Enterprise Value vs Market Capitalization
Enterprise Value (or EV) is usually referred to as Alcoa theoretical takeover price. In the event of an acquisition, an acquirer would have to take on Alcoa debt, but would also pocket its cash. Enterprise Value is more accurate representation of Alcoa value then its market capitalization because it takes into account all of Alcoa Corporation existing debt. Enterprise value is a measure of the value of a business as a whole, calculated as Market Capitalization
plus Total Debt USD
minus Cash and Equivalents USD
Market capitalization (or market cap) is the total value of the shares outstanding of Alcoa Corporation. It is equal to Alcoa current share price times the number of Alcoa outstanding shares. Represents the product of Total Shares (Basic) , Adjusted Share Price and Entity Share Factor.