| Vistra Energy is a holding company operating an integrated retail and electric power generation business. Through its subsidiaries, Co. has six segments: Retail, which is engaged in retail sales of electricity, natural gas and related services; Texas and East, which are engaged in electricity generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management activities, fuel production and fuel logistics management; West, which represents results from the California Independent System Operator market; Sunset, which consists of generation plants with announced retirement plans; and Asset Closure, which is engaged in the decommissioning and reclamation of retired plants and mines. We show 17 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our VST shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute VST market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing VST market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing VST'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 VST versus a peer is one thing; comparing
VST 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 VST can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching VST by allowing them to research the VST market cap history.