Definition of market capitalization in English:

market capitalization

(British market capitalisation)


  • The value of a company that is traded on the stock market, calculated by multiplying the total number of shares by the present share price.

    ‘the company's shares closed on Friday at 18p, giving it a market capitalization of £9.15m’
    • ‘"Momentum is building for them to gain greater market share and market capitalization," says Burroughs.’
    • ‘The site says it is "home to about 3,000 companies worth nearly $16 trillion in global market capitalization."’
    • ‘Stock holders get an unrealistic view of the company's worth when they look at the market capitalization.’
    • ‘By the middle of 2002, telecoms shares had lost 95 per cent of their value; some $2.5 trillion of market capitalisation had gone up in smoke.’
    • ‘Some high-tech companies that are declining in market capitalization or stock value have great products.’