| Advanced Emissions Solutions is a holding entity for companies that provide emissions solutions to customers in the coal-fired power generation and industrial boiler processes. Through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, Co. is engaged in emissions control technologies and associated equipment, chemicals and services. As of Dec 31 2017, Co.'s operations consisted of two reportable segments: refined coal, which engages in equity method investments as well as royalty related to reduced emissions of both nitrogen oxide and mercury from coal; and emissions control, which includes its Systems & Equipment, Chemicals and Consulting Services. The ADES YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ADES 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 ADES 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 ADES 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.