| China Distance Education Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is primarily engaged in providing online and offline education services and selling related products in the People's Republic of China. Co. operates in three operating segments: Education Services, which focuses on its education services in four main industries which are accounting, healthcare, engineering and construction and legal education; Business Start-up Training Services, which provides business start-up training to university students, job seekers and individuals; and Sale of Learning Simulation Software, which provides accounting simulation-based learning content to college students. We show 1 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our DL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute DL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing DL market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing DL'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 DL versus a peer is one thing; comparing
DL 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 DL can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching DL by allowing them to research the DL market cap history.