The number of shares outstanding, shown on the company’s balance sheet under the heading “capital stock”, is used to calculate key metrics, including market capitalization figures, earnings per share (EPS) and share stakes for regulatory reporting levels.
The Worldwide Shares Outstanding service provides up-to-date figures from over 100 countries worldwide, enabling companies to efficiently calculate figures to comply with exchange regulations or portfolio holding levels.
EDI’s Worldwide Shares Outstanding service comprises two data sets:
- Official Shares Outstanding
- Daily-Adjusted Shares Outstanding
Official Shares Outstanding
EDI captures official figures from stock exchanges and company websites and provides updated figures as soon as they have been made available by the official source. The frequency of the official updates varies from market to market ranging from daily to annually.
Get more accurate projections with a daily-adjusted shares outstanding data feed
The frequency at which official figures are updated can be variable from daily to annual, but corporate actions can happen in between and have a significant impact on share outstanding figures.
Shares outstanding figures are adjusted to reflect events including:
- Bonus Rights
- Capital Reduction