| McDonald's franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants. Co.'s menu includes hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Filet-O-Fish, several chicken sandwiches, Chicken McNuggets, wraps, fries, shakes, McFlurry desserts, sundaes, soft serve cones, bakery items, soft drinks, coffee, McCafe beverages and other beverages. Co.'s restaurants in the U.S. and various international markets provide a full or limited breakfast menu, which may include Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, McGriddles, biscuit and bagel sandwiches, oatmeal, breakfast burritos and hotcakes. The restaurants also sell a variety of other products during limited-time promotions. We show 50 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our MCD shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute MCD market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing MCD market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing MCD'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 MCD versus a peer is one thing; comparing
MCD 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 MCD can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MCD by allowing them to research the MCD market cap history.