| Columbia Sportswear is engaged in designing, sourcing, marketing, and distributing outdoor, active and everyday lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment products. Co.'s brands and products include: Columbia®, which is known for outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment products designed with function suited for all seasons, activities and locations; SOREL®, which provides footwear and accessories primarily to women, as well as to men and youth consumers; Mountain Hard Wear®, which provides apparel, accessories and equipment designed to meet the needs of climbing and climbers' everyday lifestyle; and prAna®, which focuses on clothing. We show 48 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our COLM shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute COLM market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing COLM market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing COLM'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 COLM versus a peer is one thing; comparing
COLM 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 COLM can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching COLM by allowing them to research the COLM market cap history.