| Advantage Solutions is a provider of outsourced solutions to consumer goods companies and retailers. Co. provides essential, business services like headquarter sales, retail merchandising, in-store sampling, digital commerce and shopper marketing. Co. has two reportable segments: sales, which provides headquarter sales representation services to consumer goods manufacturers, for whom it prepares and presents to retailers a business case to increase distribution of manufacturers' products and support how they are displayed, priced and promoted; and marketing, which helps brands and retailers reach consumers through two main categories within the marketing segment. The ADV YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ADV 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 ADV 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 ADV 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.