| GAIN Capital Holdings is a holding company. Co. is a provider of trading services and solutions, focusing on over-the-counter and exchange-traded markets. Co. operates in two segments. Through its retail segment, Co. provides its customers around the world with access to a range of global financial markets, including spot forex exchange, precious metals trading, as well as contracts for difference, which are investment products with returns linked to the performance of underlying assets. Co.'s futures segment provides execution and risk management services for exchange-traded futures and futures options on main United States and European futures and options exchanges. We show 41 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our GCAP shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute GCAP market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing GCAP market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing GCAP'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 GCAP versus a peer is one thing; comparing
GCAP 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 GCAP can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching GCAP by allowing them to research the GCAP market cap history.