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

Professional

Senior Vice President, Executive Strategic Advisor

Co-Founder

Board of Directors

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

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

Co-Founder & Partner at Audible Magic Corp.

Founder at Frist Capital LLC

Former Chief Executive Officer at WorldPort Communications, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President at Intersection

Executive Vice President-Worldwide Business Affairs at Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

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GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd., Golden Gate Private Equity, Inc., Neustar, Inc. 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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Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$24.5B
Total Enterprise Value
$25.6B
Earnings Per Share
$7.07
Revenue
$1.27B
Net Profit
$815M
EBITDAMargin
68.82%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
29.38x
EBITDA
$871M
Total Equity
$-1.39B
Enterprise Value / Sales
20.22x
TEVNet Income
31.39x
Debt TEV
0.07x
Total Debt
$1.8B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.78%
Political Donations
$1,000
2011
$1,000
2011
$2,500
2011
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