| Otter Tail is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in businesses classified into electric, manufacturing and plastics segments. Co.'s electric segment includes the production, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota by its subsidiary. Co.'s manufacturing segment consists of contract machining, metal parts stamping, fabrication and painting, and production of plastic thermoformed horticultural containers, life science and industrial packaging, and material handling components. Co.'s plastics segment consists of businesses producing polyvinyl chloride pipe at plants in North Dakota and Arizona. We show 43 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our OTTR shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute OTTR market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing OTTR market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing OTTR'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 OTTR versus a peer is one thing; comparing
OTTR 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 OTTR can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching OTTR by allowing them to research the OTTR market cap history.