| Schnitzer Steel Industries engages as a recycler of ferrous and nonferrous metal, including end-of-life vehicles, and a manufacturer of finished steel products. Co. acquires, processes, and recycles end-of-life (salvaged) vehicles, rail cars, home appliances, industrial machinery, manufacturing scrap, and construction and demolition scrap through its facilities. At its metals recycling facilities, Co. processes mixed and large pieces of scrap metal into smaller pieces by crushing, torching, shearing, shredding, separating, and sorting, resulting in recycled ferrous, nonferrous, and mixed metal pieces of a size, density, and metal content required by customers to meet their production needs. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our SCHN shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute SCHN market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing SCHN market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing SCHN'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 SCHN versus a peer is one thing; comparing
SCHN 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 SCHN can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching SCHN by allowing them to research the SCHN market cap history.