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DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST)
Market Cap
$3,619 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. DST Systems, Inc.'s share price for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was $84.83. DST Systems, Inc.'s shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was 39 Mil. Therefore, DST Systems, Inc.'s market cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was $3,619 Mil.

DST Systems, Inc.'s quarterly market cap declined from Mar. 2014 ($3,991 Mil) to Jun. 2014 ($3,634 Mil) and declined from Jun. 2014 ($3,634 Mil) to Sep. 2014 ($3,283 Mil).

DST Systems, Inc.'s annual market cap increased from Dec. 2011 ($2,007 Mil) to Dec. 2012 ($2,679 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2012 ($2,679 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($3,793 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. DST Systems, Inc.'s enterprise value for Today is $4,144 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.

DST Systems, Inc.'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 )
=90.74*41.80
=3,793

DST Systems, Inc.'s Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Sep. 2014 )=Share Price (Q: Sep. 2014 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Sep. 2014 )
=84.83*38.70
=3,283

* 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.

DST Systems, Inc. Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
mktcap 4,3664,2914,1424,9621,8842,1432,0532,0072,6793,793

DST Systems, Inc. Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
mktcap 2,4442,5572,6793,1432,8293,2053,7933,9913,6343,283
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