| Freeport-McMoRan is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a mining company. Co. operates assets with proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum, and Co. is a publicly traded copper producer. Co.'s portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, a copper and gold deposit; and mining operations in North America and South America, including the Morenci minerals district in Arizona and the Cerro Verde operation in Peru. Co.'s reportable segments include the Morenci, Cerro Verde and Grasberg (Indonesia mining) copper mines, the Rod and Refining operations, and Atlantic Copper Smelting and Refining. We show 61 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of FCX's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of FCX shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like FCX 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 FCX by allowing them to research FCX shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.