| Applied Optoelectronics provides fiber-optic networking products, for four networking end-markets: internet data center, cable television, telecommunications, and fiber-to-the-home. Co. designs and manufactures a range of optical communications products at varying levels of integration, from components, subassemblies and modules to complete turn-key equipment. Co.'s components often incorporate one or more of its optical laser chips inside a precision housing that provides mechanical protection as well as standardized electrical contacts. Other optical components may also include optical filters or other optical elements by which optical signals are routed internally within the component. The AAOI YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AAOI 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 AAOI 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 AAOI 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.