| Barnes & Noble is engaged in the sale of trade books, mass market paperbacks (such as mystery, romance, science fiction and other popular fiction), children's books, eBooks and other digital content, NOOK® and related accessories, bargain books, textbooks, magazines, gifts, cafe products and services, educational toys and games, music and movies direct to customers through its bookstores or on www.barnesandnoble.com. Co.'s segments are B&N Retail, which bookstores primarily under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers trade name; and NOOK, which represents Co.'s digital business, including digital content such as eBooks, digital newsstand and sales of NOOK® devices and accessories to B&N Retail. We show 38 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our BKS shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute BKS market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing BKS market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing BKS'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 BKS versus a peer is one thing; comparing
BKS 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 BKS can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching BKS by allowing them to research the BKS market cap history.