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Safeway Inc (NYSE:SWY)
Market Cap
\$8,095 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 (end-of-period, EOP). Safeway Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was \$34.38. Safeway Inc's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was 231 Mil. Therefore, Safeway Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was \$7,925 Mil.

Safeway Inc's quarterly market cap increased from Mar. 2014 (\$7,615 Mil) to Jun. 2014 (\$7,900 Mil) and increased from Jun. 2014 (\$7,900 Mil) to Sep. 2014 (\$7,925 Mil).

Safeway Inc's annual market cap declined from Dec. 2011 (\$5,586 Mil) to Dec. 2012 (\$3,878 Mil) but then increased from Dec. 2012 (\$3,878 Mil) to Dec. 2013 (\$6,709 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. Safeway Inc's enterprise value for Today is \$0 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.

Safeway Inc'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 (EOP) (A: Dec. 2013 ) = 29.155 * 230.10 = 6,709

Safeway Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

 Market Cap (Q: Sep. 2014 ) = Share Price (Q: Sep. 2014 ) * Shares Outstanding (EOP) (Q: Sep. 2014 ) = 34.38 * 230.50 = 7,925

* 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 (EOP)

Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Safeway Inc Annual Data

 Dec04 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 mktcap 7,907 9,516 13,714 13,649 9,121 7,400 7,505 5,586 3,878 6,709

Safeway Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 mktcap 3,891 3,451 3,878 5,684 5,108 6,947 6,709 7,615 7,900 7,925
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