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Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NAS:BRCD)
Market Cap
$3,950 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). Brocade Communications Systems Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2016 was $7.98. Brocade Communications Systems Inc's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2016 was 403 Mil. Therefore, Brocade Communications Systems Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2016 was $3,212 Mil.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's quarterly market cap increased from Jul. 2015 ($4,272 Mil) to Oct. 2015 ($4,313 Mil) but then declined from Oct. 2015 ($4,313 Mil) to Jan. 2016 ($3,212 Mil).

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's annual market cap increased from Oct. 2013 ($3,571 Mil) to Oct. 2014 ($4,642 Mil) but then declined from Oct. 2014 ($4,642 Mil) to Oct. 2015 ($4,313 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. Brocade Communications Systems Inc's enterprise value for Today is $3,356 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2015 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Oct. 2015 )=Share Price (A: Oct. 2015 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (A: Oct. 2015 )
=10.42*413.92
=4,313

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Jan. 2016 )=Share Price (Q: Jan. 2016 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (Q: Jan. 2016 )
=7.98*402.56
=3,212

* 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Annual Data

Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15
mktcap 2,2073,6841,4023,7322,9291,9622,4223,5714,6424,313

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16
mktcap 3,5714,0814,0543,9854,6304,7114,7224,2724,3133,212
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