| Portland General Electric is an electric utility engaged in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and retail sale of electricity in the state of Oregon. Co. also participates in the wholesale market by purchasing and selling electricity and natural gas. Co.'s generating facilities consist of thermal plants (natural gas- and coal-fired), wind farms, and hydroelectric. Co. owns or has contractual rights associated with transmission lines that deliver electricity from its generation facilities to its distribution system in its service territory and also to the Western Interconnection. We show 46 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our POR shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute POR market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing POR market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing POR'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 POR versus a peer is one thing; comparing
POR 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 POR can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching POR by allowing them to research the POR market cap history.