| Big 5 Sporting Goods is a holding company. Co. is a sporting goods retailer. Co.'s product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a range of outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and summer recreation and roller sports. Co.'s stores carry a range of products from brand name manufacturers, including adidas, Coleman, Columbia, Everlast, New Balance, Nike, Rawlings, Skechers, Spalding, Under Armour and Wilson. Co. also provides brand name merchandise produced for it, private label merchandise and items Co. purchases through opportunistic buys of vendor over-stock and close-out merchandise. We show 38 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our BGFV shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute BGFV market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing BGFV market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing BGFV'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 BGFV versus a peer is one thing; comparing
BGFV 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 BGFV can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching BGFV by allowing them to research the BGFV market cap history.