| Greenbrier Companies designs, manufactures and markets railroad freight car equipment in North America, Europe, South America and other geographies. Co. operates in three reportable segments: Manufacturing, which produces double-stack intermodal railcars, tank cars, conventional railcars, automotive railcar products and marine vessels; Wheels, Repair and Parts, which performs wheel and axle servicing, railcar maintenance and produces a variety of parts for the rail industry in North America; and Leasing and Services, which owns railcars. Through unconsolidated affiliates, Co. produces rail and industrial components and has an ownership stake in a railcar manufacturer in Brazil. We show 50 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our GBX shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute GBX market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing GBX market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing GBX'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 GBX versus a peer is one thing; comparing
GBX 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 GBX can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching GBX by allowing them to research the GBX market cap history.