| Barrick Gold is engaged in the production and sale of gold, as well as related activities such as exploration and mine development. Co. also produces copper and hold interests in oil and gas properties located in Canada. Co.'s mining operations are concentrated in three regional business units: North America, South America and Australia Pacific. Co. also hold a 73.9% equity interest in African Barrick Gold plc that owns gold mines and exploration properties in Africa. Co.'s copper business unit contains producing copper mines located in Chile and Zambia; and a mine under construction located in Saudi Arabia. We show 15 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our ABX shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute ABX market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing ABX market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing ABX'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 ABX versus a peer is one thing; comparing
ABX 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 ABX can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ABX by allowing them to research the ABX market cap history.