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Viacom, Inc. (NAS:VIA)
Market Cap
$38,575 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. Viacom, Inc.'s share price for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $87.77. Viacom, Inc.'s shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 440 Mil. Therefore, Viacom, Inc.'s market cap for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $38,575 Mil.

Viacom, Inc.'s quarterly market cap increased from Jun. 2013 ($32,728 Mil) to Sep. 2013 ($37,656 Mil) and increased from Sep. 2013 ($37,656 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($38,575 Mil).

Viacom, Inc.'s annual market cap increased from Sep. 2011 ($26,999 Mil) to Sep. 2012 ($27,581 Mil) and increased from Sep. 2012 ($27,581 Mil) to Sep. 2013 ($37,656 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 the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $49,041 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. 2013 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Sep. 2013 )=Share Price (A: Sep. 2013 )*Shares Outstanding (A: Sep. 2013 )
=83.81*449.30
=37,656

Viacom, 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 )
=87.77*439.50
=38,575

* 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.

Viacom, Inc. Annual Data

Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Sep11Sep12Sep13
mktcap 0030,06428,67728,86112,20919,13326,99927,58137,656

Viacom, Inc. Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
mktcap 26,99928,95827,55426,35727,58126,93430,69132,72837,65638,575
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