| Core Laboratories is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides proprietary and patented reservoir description and production enhancement services and products to the oil and gas industry. Co. has two segments: Reservoir Description, which provides laboratory-based analytical and field services to characterize properties of crude oil and petroleum products to the oil and gas industry, as well as to provide proprietary and joint industry studies based on these types of analyses; and Production Enhancement, which includes services and products relating to reservoir well completions, perforations, stimulations and production, as well as integrated diagnostic services. The CLB YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the CLB 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 CLB 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 CLB 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.