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Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL)
Market Cap
$13,904 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. Xcel Energy Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $27.94. Xcel Energy Inc's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 498 Mil. Therefore, Xcel Energy Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $13,904 Mil.

Xcel Energy Inc's quarterly market cap declined from Jun. 2013 ($14,093 Mil) to Sep. 2013 ($13,740 Mil) but then increased from Sep. 2013 ($13,740 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($13,904 Mil).

Xcel Energy Inc's annual market cap declined from Dec. 2011 ($13,447 Mil) to Dec. 2012 ($13,033 Mil) but then increased from Dec. 2012 ($13,033 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($13,904 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. Xcel Energy Inc's enterprise value for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $25,747 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.

Xcel Energy Inc's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Dec. 2013 )=Share Price (A: Dec. 2013 )*Shares Outstanding (A: Dec. 2013 )
=27.94*497.64
=13,904

Xcel Energy 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 )
=27.94*497.64
=13,904

* 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.

Xcel Energy Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
mktcap 7,2867,4379,3839,4788,3309,70811,35913,44713,03313,904

Xcel Energy Inc Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
mktcap 11,97313,44712,88913,84413,51213,03314,69414,09313,74013,904
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