| Alphabet is a holding company. Co. has two segments: Google and Other Bets. Google includes Co.'s main products such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware (including Nest), Search, and YouTube. Co. provides a range of products across screens and formats. Also, Co. delivers both performance advertising and brand advertising. Other Bets includes businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. Other Bets primarily engages in the sale of internet and TV services through Access as well as 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.