VeriSign, Inc.

VeriSign, Inc.

VeriSign, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1995

Headquarters

12061 BLUEMONT WAY, RESTON, VA, 20190

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

909

Industries

Internet Software & Services
IT Consulting & Services
Computer Software

Company Description

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. The company was founded by D. James Bidzos on April 12, 1995 and is headquartered in Reston, VA.

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Executives & Employees

Founder

President & Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Secretary, Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Naming Services

Senior Vice President-Global Controller

Executive Vice President of Product, Sales, Marketing & Operations

Professional

Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Channel Management

Board of Directors

Founder at VeriSign, Inc.

Partner, Chair, Regulatory & Government Affairs & Department & Co-Chair, Crisis Management & Strategic Response Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Co-Founder at Querrey Simpson Charitable Foundation

President of AT&T Canada at AT&T, Inc.

Founder at Frist Capital LLC

Former Chief Executive Officer at WorldPort Communications, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President at Intersection

Co-Founder & Partner at Audible Magic Corp.

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Recent Transactions
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Golden Gate Private Equity, Inc., Neustar, Inc., GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd. purchase Verisign, Inc. /Security Services Bus from VeriSign, Inc.

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Accenture Plc purchases Verisign, Inc. /Idefense Security Intelligence Services Bus from VeriSign, Inc.

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NortonLifeLock purchases VeriSign, Inc. /Identity & Authentication Business from VeriSign, Inc.

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Advisors & Consultants
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Co-Founder at Qatalyst Group LP

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Partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

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Founder & Chairman at Lowercase Capital LLC

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$23.2B
Total Enterprise Value
$25.6B
Earnings Per Share
$7.07
Revenue
$1.27B
Net Profit
$815M
EBITDA
$871M
EBITDAMargin
68.82%
Total Debt
$1.8B
Total Equity
$-1.39B
Enterprise Value / Sales
20.22x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
29.38x
TEVNet Income
31.39x
Debt TEV
0.07x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.78%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$25K - $50K
2018
$25K - $50K
2017
Political Donations
$1,000
2011
$1,000
2011
$2,500
2011
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