| Atlantic Power is an independent power producer that owns power generation assets in the U.S. and Canada. Co.'s power generation projects sell electricity to utilities and other customers primarily under long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs). Co. sells the majority of the capacity and energy from its power generation projects under PPAs to a variety of utilities and other parties. Co. directly operates and maintains the majority of its power generation projects. Co. also partners with providers in the independent power industry to operate and maintain its other projects, including Heorot Power Management LLC and Purenergy LLC. The AT YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AT 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 AT 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 AT 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.