| Avista is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is primarily an electric and natural gas utility with certain other business ventures. Co. has two reportable business segments: Avista Utilities, which provides electric distribution and transmission, and natural gas distribution services in parts of eastern Washington and northern Idaho, as well as natural gas distribution service in parts of northeastern and southwestern Oregon; and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company, which provides electric services in Juneau, AK. Co. also has other businesses, including sheet metal fabrication, venture fund investments, real estate investments, as well as certain other investments. The AVA YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AVA 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 AVA 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 AVA 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.