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Weatherford International PLC (NYSE:WFT)
Market Cap
$11,326 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. Weatherford International PLC's share price for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was $12.3. Weatherford International PLC's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was 774 Mil. Therefore, Weatherford International PLC's market cap for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was $11,326 Mil.

Weatherford International PLC's quarterly market cap declined from Sep. 2014 ($16,099 Mil) to Dec. 2014 ($8,860 Mil) but then increased from Dec. 2014 ($8,860 Mil) to Mar. 2015 ($9,520 Mil).

Weatherford International PLC's annual market cap increased from Dec. 2012 ($8,516 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($11,881 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2013 ($11,881 Mil) to Dec. 2014 ($8,862 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. Weatherford International PLC's enterprise value for Today is $18,715 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.

Weatherford International PLC's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Dec. 2014 )=Share Price (A: Dec. 2014 )*Shares Outstanding (A: Dec. 2014 )
=11.45*774.00
=8,862

Weatherford International PLC's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Mar. 2015 )=Share Price (Q: Mar. 2015 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Mar. 2015 )
=12.3*774.00
=9,520

* 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.

Weatherford International PLC Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
mktcap 12,58414,19623,1387,37013,06817,29311,2008,51611,8818,862

Weatherford International PLC Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
mktcap 8,5169,28811,50812,87711,88113,33217,77916,0998,8609,520
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