| Stepan is engaged in the production and sale of specialty and intermediate chemicals, which are sold to other manufacturers for use in a variety of end products. Co. has three reportable segments: Surfactants, which are used in a variety of consumer and industrial cleaning compounds as well as in agricultural products, lubricating ingredients, oil field chemicals and other applications; Polymers, which are used primarily in plastics, building materials, refrigeration systems and coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers applications; and Specialty Products, which are used in food, flavoring, nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical applications. We show 51 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our SCL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute SCL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing SCL market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing SCL'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 SCL versus a peer is one thing; comparing
SCL 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 SCL can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching SCL by allowing them to research the SCL market cap history.