| Philip Morris International is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products, associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. Co.'s portfolio comprises international and local brands including Marlboro, which is complemented in the premium-price category by Parliament. Co.'s other international cigarette brands are Bond Street, Chesterfield, L&M, Lark and Philip Morris. Co. also owns several local cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna A and Sampoerna U in Indonesia, and Fortune and Jackpot in the Philippines. We show 52 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of PM's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of PM shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like PM 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 PM by allowing them to research PM shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.