| American Equity Investment Life Holding is a holding company. Co. is engaged in the development and sale of fixed index and fixed rate annuity products. Co. issues fixed annuity products through its subsidiaries, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company of New York and Eagle Life Insurance Company. Co.'s products include: Fixed Index Annuities, which allow policyholders to earn index credits based on the performance of a particular index without the risk of loss of their account value; and Fixed Rate Annuities, which include annual, multi-year rate guaranteed products and single premium deferred annuities. We show 48 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our AEL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute AEL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing AEL market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing AEL'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 AEL versus a peer is one thing; comparing
AEL 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 AEL can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AEL by allowing them to research the AEL market cap history.