| Alphabet is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in a collection of businesses, which its primary business is Google. Co. reports all non-Google businesses collectively as Other Bets. Google's main products and platforms are Android, Chrome, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. Co. also provides advertisers with tools that help them attribute and measure their advertising campaigns. In addition, Other Bets includes Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X, among others. Other Bets primarily engages in the sales of internet and TV services through Access as well as licensing and research and development services through Verily. We show 26 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of GOOG's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of Alphabet shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like Alphabet versus peers —
is critical for investors. 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.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching Alphabet by allowing them to research Alphabet shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.