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Brown-Forman Corp (NYSE:BF.B)
Market Cap
\$18,492 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 (end-of-period, EOP). Brown-Forman Corp's share price for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 was \$96.32. Brown-Forman Corp's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 was 200 Mil. Therefore, Brown-Forman Corp's market cap for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 was \$19,269 Mil.

Brown-Forman Corp's quarterly market cap declined from Oct. 2015 (\$21,378 Mil) to Jan. 2016 (\$20,419 Mil) and declined from Jan. 2016 (\$20,419 Mil) to Apr. 2016 (\$19,269 Mil).

Brown-Forman Corp's annual market cap declined from Apr. 2014 (\$19,152 Mil) to Apr. 2015 (\$18,831 Mil) but then increased from Apr. 2015 (\$18,831 Mil) to Apr. 2016 (\$19,269 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. Brown-Forman Corp's enterprise value for Today is \$21,122 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.

Brown-Forman Corp's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2016 is calculated as

 Market Cap (A: Apr. 2016 ) = Share Price (A: Apr. 2016 ) * Shares Outstanding (EOP) (A: Apr. 2016 ) = 96.32 * 200.05 = 19,269

Brown-Forman Corp's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 is calculated as

 Market Cap (Q: Apr. 2016 ) = Share Price (Q: Apr. 2016 ) * Shares Outstanding (EOP) (Q: Apr. 2016 ) = 96.32 * 200.05 = 19,269

* 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 (EOP)

Historical Data

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

Brown-Forman Corp Annual Data

 Apr07 Apr08 Apr09 Apr10 Apr11 Apr12 Apr13 Apr14 Apr15 Apr16 mktcap 7,881 8,203 6,985 8,551 10,420 12,269 15,067 19,152 18,831 19,269

Brown-Forman Corp Quarterly Data

 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 mktcap 16,422 19,152 18,500 19,781 18,727 18,831 22,386 21,378 20,419 19,269
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