| Ralph Lauren designs, markets, and distributes lifestyle products, including apparel, footwear, accessories, home furnishings, fragrances, and hospitality. Co.'s brand names include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others. Co. sells directly to customers via its retail stores, concession-based shop-within-shops, and through its own digital commerce sites; while its international licensing partners operate Ralph Lauren stores and shops, and Club Monaco stores and shops. Co. has three reportable segments: North America ; Europe; and Asia. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our RL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute RL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing RL market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing RL'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 RL versus a peer is one thing; comparing
RL 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 RL can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching RL by allowing them to research the RL market cap history.