| Silgan Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. manufactures rigid packaging for consumer goods products. Co. operates three businesses; its metal container business, which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of steel and aluminum containers; its closures business, which manufactures metal and plastic closures and dispensing systems for food, beverage, health care, garden, personal care, home and beauty products; and its plastic container business, which manufactures custom designed and stock plastic containers for a variety of markets, including the personal care, food, health care and household and industrial chemical markets. We show 49 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our SLGN shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute SLGN market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing SLGN market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing SLGN'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 SLGN versus a peer is one thing; comparing
SLGN 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 SLGN can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching SLGN by allowing them to research the SLGN market cap history.