| Facebook is focused on building and engaging products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. Co.'s products include: Facebook, which enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, which is a community for sharing photos, videos, and messages; Messenger and WhatsApp, which are messaging applications; and Oculus, which is a hardware, software, and developer ecosystem that allows people to come together and connect with each other through its Oculus virtual reality products. Co. also sells advertising placements to marketers. We show 28 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our FB shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute FB market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing Facebook market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing Facebook'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 Facebook versus a peer is one thing; comparing
Facebook 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 Facebook can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Facebook by allowing them to research the Facebook market cap history.