| Kroger operates as a retailer. Co. also manufactures and processes some of the food for sale in its supermarkets. Supermarkets are generally operated under one of the following formats: combination food and drug stores (combo stores); multi-department stores; marketplace stores; or price impact warehouses. The combo stores provide specialty departments including natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers and perishables such as seafood and organic produce. Marketplace provides grocery, pharmacy and health and beauty care departments as well as perishable offering and general merchandise area that includes apparel, home goods and toys. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our KR shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute KR market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing KR market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing KR'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 KR versus a peer is one thing; comparing
KR 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 KR can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching KR by allowing them to research the KR market cap history.