| PayPal Holdings is a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide. Co. enables its consumers and merchants to manage and move their money on any platform and using any device. Co. also facilitates person-to-person payments through its PayPal, Venmo, and Xoom products. Co.'s combined payment solutions, including its PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom, and iZettle products, compose its proprietary Payments Platform. Co. charges fees for completing payment transactions for its customers and other payment-related services that are processed on its Payments Platform. We show 20 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.