| Applied Optoelectronics provides fiber-optic networking products, for four networking end-markets: internet data center, cable television, telecommunications, and fiber-to-the-home. Co. designs and manufactures a range of optical communications products at varying levels of integration, from components, subassemblies and modules to complete turn-key equipment. Co.'s components often incorporate one or more of its optical laser chips inside a precision housing that provides mechanical protection as well as standardized electrical contacts. Other optical components may also include optical filters or other optical elements by which optical signals are routed internally within the component. We show 25 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our AAOI shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute AAOI market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing AAOI market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing AAOI's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of AAOI versus a peer is one thing; comparing
AAOI market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like AAOI can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AAOI by allowing them to research the AAOI market cap history.