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Tesla Motors, Inc. (NAS:TSLA)
Market Cap
$18,441 Mil (As of Dec. 2013)

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. Tesla Motors, Inc.'s share price for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $150.429. Tesla Motors, Inc.'s shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 123 Mil. Therefore, Tesla Motors, Inc.'s market cap for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $18,441 Mil.

Tesla Motors, Inc.'s quarterly market cap increased from Jun. 2013 ($13,037 Mil) to Sep. 2013 ($23,485 Mil) but then declined from Sep. 2013 ($23,485 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($18,441 Mil).

Tesla Motors, Inc.'s annual market cap increased from Dec. 2011 ($2,985 Mil) to Dec. 2012 ($3,868 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2012 ($3,868 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($18,441 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. Tesla Motors, Inc.'s enterprise value for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $18,194 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.

Tesla Motors, 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 (A: Dec. 2013 )
=150.429*122.59
=18,441

Tesla Motors, Inc.'s Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Dec. 2013 )=Share Price (Q: Dec. 2013 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=150.429*122.59
=18,441

* 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.

Tesla Motors, Inc. Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
mktcap 0000002,5272,9853,86818,441

Tesla Motors, Inc. Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
mktcap 2,5412,9853,9163,2953,0973,8684,36313,03723,48518,441
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