| AmerisourceBergen is a pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services company. Co.'s Pharmaceutical Distribution Services reportable segment provides pharmaceutical distribution and additional services to physicians who focus on a variety of disease states, especially oncology, and to other healthcare providers, including hospitals and dialysis clinics. Additionally, this segment provides data analytics, outcomes research, and additional services for biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturers. This segment also provides pharmacy management, staffing and additional consulting services, and supply management software to a variety of retail and institutional healthcare providers. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our ABC shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute ABC market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing ABC market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing ABC'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 ABC versus a peer is one thing; comparing
ABC 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 ABC can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ABC by allowing them to research the ABC market cap history.