| CMS Energy is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is an energy company. Co.'s subsidiaries include Consumers Energy Company, which is an electric and gas utility; and CMS Enterprises Company, which is a power producer and marketer. Co.'s segments are: electric utility, which includes the generation, purchase, distribution, and sale of electricity; gas utility, which includes the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution, and sale of natural gas; and enterprises, its non-utility operations and investments, which engages in domestic independent power production, including the development and operation of renewable generation, and the marketing of independent power production. The CMS YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the CMS 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 CMS 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 CMS 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.