| Ross Stores and its subsidiaries operate two brands of off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores, which are Ross Dress for Less® (Ross) and dd's DISCOUNTS®. Ross provides name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices every day. dd's DISCOUNTS provides name brand apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices every day. Both of Co.'s Ross and dd's DISCOUNTS brands target women and men between the ages of 18 and 54. We show 40 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our ROST shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute ROST market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing ROST market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing ROST'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 ROST versus a peer is one thing; comparing
ROST 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 ROST can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching ROST by allowing them to research the ROST market cap history.