| TravelCenters of America is engaged in the operation and franchise of travel center, standalone convenience store and standalone restaurant locations. Co. manages its business on the basis of two separately reportable segments, travel centers and convenience stores. As of Dec 31 2017, Co.'s business included 256 travel centers in 43 states in the U.S., primarily along the U.S. interstate highway system, and the province of Ontario, Canada. Co.'s travel centers included 178 operated under the TravelCenters of America and TA brand names, and 78 locations operated under the Petro Stopping Centers and Petro brand names. We show 38 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our TA shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute TA market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing TA market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing TA'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 TA versus a peer is one thing; comparing
TA 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 TA can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching TA by allowing them to research the TA market cap history.