| Balchem is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, medical sterilization and industrial markets. Co. has four reportable segments: Human Nutrition & Health, which provides human grade choline nutrients and mineral amino acid chelated products for nutrition wellness applications; Animal Nutrition & Health, which provides nutritional products in addition to basic choline chloride; Specialty Products, which provides ethylene oxide and propylene oxide; and Industrial Products, which provides certain derivatives of choline chloride, as well as manufactures and sells methylamines. The BCPC YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the BCPC 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 BCPC 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 BCPC 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.