| CPFL Energia SA is a holding company that, through its subsidiaries, distributes, generates, transmits and commercializes electricity in Brazil as well as provides energy-related services. Co. also engages in power commercialization, buying and selling electricity to power producers, Free Consumers and power trading companies. Co. also provides agency services to Free Consumers before the Camara de Comercializacao de Energia Eletrica and other agents, as well as electricity-related services to its affiliates and unaffiliated parties. Co. has five operating segments: distribution; conventional generation sources; renewable generation sources; commercialization; and services. The CPL YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the CPL 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 CPL 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 CPL 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.