| Baytex Energy is a conventional oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of petroleum and natural gas in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the United States. As of Dec 31 2010, total proved reserves for light and medium oil consisting of 18,416 thousand barrels gross (15,335 thousand barrels net), heavy oil consisting of 104,978 thousand barrels gross (87,384 thousand barrels net), natural gas liquids consisting of 2,825 thousand barrels gross (2,015 thousand barrels net) and natural gas consisting of 83,800 million cubic feet gross (70,300 million cubic feet net). We show 10 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our BTE shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute BTE market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing BTE market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing BTE'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 BTE versus a peer is one thing; comparing
BTE 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 BTE can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching BTE by allowing them to research the BTE market cap history.