| Alliance Resource Partners is a natural resource company. Co.'s reportable segments are: Illinois Basin, which includes its operating mining complexes Gibson County Coal's mining complex as well as Co.'s Mt. Vernon coal-loading terminal in Indiana which operates on the Ohio River; Appalachia, which includes its operating mining complexes the Mettiki mining complex, the Tunnel Ridge mining complex and the MC Mining mining complex as well as Penn Ridge assets, which is primarily coal mineral interests; and Minerals, which includes oil and gas mineral interests held by Co.'s subsidiaries, AR Midland, LP, AllDale Minerals, LP and AllDale Minerals II, LP. The ARLP YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ARLP 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 ARLP 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 ARLP 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.