| McKesson is engaged in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology. Co.'s segments include: U.S. Pharmaceutical and Specialty Solutions, which provides distribution and logistics services for pharmaceutical drugs along with other products to customers; European Pharmaceutical Solutions, which provides distribution and services to wholesale, institutional and retail customers in European countries where it owns, partners or franchises with retail pharmacies; and Medical-Surgical Solutions, which delivers medical-supply distribution, logistics, biomedical and other services to healthcare providers. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our MCK shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute MCK market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing MCK market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing MCK'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 MCK versus a peer is one thing; comparing
MCK 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 MCK can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MCK by allowing them to research the MCK market cap history.