# Why is sum of shares different from total value (10% instead of 100%)?

I know the game is supposed to mimic the real market, about which I know almost nothing, but I don't understand how the value of a share is calculated (I mean why is it calculated the way it seems).

When your company total value is 1,206K (1 206 000 \$), your shares are at "12.06 \$", but there are not 100 000 shares like you could think, there are only 10 000 shares (10 blocks of 1000 shares).

So why shares represent only 10% of a company ? Why would you be the owner of a company after buying only 6% of it ? Is real market like this or is it just a thing in the game ?

UPDATE : the answer may be I'm just wrong in my calculations and the total of shares IS equal to the total value of a company which would make sense to me.

• Just to clarify- you're not at all interested in the forumla for calculating share price, but in the reason shares work as they do? Nov 2, 2019 at 13:14
• Well, I suspect my calculation is wrong because of what I explain, that's why I'm asking for the calculation. But if the calculation is really total_value / 100 000, for sure I'd like to know how it is makes sense in the game :) Nov 2, 2019 at 13:33