VeriSign Inc

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VRSN : NASDAQ : Technology
$100.24 up 1.28 | 1.29%
Today's Range: 98.95 - 100.51
Avg. Daily Volume: 751800.0
08/22/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

VERISIGN INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. VERISIGN INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.20 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 6.72% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)288.55286.47
EBITDA ($mil)187.03190.82
EBIT ($mil)174.96176.27
Net Income ($mil)123.1113.21

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1808.441907.0
Total Assets ($mil)2344.252314.17
Total Debt ($mil)1867.021868.58
Equity ($mil)-1203.16-1127.33

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin87.6788.06
EBITDA Margin64.8166.61
Operating Margin60.6361.53
Sales Turnover0.490.48
Return on Assets19.617.91
Return on Equity0.00.0
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.211.32
Interest Expense29.0928.86
Interest Coverage6.016.11

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)100.21107.18
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share-12.01-10.52
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume753703.0834657.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 40.84 for the Internet Software & Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.23. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, VERISIGN INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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VRSN 26.68 Peers 40.84   VRSN 14.15 Peers 36.36

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

VRSN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

VRSN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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VRSN 22.62 Peers 21.21   VRSN 1.60 Peers 0.33

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

VRSN is trading at a premium to its peers.


Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

VRSN trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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VRSN NM Peers 9.93   VRSN 16.50 Peers 33.86

Neutral. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

VRSN's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, VRSN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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VRSN 8.53 Peers 10.14   VRSN 3.99 Peers 32.57

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

VRSN is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

VRSN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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