. With so much traffic on the global internet day after day, it’s not always easy to spot the occasional irregularity. After all, there are numerous layers of complexity that go into the serving of webpages, with multiple companies, agencies and organizations eac…

Verisign Q4 2021 The Domain Name Industry Brief: 341.7 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Fourth Quarter of 2021

Today, we released the latest issue of The Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the fourth quarter of 2021 closed with 341.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, an increase of 3.3 million domain name registrations, or 1.0%, compared to the third quarter of 2021.1,…

Routing Without Rumor: Securing the Internet’s Routing System

This article is based on a paper originally published as part of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace’s Cyberstability Paper Series, “New Conditions and Constellations in Cyber,” on Dec. 9, 2021. The Domain Name System has provided the fundamental service of mapping internet names to…

Observations on Resolver Behavior During DNS Outages

When an outage affects a component of the internet infrastructure, there can often be downstream ripple effects affecting other components or services, either directly or indirectly. We would like to share our observations of this impact in the case of two recent such outages, measured at various le…

IRP Panel Sanctions Afilias, Clears the Way for ICANN to Decide .web Disputes

The .web Independent Review Process (IRP) Panel issued a Final Decision six months ago, in May 2021. Immediately thereafter, the claimant, Afilias Domains No. 3 Limited (now a shell entity known as AltaNovo Domains Limited), filed an application seeking reconsideration of the Final Decision under Ru…

Verisign Q3 2021 The Domain Name Industry Brief: 364.6 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Third Quarter of 2021

Today, we released the latest issue of The Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the third quarter of 2021 closed with 364.6 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains, a decrease of 2.7 million domain name registrations, or 0.7%, compared to the second quarter of 2021.1,2…
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VeriSign Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was VeriSign founded?

    VeriSign was founded in 1995.

  • Who are VeriSign key executives?

    VeriSign's key executives are D. James Bidzos, Thomas Indelicarto and Burt Kaliski.

  • How many employees does VeriSign have?

    VeriSign has 902 employees.

  • What is VeriSign revenue?

    Latest VeriSign annual revenue is $1.3 b.

  • What is VeriSign revenue per employee?

    Latest VeriSign revenue per employee is $1.5 m.

  • Who are VeriSign competitors?

    Competitors of VeriSign include Wix, DigiCert and GoDaddy.

  • Where is VeriSign headquarters?

    VeriSign headquarters is located at 12061 Bluemont Way, Reston.

  • Where are VeriSign offices?

    VeriSign has offices in Reston, Melbourne, Beijing, Gurgaon and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does VeriSign have?

    VeriSign has 5 offices.