| Verisign is a provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, enabling internet navigation for domain names. Co. enables the security, stability, and resiliency of main internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating 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. Co. operates the authoritative directory of and/or the back-end systems for all .com, .net, .cc, .tv, .gov, .jobs, .edu and .name domain names, among others. Co. also provides internationalized domain name services. We show 45 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our VRSN shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute VRSN market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing VRSN market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing VRSN's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of VRSN versus a peer is one thing; comparing
VRSN market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like VRSN can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching VRSN by allowing them to research the VRSN market cap history.