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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). Staples Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 was $10.2. Staples Inc's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 was 646 Mil. Therefore, Staples Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 was $6,592 Mil.
Staples Inc's quarterly market cap declined from Oct. 2015 ($8,360 Mil) to Jan. 2016 ($5,760 Mil) but then increased from Jan. 2016 ($5,760 Mil) to Apr. 2016 ($6,592 Mil).
Staples Inc's annual market cap increased from Jan. 2014 ($8,659 Mil) to Jan. 2015 ($10,917 Mil) but then declined from Jan. 2015 ($10,917 Mil) to Jan. 2016 ($5,760 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 Today is $8,123 Mil.
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. 2016 is calculated as
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Staples Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 is calculated as
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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 companys 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.
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