| The Gap is an apparel retail company. Co. provides apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix, and Hill City brands. Co. has stores in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Ireland, Japan, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mexico, and has franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Old Navy, Gap, and Banana Republic stores throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Under these agreements, third parties operate stores that sell apparel and related products under Co.'s brand names. We show 37 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our GPS shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute GPS market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing GPS market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing GPS'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 GPS versus a peer is one thing; comparing
GPS 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 GPS can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching GPS by allowing them to research the GPS market cap history.