| Alcon is an eye care company. Co. researches, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of eye care products within two businesses: Surgical and Vision Care. Co.'s Surgical is focused on ophthalmic products for cataract surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, refractive laser surgery and glaucoma surgery. Co.'s surgical portfolio includes implantables, consumables and surgical equipment required for these procedures and supports the end-to-end needs of the ophthalmic surgeon. Co.'s Vision Care comprises daily disposable, reusable and color-enhancing contact lenses and a portfolio of ocular health products, including products for dry eye, ocular allergies, glaucoma, and contact lens care. We show 2 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our ALC shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute ALC market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing ALC market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing ALC'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 ALC versus a peer is one thing; comparing
ALC 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 ALC can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ALC by allowing them to research the ALC market cap history.