| Aflac is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, provides financial protection to people worldwide. Co.'s principal business is supplemental health and life insurance products in the U.S. and Japan. Co.'s insurance business consists of two reporting segments: Aflac Japan, which provides third sector insurance products which are supplemental products designed to help consumers pay for medical and nonmedical costs that are not reimbursed under Japan's national health insurance system; and Aflac U.S., which designs its U.S. insurance products to provide supplemental coverage for people who already have primary medical or primary insurance coverage. The AFL YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AFL 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 AFL 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 AFL 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.