| Atmos Energy engages in the regulated natural gas distribution and pipeline and storage businesses. Co. delivers natural gas through sales and transportation arrangements to residential, commercial, public-authority and industrial customers. Co.'s operating segments are: distribution, which is comprised of its regulated natural gas distribution and related sales operations in various states; and pipeline and storage, which consists of the pipeline and storage operations of Atmos Pipeline-Texas Division (APT) and its natural gas transmission operations in Louisiana. APT provides transportation and storage services to Co.'s Mid-Tex Division and other third party local distribution companies. The ATO YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ATO 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 ATO 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 ATO 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.