| Sonoco Products is a manufacturer of consumer, industrial and protective packaging products and a provider of packaging services. Co.'s segments are: Consumer Packaging, which includes round and shaped rigid paper containers, fiber and plastic caulk/adhesive tubes, and rotogravure cylinder engraving, and global brand management; Paper and Industrial Converted Products, which includes recycled paperboard, chipboard, tubeboard, corestock, boxboard, corrugating medium, and adhesives; Protective Solutions, which includes protective packaging and components; and Display and Packaging, which includes point-of-purchase displays; custom packaging; retail packaging, and supply chain management. We show 50 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our SON shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute SON market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing SON market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing SON'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 SON versus a peer is one thing; comparing
SON 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 SON can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching SON by allowing them to research the SON market cap history.