| Altair Engineering delivers software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. Co.'s Software segment includes: software, which consists of software products including its solvers and optimization technology products, computing software applications and hardware products, modeling and visualization tools, and data analytics and analysis products; and software related services, which consists of consulting and implementation services. Co.'s Client Engineering Services segment provides client engineering services by hiring engineers and data scientists for placement at a customer site for specific customer-directed assignments. The ALTR YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ALTR 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 ALTR 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 ALTR 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.