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Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NAS:BRCD)
Market Cap (M)
$5,183 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). Brocade Communications Systems Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2017 was $12.57. Brocade Communications Systems Inc's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2017 was 410 Mil. Therefore, Brocade Communications Systems Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2017 was $5,152 Mil.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's quarterly market cap increased from Oct. 2016 ($4,259 Mil) to Jan. 2017 ($5,082 Mil) and increased from Jan. 2017 ($5,082 Mil) to Apr. 2017 ($5,152 Mil).

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's annual market cap declined from Oct. 2014 ($4,642 Mil) to Oct. 2015 ($4,313 Mil) and declined from Oct. 2015 ($4,313 Mil) to Oct. 2016 ($4,259 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. Brocade Communications Systems Inc's enterprise value for Today is $5,435 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2016 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Oct. 2016 )=Share Price (A: Oct. 2016 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (A: Oct. 2016 )
=10.6*401.75
=4,259

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2017 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Apr. 2017 )=Share Price (Q: Apr. 2017 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (Q: Apr. 2017 )
=12.57*409.87
=5,152

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Annual Data

Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15Oct16
mktcap 3,6841,4023,7322,9291,9622,4223,5714,6424,3134,259

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17Apr17
mktcap 4,7114,7224,2724,3133,2123,8383,7264,2595,0825,152
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