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Directv (NAS:DTV)
Market Cap
\$47,177 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). Directv's share price for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was \$85.1. Directv's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was 504 Mil. Therefore, Directv's market cap for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was \$42,889 Mil.

Directv's quarterly market cap increased from Sep. 2014 (\$43,454 Mil) to Dec. 2014 (\$43,587 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2014 (\$43,587 Mil) to Mar. 2015 (\$42,889 Mil).

Directv's annual market cap increased from Dec. 2012 (\$29,436 Mil) to Dec. 2013 (\$35,864 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2013 (\$35,864 Mil) to Dec. 2014 (\$43,587 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. Directv's enterprise value for Today is \$0 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.

Directv'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 (EOP) (A: Dec. 2014 ) = 86.7 * 502.73 = 43,587

Directv's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as

 Market Cap (Q: Mar. 2015 ) = Share Price (Q: Mar. 2015 ) * Shares Outstanding (EOP) (Q: Mar. 2015 ) = 85.1 * 503.98 = 42,889

* 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.

Directv Annual Data

 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 mktcap 19,641 30,589 26,570 24,062 31,122 32,281 29,560 29,436 35,864 43,587

Directv Quarterly Data

 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 mktcap 29,436 31,823 34,023 31,734 35,864 38,791 42,695 43,454 43,587 42,889
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