VeriSign’s Return on Assets Stood at 14.4% in 3Q15
In 3Q15, VeriSign’s (VRSN) return on assets (or ROA) was 14.4% compared to 16.8% for the same period last year and 13.3% in 3Q13.
VeriSign sees concerns on loss of monopoly over top-level domains
Shares fell more than 7.5% in March on concerns VeriSign’s monopoly would end following a U.S. government announcement that it would give up a direct means of control over the administration of the internet.
VeriSign’s Market Share Declines Year-over-Year
VeriSign’s market share has decreased from 52.5% in 2007 to 46.6% at the end of fiscal 2014. It was driven by saturation in the .com domain segment and low acceptance of a .net domain name.
VeriSign Growth: Domain Name Registration Is a Key Factor
In 3Q15, VeriSign (VRSN) recorded net additions for registrations of 1.7 million with a gross figure of 9.2 million. The total .com and .net domain name registrations stand at 135.2 million.