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Zipcar Inc (NAS:ZIP)
Market Cap
\$500.6 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 (end-of-period, EOP). Zipcar Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2012 was \$8.24. Zipcar Inc's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2012 was 41.0 Mil. Therefore, Zipcar Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2012 was \$337.6 Mil.

Zipcar Inc's quarterly market cap declined from Jun. 2012 (\$466.9 Mil) to Sep. 2012 (\$321.9 Mil) but then increased from Sep. 2012 (\$321.9 Mil) to Dec. 2012 (\$337.6 Mil).

Zipcar Inc's annual market cap increased from Dec. 2010 (\$0.0 Mil) to Dec. 2011 (\$394.3 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2011 (\$394.3 Mil) to Dec. 2012 (\$342.3 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. Zipcar Inc's enterprise value for Today is \$542.3 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.

Zipcar Inc's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2012 is calculated as

 Market Cap (A: Dec. 2012 ) = Share Price (A: Dec. 2012 ) * Shares Outstanding (EOP) (A: Dec. 2012 ) = 8.24 * 41.545 = 342.3

Zipcar Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2012 is calculated as

 Market Cap (Q: Dec. 2012 ) = Share Price (Q: Dec. 2012 ) * Shares Outstanding (EOP) (Q: Dec. 2012 ) = 8.24 * 40.971 = 337.6

* 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 (EOP)

Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Zipcar Inc Annual Data

 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 mktcap 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 394.3 342.3

Zipcar Inc Quarterly Data

 Sep10 Dec10 Mar11 Jun11 Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 mktcap 0.0 0.0 0.0 661.8 764.6 528.8 586.3 466.9 321.9 337.6
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