| Arcos Dorados Holdings is an independent McDonald's franchisee. Co. has the exclusive right to own, operate and grant franchises of McDonald's restaurants in various countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas, and Venezuela. Co. operates McDonald's-branded restaurants under two different operating formats, Co.-operated restaurants and franchised restaurants. We show 9 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our ARCO shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute ARCO market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing ARCO market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing ARCO'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 ARCO versus a peer is one thing; comparing
ARCO 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 ARCO can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ARCO by allowing them to research the ARCO market cap history.