| Brookfield Infrastructure Partners is engaged in owning a portfolio of infrastructure assets. Co.'s operating segments are: Utilities, which is a regulated or contractual businesses which earn a return on their asset base; Transport, which provides transportation for freight, bulk commodities and passengers; Energy, which is a system that provide energy transmission, gathering, processing and storage services; and Data Infrastructure, which provides critical infrastructure and services to global communication companies. The BIP YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the BIP 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 BIP 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 BIP 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.