| PayPal Holdings is a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide. Co.'s combined payment solutions include its PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom and iZettle products and services. PayPal's payment solutions enable Co.'s customers to send and receive payments. PayPal helps merchants and consumers connect, transact, and complete payments, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Co. provides proprietary payment solutions accepted by merchants that enable the completion of payments on Co.'s Payments Platform on behalf of its customers. We show 23 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our PYPL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute PYPL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing PYPL market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing PYPL'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 PYPL versus a peer is one thing; comparing
PYPL 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 PYPL can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching PYPL by allowing them to research the PYPL market cap history.