| ADT provides commercial security systems and services. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in the sale, installation, servicing, and monitoring of electronic home and business security and automation systems in the United States and Canada. Co. also offers residential, commercial, and multi-site customers a comprehensive set of burglary, video, access control, fire and smoke alarm, and medical alert solutions. Co.'s 24/7 monitoring capabilities are enabled by 12 monitoring centers. As of Sept. 30, 2017, Co. serves approximately 7.2 million customers (excluding contracts monitored but not owned) throughout the United States and Canada. We show 6 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our ADT shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute ADT market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing ADT market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing ADT'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 ADT versus a peer is one thing; comparing
ADT 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 ADT can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ADT by allowing them to research the ADT market cap history.