| Meta Platform is building products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, and in-home devices. Co.'s products include: Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Facebook Reality Labs. Co. sells advertising placements to marketers. Co.'s ads enable marketers to reach people based on a variety of factors including age, gender, location, interests, and behaviors. Marketers purchase ads that can appear in several places including on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and third-party applications and websites. We show 40 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our FB shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute FB market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing Meta Platforms market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing Meta Platforms'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 Meta Platforms versus a peer is one thing; comparing
Meta Platforms 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 Meta Platforms can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Meta Platforms by allowing them to research the Meta Platforms market cap history.