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VeriSign Earnings Preview

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On Thursday, July 22, VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) will release its latest earnings report. Here is Benzinga's outlook for the company.

What Are Earnings, Net Income, And Earnings Per Share?

Earnings and especially earnings per share (EPS) are useful measures of a company's profitability. Total earnings, which is also referred to as net income, equals total revenue minus total expenses. EPS equals to net income divided by the number of shares outstanding.

Earnings And Revenue

Analysts predict VeriSign will report earnings of $1.32 per share on revenue of $327.95 million. VeriSign EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $1.32. Sales were $314.37 million.

What Are Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises, And Why Do They Matter?

Analysts who cover this company will publish forward-looking estimates of its revenue and EPS each quarter. Averaging together every EPS and revenue prediction that each analyst makes about a company in a quarter yields the "consensus estimates." A company posting earnings or revenue above or below the consensus estimate is known as an "earnings surprise" and may move the stock by a considerable margin.

If the company were to post earnings in line with the consensus estimate when it reports Thursday, EPS would be down 0%. Revenue would be up 4.32% on a year-over-year basis. Here is how the company's reported EPS has compared to analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q1 2021 Q4 2020 Q3 2020 Q2 2020
EPS Estimate 1.30 1.29 1.25 1.32
EPS Actual 1.33 1.38 1.28 1.32
Revenue Estimate 323.45 M 320.35 M 316.14 M 312.65 M
Revenue Actual 323.62 M 320.28 M 317.88 M 314.37 M

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Benzinga consistently updates its earnings calendars to stay up-to-date with the latest company earnings reports. Check out the full earnings calendar list updated in real-time by following this link.

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 11.18%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can relax going into this earnings release. Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. VeriSign is scheduled to hold the call at 16:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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