| CSX provides rail-based freight transportation services. Co.'s principal operating subsidiary, CSX Transportation, Inc., provides a link to the transportation supply chain through its rail network, which serves centers in states east of the Mississippi River, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Co.'s CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. subsidiary owns and operates a system of intermodal terminals, primarily in the eastern United States and also performs drayage services (the pickup and delivery of intermodal shipments). Co.'s Total Distribution Services, Inc. subsidiary serves the automotive industry with distribution centers and storage locations. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our CSX shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute CSX market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing CSX market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing CSX'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 CSX versus a peer is one thing; comparing
CSX 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 CSX can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CSX by allowing them to research the CSX market cap history.