| Aaron's is a provider of lease-purchase solutions. Co. is engaged in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories through its Co.-operated and franchised stores in several states and Canada as well as its e-commerce platform, Aarons.com. Co.'s stores carry brands such as Samsung®, Hewlett-Packard®, LG®, Whirlpool®, Simmons®, Philips® and Ashley®. Co.'s operating segments include Progressive Leasing, a virtual lease-to-own company that provides lease-purchase solutions; Aaron's Business, which provides consumer electronics and accessories; and Dent-A-Med, Inc., which provides a variety of revolving credit products. The AAN YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AAN YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether AAN YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the AAN YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.