| Microchip Technology develops, manufactures and sells smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Co.'s products include: Microcontrollers, which targets the eight-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontroller and 32-bit embedded microprocessor markets; Analog, which consists of power management, thermal management, and discrete diodes and MOSFETS; Other, which includes Field-programmable gate array products, royalties associated with licenses for the use of its SuperFlash and other technologies; and Microcontroller Development Tools, which provides tools that enable system designers to program its microcontroller and microprocessor products for specific applications. We show 48 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our MCHP shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute MCHP market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing MCHP market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing MCHP'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 MCHP versus a peer is one thing; comparing
MCHP 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 MCHP can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MCHP by allowing them to research the MCHP market cap history.