| Arbutus Biopharma is a therapeutic solutions company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing a cure for patients with chronic hepatitis B infection, a disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Co. is developing a product pipeline consisting of multiple drug candidates with complementary mechanisms of action. In addition to its drug pipeline focused on HBV, Co. has royalty entitlement on Onpattro, a drug that incorporates its lipid nanoparticle delivery technology. Co. also has interest in Genevant Sciences Ltd. to which Co. has licensed its lipid nanoparticle delivery platform and conjugate delivery platform for all applications except HBV. The ABUS YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ABUS 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 ABUS 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 ABUS 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.