VeriSign (Nasdaq: VRSN) reported earnings on July 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), VeriSign met expectations on revenues and earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share expanded.

Margins expanded across the board.

Revenue details
VeriSign booked revenue of $214.1 million. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $215.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $189.8 million.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.45. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.45 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.42 for Q2 compared to -$0.07 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 80.0%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 49.9%, 470 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 32.0%, 3,760 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $224.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.48.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $878.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.85.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 257 members out of 312 rating the stock outperform, and 55 members rating it underperform. Among 74 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 63 give VeriSign a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on VeriSign is outperform, with an average price target of $42.77.

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