| Kroger operates as a retailer. Co. also manufactures and processes some of the food for sale in its supermarkets. Supermarkets are generally operated under one of the following formats: combination food and drug stores (combo stores); multi-department stores; marketplace stores; or price impact warehouses. The combo stores provide specialty departments including natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers and perishables such as seafood and organic produce. Marketplace provides grocery, pharmacy and health and beauty care departments as well as perishable offering and general merchandise area that includes apparel, home goods and toys. We show 47 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of KR's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of KR shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like KR 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 KR by allowing them to research KR shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.