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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). The Hershey Co's share price for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was $92.09. The Hershey Co's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was 217 Mil. Therefore, The Hershey Co's market cap for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was $19,939 Mil.
The Hershey Co's quarterly market cap declined from Sep. 2015 ($19,915 Mil) to Dec. 2015 ($19,352 Mil) but then increased from Dec. 2015 ($19,352 Mil) to Mar. 2016 ($19,939 Mil).
The Hershey Co's annual market cap increased from Dec. 2013 ($21,769 Mil) to Dec. 2014 ($22,973 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2014 ($22,973 Mil) to Dec. 2015 ($19,352 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. The Hershey Co's enterprise value for Today is $22,752 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.
The Hershey Co's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as
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The Hershey Co's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 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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