| Alphabet is a holding company. Co. has two segments: Google and Other Bets. Google includes Co.'s main internet products such as Android, Chrome, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. Co. is a provider of advertising solutions and provides a range of products across screens and devices. Co. delivers both performance advertising and brand advertising. Co. also provides digital content, enterprise cloud services, and hardware. Other Bets is engaged in sales of internet and TV services through Fiber, sales of Nest products and services, and licensing and research and development services through Verily. We show 20 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.