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Eaton Corp PLC (NYSE:ETN)
Market Cap
$32,012 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. Eaton Corp PLC's share price for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was $63.37. Eaton Corp PLC's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was 475 Mil. Therefore, Eaton Corp PLC's market cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was $32,012 Mil.

Eaton Corp PLC's quarterly market cap increased from Mar. 2014 ($35,810 Mil) to Jun. 2014 ($36,730 Mil) but then declined from Jun. 2014 ($36,730 Mil) to Sep. 2014 ($30,075 Mil).

Eaton Corp PLC's annual market cap increased from Dec. 2011 ($14,556 Mil) to Dec. 2012 ($25,503 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2012 ($25,503 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($36,165 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. Eaton Corp PLC's enterprise value for Today is $40,094 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.

Eaton Corp PLC'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 )
=76.12*475.10
=36,165

Eaton Corp PLC'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 )
=63.37*474.60
=30,075

* 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.

Eaton Corp PLC Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
mktcap 10,9919,92911,27914,2038,21210,57417,25214,55625,50336,165

Eaton Corp PLC Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
mktcap 13,37915,97425,50328,97731,18732,66536,16535,81036,73030,075
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