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Valassis Communications Inc (NYSE:VCI)
Market Cap
$1,309 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. 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.


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.

Valassis Communications Inc's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2012 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Dec. 2012 )=Share Price (A: Dec. 2012 )*Shares Outstanding (A: Dec. 2012 )
=25.78*38.77
=999

Valassis Communications Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Sep. 2013 )=Share Price (Q: Sep. 2013 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Sep. 2013 )
=28.88*38.43
=1,110

* 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.

Valassis Communications Inc Annual Data

Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12
mktcap 1,5281,7951,383693560638901,629814999

Valassis Communications Inc Quarterly Data

Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13
mktcap 1,4278448149878659679991,1619281,110
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