| Cisco Systems designs and sells a range of technologies that power the Internet. Co.'s products and technologies are grouped into the following categories: Infrastructure Platforms, which consists of its main networking technologies of switching, routing, wireless, and data center products; Applications, which consists primarily of software-related offerings that utilize the main networking and data center platforms to provide their functions; Security, which includes its network security, cloud and email security, identity and access management, threat protection, and unified threat management products; and Other Products, which consists of its technologies products. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our CSCO shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute CSCO market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing CSCO market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing CSCO'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 CSCO versus a peer is one thing; comparing
CSCO 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 CSCO can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CSCO by allowing them to research the CSCO market cap history.