| AAR is a provider of products and services to the aviation and government and defense markets. Co. reports its activities in two business segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. The Aviation Services segment provides aftermarket support and services for the commercial aviation and government and defense markets. In this segment, Co. also provides inventory management and distribution services, maintenance, repair and overhaul, and engineering services. The Expeditionary Services segment consists of businesses that primarily provide products and services supporting the movement of equipment and personnel by the U.S. and foreign governments and non-governmental organizations. The AIR YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AIR 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 AIR 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 AIR 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.