| Biolase develops, manufactures, markets, and sells laser systems. Co.'s proprietary systems allow dentists and other dental specialists to perform a range of dental procedures, including cosmetic, restorative, and surgical applications. Co. provides two categories of laser system products: Waterlase (all-tissue) systems and Diode (soft-tissue) systems. Co.'s brand, the Waterlase, uses a patented combination of water and laser energy to perform procedures performed using drills, scalpels, and other dental instruments for cutting soft and hard tissue. Co. also provides its diode laser systems to perform soft tissue, pain therapy, and cosmetic procedures, including teeth whitening. The BIOL YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the BIOL 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 BIOL 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 BIOL 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.