VeriSign reported revenue of $306 million in Q2 2019 (up 1.3%)

Verisign

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported financial results for the second quarter of 2019.

Second Quarter GAAP Financial Results

VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $306 million for the second quarter of 2019, up 1.3 percent from the same quarter in 2018. Verisign reported net income of $148 million and diluted earnings per share (diluted “EPS”) of $1.24 for the second quarter of 2019, compared to net income of $128 million and diluted EPS of $1.04 for the same quarter in 2018. The operating margin was 65.9 percent for the second quarter of 2019 compared to 63.8 percent for the same quarter in 2018.

Second Quarter Non-GAAP Financial Results

Verisign reported, on a non-GAAP basis, net income of $159 million and diluted EPS of $1.33 for the second quarter of 2019, compared to net income of $145 million and diluted EPS of $1.18 for the same quarter in 2018. The non-GAAP operating margin was 70.1 percent for the second quarter of 2019 compared to 68.2 percent for the same quarter in 2018. A table reconciling the GAAP to the non-GAAP results (which excludes the items described under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Adjusted EBITDA” below) is appended to this news release.

“Our results demonstrate another solid quarter of focused execution,” said Jim Bidzos, Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Financial Highlights

  • Verisign ended the second quarter of 2019 with cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $1.22 billion, a decrease of $45 million from the end of 2018.
  • Cash flow from operating activities was $165 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $202 million for the same quarter in 2018.
  • Deferred revenues as of June 30, 2019 totaled $1.05 billion, an increase of $32 million from the end of 2018.
  • During the second quarter of 2019, Verisign repurchased 0.9 million shares of its common stock for an aggregate cost of $175 million. As of June 30, 2019, there was $716 million remaining for future share repurchases under the share repurchase program which has no expiration date.

Business Highlights

  • Verisign ended the second quarter of 2019 with 156.1 million .com and .netdomain name registrations in the domain name base, a 4.3 percent increase from the end of the second quarter of 2018, and a net increase of 1.34 million during the second quarter of 2019.
  • During the second quarter of 2019, Verisign processed 10.3 million new domain name registrations for .com and .net, compared to 9.6 million for the same quarter in 2018.
  • The final .com and .net renewal rate for the first quarter of 2019 was 75.0 percent compared with 75.3 percent for the same quarter in 2018. Renewal rates are not fully measurable until 45 days after the end of the quarter.
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