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Viacom Inc (NAS:VIA)
Market Cap
$16,904 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). Viacom Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was $42.82. Viacom Inc's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was 397 Mil. Therefore, Viacom Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was $17,000 Mil.

Viacom Inc's quarterly market cap increased from Mar. 2016 ($17,948 Mil) to Jun. 2016 ($18,419 Mil) but then declined from Jun. 2016 ($18,419 Mil) to Sep. 2016 ($17,000 Mil).

Viacom Inc's annual market cap declined from Sep. 2014 ($31,898 Mil) to Sep. 2015 ($17,624 Mil) and declined from Sep. 2015 ($17,624 Mil) to Sep. 2016 ($17,000 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. Viacom Inc's enterprise value for Today is $28,103 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.

Viacom Inc's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Sep. 2016 )=Share Price (A: Sep. 2016 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (A: Sep. 2016 )
=42.82*397.00
=17,000

Viacom Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Sep. 2016 )=Share Price (Q: Sep. 2016 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (Q: Sep. 2016 )
=42.82*397.00
=17,000

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Viacom Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15Sep16
mktcap 28,35812,20919,13324,39526,99927,58137,65631,89817,62417,000

Viacom Inc Semi-Annual Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
mktcap 36,80831,89830,75127,28925,81217,62417,41417,94818,41917,000
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