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Walgreen Co (NYSE:WAG)
Market Cap
$59,713 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 $59,713 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 $61,681 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

Aug05Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13Aug14
mktcap 47,05149,85644,69236,06133,49225,23031,31233,68145,50357,518

Walgreen Co Quarterly Data

May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14
mktcap 26,20033,68132,07038,79045,13345,50356,22264,84768,78657,518
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