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Walgreen Co (NYSE:WAG)
Market Cap
\$70,690 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. Walgreen Co's share price for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2014 was \$60.52. Walgreen Co's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2014 was 950 Mil. Therefore, Walgreen Co's market cap for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2014 was \$70,690 Mil.

Walgreen Co's quarterly market cap increased from Feb. 2014 (\$64,847 Mil) to May. 2014 (\$68,786 Mil) but then declined from May. 2014 (\$68,786 Mil) to Aug. 2014 (\$57,518 Mil).

Walgreen Co's annual market cap increased from Aug. 2012 (\$33,681 Mil) to Aug. 2013 (\$45,503 Mil) and increased from Aug. 2013 (\$45,503 Mil) to Aug. 2014 (\$57,518 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. Walgreen Co's enterprise value for Today is \$72,601 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.

Walgreen Co's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2014 is calculated as

 Market Cap (A: Aug. 2014 ) = Share Price (A: Aug. 2014 ) * Shares Outstanding (A: Aug. 2014 ) = 60.52 * 950.39 = 57,518

Walgreen Co's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2014 is calculated as

 Market Cap (Q: Aug. 2014 ) = Share Price (Q: Aug. 2014 ) * Shares Outstanding (Q: Aug. 2014 ) = 60.52 * 950.39 = 57,518

* 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.

Walgreen Co Annual Data

 Aug05 Aug06 Aug07 Aug08 Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 mktcap 47,051 49,856 44,692 36,061 33,492 25,230 31,312 33,681 45,503 57,518

Walgreen Co Quarterly Data

 May12 Aug12 Nov12 Feb13 May13 Aug13 Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 mktcap 26,200 33,681 32,070 38,790 45,133 45,503 56,222 64,847 68,786 57,518
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