| General Motors designs, builds and sells trucks, crossovers, cars and automobile parts. Co. also provides automotive financing services through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company, Inc. (GM Financial). GM Financial provides retail loan and lease lending across the credit spectrum. GM Financial also provides commercial lending products to dealers including floorplan financing, which is lending to finance new and used vehicle inventory; and dealer loans, which are loans to finance improvements to dealership facilities, to provide working capital, and to purchase and/or finance dealership real estate. Other commercial lending products include financing for parts and accessories. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our GM shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute GM market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing GM market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing GM'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 GM versus a peer is one thing; comparing
GM 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 GM can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching GM by allowing them to research the GM market cap history.