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McMoRan Exploration Co. (NYSE:MMR)
Market Cap
\$3,245.4 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). McMoRan Exploration Co.'s share price for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2013 was \$16.35. McMoRan Exploration Co.'s shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2013 was 163.1 Mil. Therefore, McMoRan Exploration Co.'s market cap for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2013 was \$2,666.7 Mil.

McMoRan Exploration Co.'s quarterly market cap increased from Sep. 2012 (\$1,902.1 Mil) to Dec. 2012 (\$2,644.2 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2012 (\$2,644.2 Mil) to Mar. 2013 (\$2,666.7 Mil).

McMoRan Exploration Co.'s annual market cap declined from Dec. 2010 (\$2,739.0 Mil) to Dec. 2011 (\$2,385.3 Mil) but then increased from Dec. 2011 (\$2,385.3 Mil) to Dec. 2012 (\$2,644.2 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. McMoRan Exploration Co.'s enterprise value for Today is \$0.0 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.

McMoRan Exploration Co.'s Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2012 is calculated as

 Market Cap (A: Dec. 2012 ) = Share Price (A: Dec. 2012 ) * Shares Outstanding (EOP) (A: Dec. 2012 ) = 16.05 * 164.75 = 2,644.2

McMoRan Exploration Co.'s Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2013 is calculated as

 Market Cap (Q: Mar. 2013 ) = Share Price (Q: Mar. 2013 ) * Shares Outstanding (EOP) (Q: Mar. 2013 ) = 16.35 * 163.10 = 2,666.7

* 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.

McMoRan Exploration Co. Annual Data

 Dec03 Dec04 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 mktcap 313.5 321.3 487.5 402.6 454.1 690.6 710.3 2,739.0 2,385.3 2,644.2

McMoRan Exploration Co. Quarterly Data

 Dec10 Mar11 Jun11 Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 mktcap 2,739.0 2,804.9 2,928.9 1,602.0 2,385.3 1,728.5 2,051.0 1,902.1 2,644.2 2,666.7
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