VRSN Verisign

VeriSign, Inc. provides domain name registry services and Internet infrastructure, which enables Internet navigation for many of the world's most recognized domain names. It enables the security, stability, and resiliency of key Internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 global Internet root servers, and providing registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce. The company was founded by D. James Bidzos on April 12, 1995 and is headquartered in Reston, VA.

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31 Dec 21
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Financial data from Verisign earnings reports.

Cash burn rate (estimated) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income/loss Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 410.6M 410.6M 410.6M 410.6M 410.6M 410.6M
Cash burn (monthly) (positive/no burn) 8.92M (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn)
Cash used (since last report) n/a 31.73M n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cash remaining n/a 378.87M n/a n/a n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) n/a 42.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
14 Apr 21 Bidzos D James Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 204.1457 1,095 223.54K 842,075
14 Apr 21 Bidzos D James Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 203.6432 10,905 2.22M 843,170
14 Apr 21 Indelicarto Thomas C Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 204.86 613 125.58K 59,559
26 Mar 21 Indelicarto Thomas C Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 200 1,226 245.2K 60,172
4 Mar 21 Cote Kathleen A Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 190.79 1,000 190.79K 32,454
4 Mar 21 Tomlinson Timothy Common Stock Gift Dispose G Yes No 0 200 0 15,100

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

90.0% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 539 543 -0.7%
Opened positions 72 57 +26.3%
Closed positions 76 50 +52.0%
Increased positions 179 186 -3.8%
Reduced positions 218 217 +0.5%
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Current Prev Q Change
Total value 25.21B 20.9B +20.6%
Total shares 101.78M 100.93M +0.8%
Total puts 232K 252.4K -8.1%
Total calls 177.1K 211K -16.1%
Total put/call ratio 1.3 1.2 +9.5%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway 12.82M $2.77B 0.0%
Vanguard 10.66M $2.31B -2.1%
BLK Blackrock 9.16M $1.98B +4.1%
Renaissance Technologies 5.72M $1.24B -13.0%
Capital International Investors 4.33M $936.27M +11.1%
STT State Street 4M $866.18M -3.8%
PFG Principal Financial Group Inc - Registered Shares 3.02M $654.25M +19.4%
Ninety One UK 2.93M $635.01M +1.4%
D. E. Shaw & Co. 2.21M $477.84M -14.0%
TROW T. Rowe Price 2.02M $437.69M +12.9%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Norges Bank 1.04M +1.04M NEW
Renaissance Technologies 5.72M -851.66K -13.0%
Viking Global Investors 1.47M +813.6K +124.6%
Liontrust Investment Partners 647.3K +647.3K NEW
PFG Principal Financial Group Inc - Registered Shares 3.02M +491.58K +19.4%
MNGPF Man 168.57K -465.68K -73.4%
GS Goldman Sachs 920.51K -460.54K -33.3%
Capital International Investors 4.33M +430.57K +11.1%
Stockbridge Partners 1.71M +416.31K +32.2%
AMP Ameriprise Financial 1.48M -399.75K -21.2%

Financial report summary

Management Discussion
  • This Form 10-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, statements regarding our expectations about (i) the impact from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, (ii) revenue growth in 2021, (iii) continued growth in registrations in the domain name base in 2021, (iv) cost of revenues, sales and marketing expenses, research and development expenses, general and administrative expenses, interest expense, and non-operating income, net, in 2021, (v) our effective tax rate for 2021, (vi) the sufficiency of our existing cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, and funds generated from operations, together with our ability to arrange for additional financing, (vii) cash paid for income taxes in 2021, and (viii) our planned property and equipment expenditures for 2021. Forward-looking statements include, among others, those statements including the words “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “believes” and similar language. Our actual results may differ significantly from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the section titled “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of this Form 10-K. You should also carefully review the risks described in other documents we file from time to time with the SEC, including the Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K that we file in 2021. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Form 10-K. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.
  • This section of this Form 10-K generally discusses 2020 and 2019 items and year-to-year comparisons between 2020 and 2019. Discussions of 2018 items and year-to-year comparisons between 2019 and 2018 that are not included in this Form 10-K can be found in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Part II, Item 7 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.
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