| PPG Industries manufactures and distributes a range of paints, coatings and specialty materials. Co.'s business segments are: Performance Coatings, which primarily supplies a variety of protective and decorative coatings, sealants and finishes along with paint strippers, stains and related chemicals, pavement marking products as well as transparencies and transparent armor; and Industrial Coatings, which primarily supplies a variety of protective and decorative coatings and finishes along with adhesives, sealants, metal pretreatment products, optical monomers and coatings, precipitated silicas and other specialty materials. We show 51 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our PPG shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute PPG market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing PPG market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing PPG'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 PPG versus a peer is one thing; comparing
PPG 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 PPG can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching PPG by allowing them to research the PPG market cap history.