| Cardinal Health is a healthcare services and products company providing customized solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, physician offices and patients in the home. Co. manages its business in two segments: Pharmaceutical and Medical. Co.'s Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical and over-the-counter healthcare and consumer products in the U.S. Co.'s Medical segment manufactures, sources and distributes Cardinal Health branded medical, surgical and laboratory products, which are sold in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and other markets. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our CAH shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute CAH market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing CAH market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing CAH'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 CAH versus a peer is one thing; comparing
CAH 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 CAH can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CAH by allowing them to research the CAH market cap history.