| Canon is a manufacturer of office multifunction devices (MFDs), copying machines, laser printers, cameras, inkjet printers, diagnostic equipment and lithography equipment. Co. divides its businesses into four segments. The Office Business Unit mainly includes office MFDs, laser printers, digital continuous feed presses and digital sheet-fed presses. The Imaging System Business Unit mainly includes interchangeable-lens digital cameras, digital compact cameras and interchangeable lense.The Medical System Business Unit mainly includes digital radiography systems, diagnostic X-ray systems and CT systems. The Industry and Others Business Unit mainly includes semiconductor lithography equipment. We show 3 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our CAJ shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute CAJ market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing CAJ market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing CAJ'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 CAJ versus a peer is one thing; comparing
CAJ 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 CAJ can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CAJ by allowing them to research the CAJ market cap history.