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Market cap is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding. Aflac Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was $61.09. Aflac Inc's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was 451 Mil. Therefore, Aflac Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was $27,892 Mil.
Aflac Inc's quarterly market cap declined from Jun. 2014 ($28,196 Mil) to Sep. 2014 ($26,242 Mil) but then increased from Sep. 2014 ($26,242 Mil) to Dec. 2014 ($27,527 Mil).
Aflac Inc's annual market cap increased from Dec. 2012 ($24,849 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($30,689 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2013 ($30,689 Mil) to Dec. 2014 ($27,029 Mil).
Enterprise value is the theoretical takeover price. It is more comprehensive than market capitalization (market cap), which only includes common equity. Enterprise Value is calculated as the market cap plus debt and minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. Aflac Inc's enterprise value for Today is $28,345 Mil.
Market cap is the short version of market capitalization. It is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding.
Aflac Inc's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as
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Aflac Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as
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Market cap is not the real price you pay for a company. If you buy the company and become its owner, you become the owner of the cash the company has, and you also assume the companys debt. The real price you pay is the Enterprise Value.
Warren Buffett uses the ratio of total market cap of all public traded companies over GDP to measure if the market is expensive. As of April 2012, the US total market cap is about $14.7 trillion, while the US GDP is about $15 trillion. The market was modestly overvalued.
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