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Ross Stores Inc (NAS:ROST)
Market Cap
$15,635 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. Ross Stores Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2014 was $64.77. Ross Stores Inc's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2014 was 212 Mil. Therefore, Ross Stores Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2014 was $15,635 Mil.

Ross Stores Inc's quarterly market cap increased from Jan. 2014 ($14,493 Mil) to Apr. 2014 ($14,499 Mil) but then declined from Apr. 2014 ($14,499 Mil) to Jul. 2014 ($13,705 Mil).

Ross Stores Inc's annual market cap increased from Jan. 2012 ($11,529 Mil) to Jan. 2013 ($13,300 Mil) and increased from Jan. 2013 ($13,300 Mil) to Jan. 2014 ($14,655 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. Ross Stores Inc's enterprise value for Today is $15,321 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.

Ross Stores Inc's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Jan. 2014 )=Share Price (A: Jan. 2014 )*Shares Outstanding (A: Jan. 2014 )
=67.91*215.805
=14,655

Ross Stores Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2014 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Jul. 2014 )=Share Price (Q: Jul. 2014 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Jul. 2014 )
=64.77*211.59
=13,705

* 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.

Ross Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
mktcap 4,3034,1764,5963,9983,8635,6467,69811,52913,30014,655

Ross Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14
mktcap 13,93114,87813,55413,17714,52314,62416,76014,49314,49913,705
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