Tech companies often use their fully-diluted share count when they're private companies, to increase their perceived valuation. When they file to go public, however, the number of shares is typically only the shares outstanding (a smaller number than the fully-diluted share count). As a result, the company's "valuation" may decrease even though the price paid per share has gone up.
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