| Applied Materials provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the semiconductor, display and related industries. Co.'s segments are: Semiconductor Systems, which develops, manufactures and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips; Applied Global Services, which provides integrated solutions to support equipment and fab performance and productivity; and Display and Adjacent Markets, which is comprised of products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays, organic light-emitting diodes, and other display technologies for TVs, monitors, laptops, personal computers, electronic tablets, smart phones, and other consumer-oriented devices. We show 41 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our AMAT shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute AMAT market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing AMAT market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing AMAT'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 AMAT versus a peer is one thing; comparing
AMAT 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 AMAT can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AMAT by allowing them to research the AMAT market cap history.