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Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A)
Market Cap
$255,073 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. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's share price for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was $82.23. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 3,197 Mil. Therefore, Royal Dutch Shell PLC's market cap for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was $255,073 Mil.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's quarterly market cap increased from Dec. 2013 ($225,746 Mil) to Mar. 2014 ($232,929 Mil) and increased from Mar. 2014 ($232,929 Mil) to Jun. 2014 ($262,870 Mil).

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's annual market cap declined from Dec. 2011 ($227,313 Mil) to Dec. 2012 ($217,395 Mil) but then increased from Dec. 2012 ($217,395 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($225,746 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. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's enterprise value for Today is $285,058 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.

Royal Dutch Shell 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 )
=71.27*3167.48
=225,746

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Jun. 2014 )=Share Price (Q: Jun. 2014 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Jun. 2014 )
=82.23*3196.76
=262,870

* 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.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
mktcap 335,863200,614222,945261,456162,042184,006205,489227,313217,395225,746

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
mktcap 222,924214,115221,030217,395208,500200,842208,885225,746232,929262,870
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