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RESTON, Va., July 28, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2022.
VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Verisign") reported revenue of $352 million for the second quarter of 2022, up 6.8 percent from the same quarter in 2021. Verisign reported net income of $167 million and diluted earnings per share (diluted "EPS") of $1.54 for the second quarter of 2022, compared to net income of $148 million and diluted EPS of $1.31 for the same quarter of 2021. The operating margin was 67.1 percent for the second quarter of 2022 compared to 64.7 percent for the same quarter of 2021.
"Our mission of enabling the world to connect online with reliability and confidence remains our primary focus throughout changing times. I’m pleased to note that we crossed a significant milestone in that mission last week for our critical internet infrastructure by marking 25 years of 100% availability in the .com/.net domain name resolution system," said Jim Bidzos, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Verisign ended the second quarter of 2022 with cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $997 million, a decrease of $209 million from year-end 2021.
Cash flow from operations was $145 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared to $143 million for the same quarter of 2021.
Deferred revenues as of June 30, 2022 totaled $1.18 billion, an increase of $28 million from year-end 2021.
During the second quarter of 2022, Verisign repurchased 2.0 million shares of its common stock for an aggregate cost of $349 million. As of June 30, 2022, there was $543 million remaining for future share repurchases under the share repurchase program which has no expiration date.
Verisign ended the second quarter of 2022 with 174.3 million .com and .net domain name registrations in the domain name base, a 2.2 percent increase from the end of the second quarter of 2021, and a net decrease of 0.35 million domain names during the second quarter of 2022.
During the second quarter of 2022, Verisign processed 10.1 million new domain name registrations for .com and .net, as compared to 11.7 million for the same quarter of 2021.
The final .com and .net renewal rate for the first quarter of 2022 was 75.9 percent compared to 76.0 percent for the same quarter of 2021. Renewal rates are not fully measurable until 45 days after the end of the quarter.
Verisign announces that it will increase the annual registry-level wholesale fee for each new and renewal .net domain name registration from $9.02 to $9.92, effective Feb. 1, 2023.
Today’s Conference Call
Verisign will host a live conference call today at 4:30 p.m. (EDT) to review the second quarter 2022 results. The call will be accessible by direct dial at (888) 676-VRSN (U.S.) or (786) 789-4776 (international), conference ID: Verisign. A listen-only live web cast of the conference call and accompanying slide presentation will also be available at https://investor.verisign.com. An audio archive of the call will be available at https://investor.verisign.com/events.cfm. This news release and the financial information discussed on today’s conference call are available at https://investor.verisign.com.
Verisign, a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, enables internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names. Verisign enables the security, stability, and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 global internet root servers, and providing registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce. To learn more about what it means to be Powered by Verisign, please visit verisign.com.
Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, attempted security breaches, cyber-attacks, and DDoS attacks against our systems and services; the introduction of undetected or unknown defects in our systems; vulnerabilities in the global routing system; system interruptions or system failures; damage or interruptions to our data centers, data center systems or resolution systems; risks arising from our operation of root servers and our performance of the Root Zone Maintainer functions; any loss or modification of our right to operate the .com and .net gTLDs; changes or challenges to the pricing provisions of the .com Registry Agreement; new or existing governmental laws and regulations in the U.S. or other applicable non-U.S. jurisdictions; economic, legal and political risks associated with our international operations; the impact of unfavorable tax rules and regulations; risks from the adoption of ICANN’s consensus and temporary policies, technical standards and other processes; the weakening of, changes to, the multi-stakeholder model of internet governance; the outcome of claims, lawsuits, audits or investigations; the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; our ability to compete in the highly competitive business environment in which we operate; changes in internet practices and behavior and the adoption of substitute technologies, or the negative impact of wholesale price increases; our ability to expand our services into developing and emerging economies; our ability to maintain strong relationships with registrars and their resellers; our ability to attract, retain and motivate highly skilled employees; and our ability to protect and enforce our intellectual property rights. More information about potential factors that could affect our business and financial results is included in our filings with the SEC, including in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2021, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Verisign undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this announcement.
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