| Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a learning company focusing on education solutions across a variety of media, delivering content, services and technology to both educational institutions and consumers. Co. has two reportable segments: Education and Trade Publishing. Co.'s education segment provides educational content, services, and technology solutions. Co.'s trade publishing segment primarily develops, markets and sells consumer books in print and digital formats and licenses book rights to other publishers and electronic businesses in the U.S. and abroad. Co.'s general interest titles include literary fiction, culinary, and non-fiction in hardcover, e-book and paperback formats. We show 23 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our HMHC shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute HMHC market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing HMHC market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing HMHC'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 HMHC versus a peer is one thing; comparing
HMHC 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 HMHC can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching HMHC by allowing them to research the HMHC market cap history.