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Alere Inc (NYSE:ALR)
Market Cap
$4,341 Mil (As of Today)

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. Alere Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was $38. Alere Inc's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was 84 Mil. Therefore, Alere Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was $4,341 Mil.

Alere Inc's quarterly market cap increased from Jun. 2014 ($3,098 Mil) to Sep. 2014 ($3,222 Mil) but then declined from Sep. 2014 ($3,222 Mil) to Dec. 2014 ($3,175 Mil).

Alere Inc's annual market cap increased from Dec. 2012 ($1,497 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($2,968 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2013 ($2,968 Mil) to Dec. 2014 ($3,175 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. Alere Inc's enterprise value for Today is $8,294 Mil.


Definition

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.

Alere Inc's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Dec. 2014 )=Share Price (A: Dec. 2014 )*Shares Outstanding (A: Dec. 2014 )
=38*83.56
=3,175

Alere Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Dec. 2014 )=Share Price (Q: Dec. 2014 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Dec. 2014 )
=38*83.56
=3,175

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

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 company’s 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.


Related Terms

Shares Outstanding


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Alere Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
mktcap 6491,5013,1181,4773,4693,1081,8471,4972,9683,175

Alere Inc Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
mktcap 1,4972,0751,9932,5022,9682,8363,0983,2223,1750
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