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United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) (NYSE:UPS)
Market Cap
$91,386 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. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)'s share price for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was $96.94. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)'s shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was 901 Mil. Therefore, United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)'s market cap for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was $91,386 Mil.

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)'s quarterly market cap increased from Sep. 2014 ($89,247 Mil) to Dec. 2014 ($100,634 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2014 ($100,634 Mil) to Mar. 2015 ($87,343 Mil).

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)'s annual market cap increased from Dec. 2012 ($70,191 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($96,989 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2013 ($96,989 Mil) to Dec. 2014 ($100,609 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. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)'s enterprise value for Today is $99,756 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.

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)'s Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Dec. 2014 )=Share Price (A: Dec. 2014 )*Shares Outstanding (A: Dec. 2014 )
=111.17*905.00
=100,609

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)'s Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Mar. 2015 )=Share Price (Q: Mar. 2015 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Mar. 2015 )
=96.94*901.00
=87,343

* 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.

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
mktcap 82,93280,49474,31554,89457,12971,92770,48270,19196,989100,609

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
mktcap 70,19181,17681,03284,88396,98989,49293,93489,247100,63487,343
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