| Barnes & Noble Education is a contract operator of physical and virtual bookstores for college and university campuses and K-12 institutions. Co.'s segments are: Retail, which provides course materials, including new and used print textbooks (which are available for sale or rent), digital textbooks and publisher hosted digital courseware, at its physical and virtual bookstores, as well as directly to students through Textbooks.com; Wholesale, which is comprised of the wholesale and virtual retail fulfillment, and support operations of its subsidiary, MBS Textbook Exchange, LLC; and Digital Student Solutions, which includes direct-to-student product and service offerings to assist students. We show 26 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our BNED shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute BNED market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing BNED market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing BNED'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 BNED versus a peer is one thing; comparing
BNED 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 BNED can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching BNED by allowing them to research the BNED market cap history.