| Arcos Dorados Holdings is McDonald's franchisee. Co. has rights to own, operate and grant franchises of McDonald's restaurants. Co. operates McDonald's-branded restaurants under two operating formats, Company-operated restaurants and franchised restaurants. Co. has four geographical divisions: Brazil; the Caribbean division, consisting of Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas, and Venezuela; North Latin American division, consisting of Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama; and South Latin American division, consisting of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay. We show 8 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.