| Smith & Nephew is a medical technology company. Co. has a global franchise structure with three franchises: Orthopaedics, which includes a range of Hip and Knee Implants used to replace diseased, damaged or worn joints, robotics-assisted enabling technologies, and Trauma products used to stabilize severe fractures and correct bone deformities; Sports Medicine and Ear, Nose and Throat, which provide products and instruments used to repair or remove soft tissue; and Advance Wound Management, which provides a set of products to meet clinical needs, to help healthcare personnel reduce the human and economic consequences of wounds. We show 1 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our SNN shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute SNN market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing SNN market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing SNN'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 SNN versus a peer is one thing; comparing
SNN 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 SNN can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching SNN by allowing them to research the SNN market cap history.