| Blue Bird is an independent designer and manufacturer of school buses. Co. reviews and presents its business in two operating segments: the Bus segment, whereby Co. designs, engineers, manufactures and sells Type C school buses, Type D school buses, and other buses including school buses that are converted to suit applications required by the U.S. Government, state and local governments, and various customers for commercial and export markets; and the Parts segment, which provides parts for routine maintenance, replacement of parts that are damaged in service and replacement of parts that suffer from wear and tear through the life of the vehicle. The BLBD YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the BLBD 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 BLBD 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 BLBD 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.