| International Flavors & Fragrances is a creator and manufacturer of food, beverage, health and biosciences, scent and pharma solutions and complementary adjacent products. Co.'s business segments are: Nourish, which comprises food ingredients, flavor compounds, and savory solutions and inclusions; Health and Biosciences, which comprises a portfolio of enzymes, food cultures, probiotics and other ingredients for food, home and personal care, and health and wellness applications; Scent, which creates fragrance compounds, fragrance ingredients and cosmetic ingredients and personal care products; and Pharma Solutions, which produces cellulosics and seaweed-based pharma excipients. We show 51 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our IFF shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute IFF market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing IFF market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing IFF'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 IFF versus a peer is one thing; comparing
IFF 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 IFF can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching IFF by allowing them to research the IFF market cap history.