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# Ownership Percentage

Any shareholder has percentage ownership in the company, determined by dividing the number of shares they own by outstanding shares (company’s capital stock), multiplied by 100.

Even if the number of shares a person has is fixed, their percentage ownership can change over time if the outstanding shares change.

Typically, this number is presented in percentage or basis points, but an investor might need to look at the number of shares they have, more than the percentage from the total.