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Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Market Cap
$53,805 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. Dow Chemical Co's share price for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 was $51.17. Dow Chemical Co's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 was 1,158 Mil. Therefore, Dow Chemical Co's market cap for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 was $53,805 Mil.

Dow Chemical Co's quarterly market cap increased from Dec. 2014 ($52,798 Mil) to Mar. 2015 ($55,315 Mil) and increased from Mar. 2015 ($55,315 Mil) to Jun. 2015 ($59,260 Mil).

Dow Chemical Co's annual market cap increased from Dec. 2012 ($38,901 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($53,513 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2013 ($53,513 Mil) to Dec. 2014 ($52,798 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. Dow Chemical Co's enterprise value for Today is $71,983 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.

Dow Chemical Co'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 )
=45.61*1157.59
=52,798

Dow Chemical Co's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Jun. 2015 )=Share Price (Q: Jun. 2015 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Jun. 2015 )
=51.17*1158.10
=59,260

* 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.

Dow Chemical Co Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
mktcap 42,38138,22637,06913,94031,78139,84934,06838,90153,51352,798

Dow Chemical Co Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15
mktcap 38,51338,93246,57453,51358,50561,44861,80452,79855,31559,260
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