| AerCap Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in aircraft leasing. Co. focuses on acquiring aircraft, funding them, hedging interest rate risk and using its platform to deploy these assets. Co. leases most of its aircraft to airlines under operating leases. Under these leases, the lessee is responsible for the maintenance and servicing of the equipment during the lease term and Co. receives the benefit, and assumes the risks, of the residual value of the equipment at the end of the lease. Co. provides aircraft and engine asset management and corporate services to securitization vehicles, joint ventures and other third parties. The AER YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AER 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 AER 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 AER 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.