Lucas
@theLucasWalters
Share price ≠ market cap ‼️ So often I see people talking about how they believe a penny stock is worth buying because the share price is low. That’s not necessarily true! In investing, a “share” is a unit that represents equity ownership in a corporation. It’s a literal share of the company. You’re sharing ownership with thousands of other owners. The market cap, or market capitalization, is the sum of all outstanding shares. The formula for calculating market cap is actually quite simple: Total shares x share price. As an example, Company A has 100 million outstanding shares (total supply) and the market price of each share is \$10. Company A’s market capitalization is \$10 billion. But let’s also look at Company B. Company B has a share price of \$100, but only 10 million outstanding shares. That means its market capitalization is \$1 billion. Which is cheaper: Company A or Company B? Many people nowadays only look at the share price, so most would probably say Company A is cheaper with the \$10/share price. But that’s not true. Company A is 10x more expensive than Company B! Even though Company B has a \$100/share price, the market capitalization is only \$1 billion. Remember that Company A’s market cap is \$10 billion. Assuming both A and B are in the same business with roughly the same revenue and earnings, I would buy B’s \$100 shares every time over A’s \$10 shares. That’s all for today’s post! Thanks for reading and I hope you learned something. If you did, please share this with your friends, family, or Hobo Joe across the street (as long as he has a Public account haha). Image credit: https://www.wise-geek.com/what-are-common-shares.htm #longterm #buildandgrow #learning #publiccommunity
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