| Aqua Metals is engaged in the business of recycling lead through a proprietary and patent-pending process that Co. developed and named AquaRefining. AquaRefining uses an aqueous solvent and an electro-chemical process to produce lead suitable for use in lead acid battery (LAB) production. Co.'s AquaRefining process has two main elements. The first is Co.'s use of a proprietary, non-toxic solvent that dissolves lead compounds. The second is a proprietary electro-chemical process and electrolyzer that converts the dissolved lead compounds into high purity lead suitable for use in LAB production. The AQMS YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AQMS 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 AQMS 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 AQMS 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.