| Air Products and Chemicals provides a portfolio of products, services, and solutions that include atmospheric gases, process and other gases, equipment, and services. Co.'s industrial gases business produces atmospheric gases (oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases); process gases (hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, syngas, and other gases); and equipment for production or processing of gases, such as air separation units and non-cryogenic generators. Co.'s industrial gases equipment business designs and manufactures equipment for air separation, hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction, and liquid helium and liquid hydrogen transport and storage. We show 38 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our APD shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute APD market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing APD market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing APD'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 APD versus a peer is one thing; comparing
APD 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 APD can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching APD by allowing them to research the APD market cap history.