| Cabot is a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. Co.'s principal products are reinforcing and specialty carbons, specialty compounds, fumed metal oxides, activated carbons, inkjet colorants, and aerogel. Co.'s business segments are: Reinforcement Materials, which combines the reinforcing carbons and elastomer composites product lines; Performance Chemicals, which combines its specialty carbons, fumed metal oxides and aerogel product lines into its Performance Additives business, and combines its specialty compounds and inkjet colorants product lines into its Formulated Solutions business; and Purification Solutions, which represents Co.'s activated carbon business. We show 50 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our CBT shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute CBT market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing CBT market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing CBT'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 CBT versus a peer is one thing; comparing
CBT 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 CBT can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CBT by allowing them to research the CBT market cap history.