| BGC Partners is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a brokerage and financial technology company. Through brands including BGC®, GFI®, Sunrise, Besso, Ed Broking®, Poten & Partners and RP Martin, among others, Co. engages in the brokerage of a range of products, including fixed income such as government bonds, corporate bonds, and other debt instruments, as well as related interest rate derivatives and credit derivatives. Co. also provides broker products across foreign exchange, equities, energy and commodities, insurance, and futures. Co. also provides a variety of services, including trade execution, clearing, post-trade, information, and other back-office services. We show 43 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our BGCP shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute BGCP market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing BGCP market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing BGCP'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 BGCP versus a peer is one thing; comparing
BGCP 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 BGCP can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching BGCP by allowing them to research the BGCP market cap history.