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Viacom Inc (NAS:VIAB)
Market Cap
$34,139 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. Viacom Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was $84.99. Viacom Inc's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was 432 Mil. Therefore, Viacom Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was $34,139 Mil.

Viacom Inc's quarterly market cap increased from Sep. 2013 ($37,552 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($38,386 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2013 ($38,386 Mil) to Mar. 2014 ($36,673 Mil).

Viacom Inc's annual market cap increased from Sep. 2011 ($21,629 Mil) to Sep. 2012 ($27,170 Mil) and increased from Sep. 2012 ($27,170 Mil) to Sep. 2013 ($37,552 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 $45,893 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 )
=83.58*449.30
=37,552

Viacom Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Mar. 2014 )=Share Price (Q: Mar. 2014 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Mar. 2014 )
=84.99*431.50
=36,673

* 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 0030,92828,69128,82211,56618,05821,62927,17037,552

Viacom Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
mktcap 24,65825,16324,30927,17026,17529,92232,53237,55238,38636,673
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