| KLA is a supplier of process equipment, process control equipment, and data analytics products for a range of industries, including semiconductors, printed circuit boards (PCBs) and displays. Co. provides process control and process-enabling solutions for manufacturing and testing wafers and reticles, integrated circuits (IC or chip), packaging, light emitting diodes, power devices, compound semiconductor devices, microelectromechanical systems, data storage, PCBs and flat and flexible panel displays, as well as general materials research. Co. has four reportable segments: Semiconductor Process Control; Specialty Semiconductor Process; PCB, Display and Component Inspection; and Other. We show 45 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our KLAC shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute KLAC market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing KLAC market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing KLAC'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 KLAC versus a peer is one thing; comparing
KLAC 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 KLAC can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching KLAC by allowing them to research the KLAC market cap history.