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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 (end-of-period, EOP). Berkshire Hathaway Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was $195240. Berkshire Hathaway Inc's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was 2 Mil. Therefore, Berkshire Hathaway Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was $320,194 Mil.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc's quarterly market cap declined from Mar. 2015 ($354,525 Mil) to Jun. 2015 ($333,906 Mil) and declined from Jun. 2015 ($333,906 Mil) to Sep. 2015 ($320,194 Mil).
Berkshire Hathaway Inc's annual market cap increased from Dec. 2012 ($219,858 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($291,756 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2013 ($291,756 Mil) to Dec. 2014 ($368,380 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. Berkshire Hathaway Inc's enterprise value for Today is $375,811 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.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as
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Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 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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