| Procter & Gamble provides consumer packaged goods. Co.'s products are sold mainly through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, wholesalers, baby stores, beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores and pharmacies. At June 30 2018, Co. had five reportable segments: Beauty, which includes hair care, and skin and personal care products; Grooming, which includes shave care products; Health Care, which includes oral care and personal health care products; Fabric and Home Care, which includes fabric and home care products; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care, which includes baby care, feminine care and family care products. We show 36 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our PG shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute PG market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing Procter and Gamble market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing Procter and Gamble'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 Procter and Gamble versus a peer is one thing; comparing
Procter and Gamble 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 Procter and Gamble can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Procter and Gamble by allowing them to research the Procter and Gamble market cap history.