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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. Valassis Communications Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 was $28.88. Valassis Communications Inc's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 was 38 Mil. Therefore, Valassis Communications Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 was $1,309 Mil.
Valassis Communications Inc's quarterly market cap declined from Mar. 2013 ($1,161 Mil) to Jun. 2013 ($928 Mil) but then increased from Jun. 2013 ($928 Mil) to Sep. 2013 ($1,110 Mil).
Valassis Communications Inc's annual market cap declined from Dec. 2010 ($1,629 Mil) to Dec. 2011 ($814 Mil) but then increased from Dec. 2011 ($814 Mil) to Dec. 2012 ($999 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. Valassis Communications Inc's enterprise value for Today is $0 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.
Valassis Communications Inc's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2012 is calculated as
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Valassis Communications Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 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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