| International Flavors & Fragrances is a creator and manufacturer of taste, scent and complementary adjacent products, including cosmetic active and natural health ingredients. Co.'s operating segments are Taste and Scent. The Taste segment develops a range of different flavors and taste offerings for its customers, most of which are tailor-made. Co.'s Taste business is comprised of various portfolios across flavor compounds, savory solutions, inclusions and nutrition and specialty ingredients. The Scent segment creates fragrance compounds and fragrance ingredients for the household and personal care products. Co. also produces cosmetic active and functional ingredients for use in cosmetics. We show 41 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.