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Spartech Corporation (NYSE:SEH)
Market Cap
$331 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. Spartech Corporation's share price for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 was $8.56. Spartech Corporation's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 was 31 Mil. Therefore, Spartech Corporation's market cap for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 was $331 Mil.

Spartech Corporation's quarterly market cap increased from Apr. 2012 ($151 Mil) to Jul. 2012 ($157 Mil) and increased from Jul. 2012 ($157 Mil) to Oct. 2012 ($265 Mil).

Spartech Corporation's annual market cap declined from Oct. 2010 ($258 Mil) to Oct. 2011 ($124 Mil) but then increased from Oct. 2011 ($124 Mil) to Oct. 2012 ($264 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. Spartech Corporation's enterprise value for Today is $465 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.

Spartech Corporation's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2012 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Oct. 2012 )=Share Price (A: Oct. 2012 )*Shares Outstanding (A: Oct. 2012 )
=8.56*30.896
=264

Spartech Corporation's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Oct. 2012 )=Share Price (Q: Oct. 2012 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Oct. 2012 )
=8.56*30.971
=265

* 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.

Spartech Corporation Annual Data

Oct03Oct04Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12
mktcap 685843613886495194292258124264

Spartech Corporation Quarterly Data

Jul10Oct10Jan11Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12
mktcap 321259255219177125165151157265
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