| National Oilwell Varco is an independent provider of equipment and technology to the upstream oil and gas industry. Co.'s segments include: Wellbore Technologies, which designs, manufactures, rents, and sells a variety of equipment and technologies used to perform drilling operations; Completion and Production Solutions, which designs, manufactures, and sells equipment and technologies for hydraulic fracture stimulation, well intervention, onshore production, and offshore production; and Rig Technologies, which designs, manufactures and sells land rigs, offshore drilling equipment packages, and drilling rig components that mechanize and automate the drilling process and rig functionality. We show 46 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our NOV shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute NOV market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing NOV market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing NOV'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 NOV versus a peer is one thing; comparing
NOV 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 NOV can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching NOV by allowing them to research the NOV market cap history.