| AXT is a materials science company that develops and produces compound and single element semiconductor substrates, also known as wafers. Co.'s compound substrates combine indium with phosphorous (indium phosphide (InP)) or gallium with arsenic (gallium arsenide (GaAs)). Co.'s single element substrates are made from germanium. InP is a semiconductor substrate used in fiber optic lasers and detectors, passive optical networks, telecommunication, silicon photonics, and photonic integrated circuits. Co. makes semi-insulating GaAs substrates used in making semiconductor chips in applications such as power amplifiers for wireless devices, transistors and solar cells for drones. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of AXTI's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of AXTI shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like AXTI 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 AXTI by allowing them to research AXTI shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.