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VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN)

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$152.04 USD

152.04
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+1.29 (-0.04%)

Updated Aug 21, 2018 09:30 AM ET

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D Value | B Growth | B Momentum | C VGM

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Growth Score A
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VGM Score A

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 25.91%
2 Buy 18.62%
3 Hold 10.18%
4 Sell 5.63%
5 Strong Sell 2.37%
S&P 500 10.67%

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The Style Scores are a complementary set of indicators to use alongside the Zacks Rank. It allows the user to better focus on the stocks that are the best fit for his or her personal trading style.

The scores are based on the trading styles of Value, Growth, and Momentum. There's also a VGM Score ('V' for Value, 'G' for Growth and 'M' for Momentum), which combines the weighted average of the individual style scores into one score.

Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A, is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.

As an investor, you want to buy stocks with the highest probability of success. That means you want to buy stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 or #2, Strong Buy or Buy, which also has a Score of an A or a B in your personal trading style.

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The detailed multi-page Analyst report does an even deeper dive on the company's vital statistics. In addition to all of the proprietary analysis in the Snapshot, the report also visually displays the four components of the Zacks Rank (Agreement, Magnitude, Upside and Surprise); provides a comprehensive overview of the company business drivers, complete with earnings and sales charts; a recap of their last earnings report; and a bulleted list of reasons to buy or sell the stock. It also includes an industry comparison table to see how your stock compares to its expanded industry, and the S&P 500.

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Fiscal Year End for VeriSign, Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 2,415 1,798 1,915 1,425 1,723
Receivables 0 13 13 13 14
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Assets 31 31 40 52 66
Total Current Assets 2,446 1,842 1,968 1,491 1,803
Net Property & Equipment 264 266 296 319 340
Investments & Advances 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 15 9 17 267 438
Intangibles 198 198 53 53 53
Deposits & Other Assets 19 19 24 26 28
Total Assets 2,941 2,335 2,358 2,155 2,661
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013
Notes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable 220 204 188 190 149
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 628 630 634 631 624
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 0 0 0 0 0
Income Taxes Payable 0 0 0 478 661
Other Current Liabilities 713 688 680 621 595
Total Current Liabilities 1,561 1,522 1,503 1,921 2,029
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 730 659 575 269 261
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 1,783 1,237 1,235 750 750
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 128 117 115 99 45
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 4,201 3,535 3,428 3,038 3,084
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014 12/31/2013
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 0 0 0 0 0
Capital Surplus 16,437 16,987 17,559 18,120 18,935
Retained Earnings -17,695 -18,185 -18,626 -19,001 -19,356
Other Equity -3 -3 -4 -3 -3
Treasury Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity -1,260 -1,201 -1,070 -883 -424
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 2,941 2,335 2,358 2,155 2,661
Total Common Equity -1,260 -1,201 -1,070 -883 -424
Shares Outstanding 98.50 104.50 111.50 121.00 137.00
Book Value Per Share -12.79 -11.49 -9.60 -7.30 -3.09

Fiscal Year End for VeriSign, Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

6/30/2018 3/31/2018 12/31/2017 9/30/2017 6/30/2017
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 1,171 2,356 2,415 2,366 1,808
Receivables 0 0 0 0 0
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Assets 58 52 31 40 36
Total Current Assets 1,229 2,409 2,446 2,406 1,844
Net Property & Equipment 256 258 264 265 262
Investments & Advances 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 202 15 15 20 21
Intangibles 198 198 198 198 198
Deposits & Other Assets 27 26 19 19 20
Total Assets 1,912 2,905 2,941 2,908 2,344
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 6/30/2018 3/31/2018 12/31/2017 9/30/2017 6/30/2017
Notes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable 184 182 220 193 178
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 0 631 628 624 629
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 0 0 0 0 0
Income Taxes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Liabilities 738 737 713 718 716
Total Current Liabilities 921 1,549 1,561 1,536 1,523
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 289 504 730 691 674
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 1,784 1,783 1,783 1,782 1,238
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 299 128 130 112
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 3,293 4,140 4,201 4,138 3,547
Shareholders Equity 6/30/2018 3/31/2018 12/31/2017 9/30/2017 6/30/2017
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 0 0 0 0 0
Capital Surplus 16,031 16,306 16,437 16,571 16,699
Retained Earnings -17,410 -17,538 -17,695 -17,798 -17,900
Other Equity -3 -3 -3 -3 -3
Treasury Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity -1,381 -1,235 -1,260 -1,230 -1,203
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 1,912 2,905 2,941 2,908 2,344
Total Common Equity -1,381 -1,235 -1,260 -1,230 -1,203
Shares Outstanding 122.10 97.00 98.50 98.50 99.90
Book Value Per Share -11.31 -12.73 -12.79 -12.49 -12.04