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Staples, Inc. (NAS:SPLS)
Market Cap
$8,592 Mil (As of Jan. 2014)

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. Staples, Inc.'s share price for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was $13.16. Staples, Inc.'s shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was 653 Mil. Therefore, Staples, Inc.'s market cap for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was $8,592 Mil.

Staples, Inc.'s quarterly market cap declined from Jul. 2013 ($11,251 Mil) to Oct. 2013 ($10,662 Mil) and declined from Oct. 2013 ($10,662 Mil) to Jan. 2014 ($8,592 Mil).

Staples, Inc.'s annual market cap declined from Jan. 2012 ($10,179 Mil) to Jan. 2013 ($9,028 Mil) and declined from Jan. 2013 ($9,028 Mil) to Jan. 2014 ($8,665 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. Staples, Inc.'s enterprise value for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was $9,212 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.

Staples, 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 )
=13.16*658.442
=8,665

Staples, Inc.'s Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Jan. 2014 )=Share Price (Q: Jan. 2014 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Jan. 2014 )
=13.16*652.86
=8,592

* 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.

Staples, Inc. Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
mktcap 16,66217,79219,02517,24211,34217,09416,08410,1799,0288,665

Staples, Inc. Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
mktcap 10,47510,17910,7148,7057,7639,0248,84211,25110,6628,592
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