| FirstCash is an operator of retail pawn stores in the U.S. and Latin America. Co. has stores the U.S. and the District of Columbia, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and El Salvador. Co.'s primary business is the operation of retail pawn stores, also known as pawnshops, which provides pawn loans and buys merchandise directly from customers. Personal property, such as jewelry, electronics, tools, appliances, sporting goods and musical instruments, is pledged and held as collateral for the pawn loans. Pawn stores also generate retail sales primarily from the merchandise acquired through collateral forfeitures and over-the-counter purchases from customers. We show 50 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our FCFS shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute FCFS market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing FCFS market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing FCFS'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 FCFS versus a peer is one thing; comparing
FCFS 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 FCFS can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching FCFS by allowing them to research the FCFS market cap history.