| Banco Santander is engaged in all kinds of activities, operations and services inherent to the banking business in general and permitted by existing legislation, and the acquisition, holding, enjoyment and disposal of all kinds of securities. Co.'s operating areas include: Europe, North America, and South America. Co.'s secondary segments include: Retail Banking, which covers all customer banking businesses; Wealth Management and Insurance, which includes the asset management business; and Santander Global Platform, which is comprised of its global digital services under a single business unit, as well as 50% of the results generated by these services in the commercial network. We show 1 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our SAN shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute SAN market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing SAN market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing SAN'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 SAN versus a peer is one thing; comparing
SAN 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 SAN can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching SAN by allowing them to research the SAN market cap history.