| Brighthouse Financial is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a provider of annuity products and life insurance products. Co. has three segments: annuities, which consists of variable, fixed, index-linked and income annuities designed to address contract holders' needs for protected wealth accumulation on a tax-deferred basis, wealth transfer and income security; life, which consists of insurance products and services, including term, universal, whole and variable life products designed to address policyholders' needs for financial security and protected wealth transfer; and run-off, which consists of products no longer actively sold and which are separately managed. We show 15 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our BHF shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute BHF market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing BHF market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing BHF'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 BHF versus a peer is one thing; comparing
BHF 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 BHF can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching BHF by allowing them to research the BHF market cap history.