| Delta Air Lines is a global airline. Co. has the following operating segments: Airline Segment, which is managed as a single business unit that provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the U.S. and around the world and includes its loyalty program, as well as other ancillary airline services; and Refinery Segment, in which its Monroe Energy, LLC subsidiary (Monroe) operates the Trainer oil refinery and related assets located near Philadelphia, PA. Monroe's operations include pipelines and terminal assets that allow the refinery to supply jet fuel to Co.'s airline operations throughout the Northeastern U.S., including its New York hubs at LaGuardia and JFK. We show 49 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our DAL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute DAL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing DAL market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing DAL'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 DAL versus a peer is one thing; comparing
DAL 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 DAL can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching DAL by allowing them to research the DAL market cap history.