How to Find ASX Stocks Market Capitalisation?

Submitted by Sharemarket News on 4 May, 2011 - 16:10

Learn where to find market capitalisation data.

Market capitalisation (also called market cap) is the total dollar value of a company's outstanding shares. It is also the overall value of a company according to the market. The formula for market capitalisation is the company's shares multiplied by the current market price of one share. For example, company ABC has 45 million shares outstanding, each with a market value of $100. The company's market capitalisation is $4.5 billion (45 million x $100 per share).

If you want to know ASX stocks market capitalisation for the last 5 to 10 years, a good source (but does not come cheap) is the Huntley’s Company Guide. The guide is a regularly updated A-Z dictionary of all ASX listed companies. It also has a history (fundamentals) of each stock. Shares magazine has tables at the back section showing market capitalisation information for securities.

On the web, you can try Australian Stock Screener which has an XLS spreadsheet of all ASX listed stocks and information such as issued shares and market caps.