| Columbia Sportswear is an outdoor and active lifestyle apparel and footwear company. Co. is engaged in designing, sourcing, marketing, and distributing outdoor and active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment. Co. develops and manages its merchandise in two categories: apparel, accessories and equipment, which is designed to be used for outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing, mountaineering, camping, hunting, fishing, yoga, and adventure travel; and footwear, which includes hiking boots, trail running shoes, rugged cold weather boots for activities on snow and ice, sandals and shoes for use in water activities, and casual shoes for everyday use. We show 41 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of COLM's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of COLM shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like COLM 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 COLM by allowing them to research COLM shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.