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Wide-Moat Verisign Serves as the Backbone of the Internet; Raising FVE to $187

Nupur Balain Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Nupur Balain |

Wide-moat Verisign reported healthy first-quarter results which support our thesis that Verisign is well-poised for solid long-term growth on the back of increasing .com and .net domain adoption, as well as the potential for future price increases for its core .com and .net top-level domains, or TLDs. We are raising our fair value to $187 from $173. Shares are currently overvalued in our view, and we recommend investors wait for a margin of safety before buying the stock.

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Verisign is the sole authorized registry for several generic top-level domains, including the widely utilized .com and .net top-level domains. Additionally, the company operates two of the world's 13 root servers that are used to route Internet traffic. In 2018, the firm sold off its security services business, signaling a renewed focus on the core registry business. Verisign generates about 60% of its sales from the United States.

12061 Bluemont Way
Reston, VA, 20190
T +1 703 948-3200
Sector Technology
Industry Software - Infrastructure
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2020
Stock Type Classic Growth
Employees 909