| IPG Photonics is a developer and manufacturer of a line of fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers and diode lasers that are used in various applications, primarily in materials processing. Co. designs and manufactures a range of optical fiber-based lasers and amplifiers. Co. also makes packaged diodes, direct diode lasers, laser systems and communications components and systems. A majority of Co.'s products are designed to be used as general-purpose energy or light sources. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our IPGP shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute IPGP market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing IPGP market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing IPGP'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 IPGP versus a peer is one thing; comparing
IPGP 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 IPGP can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching IPGP by allowing them to research the IPGP market cap history.