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Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE)
Market Cap
$1,247 Mil (As of Dec. 2013)

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. Benchmark Electronics's share price for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $23.08. Benchmark Electronics's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 54 Mil. Therefore, Benchmark Electronics's market cap for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $1,247 Mil.

Benchmark Electronics's quarterly market cap increased from Jun. 2013 ($1,093 Mil) to Sep. 2013 ($1,244 Mil) and increased from Sep. 2013 ($1,244 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($1,247 Mil).

Benchmark Electronics's annual market cap increased from Dec. 2011 ($778 Mil) to Dec. 2012 ($917 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2012 ($917 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($1,247 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. Benchmark Electronics's enterprise value for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $911 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.

Benchmark Electronics's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Dec. 2013 )=Share Price (A: Dec. 2013 )*Shares Outstanding (A: Dec. 2013 )
=23.08*54.01
=1,247

Benchmark Electronics's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Dec. 2013 )=Share Price (Q: Dec. 2013 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=23.08*54.01
=1,247

* 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.

Benchmark Electronics Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
mktcap 1,4091,4121,5761,2688311,2121,1097789171,247

Benchmark Electronics Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
mktcap 7547789547898579179871,0931,2441,247
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