| Charles & Colvard manufactures, markets, and distributes Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® (which Co. refers to as moissanite or moissanite jewels) and Caydia®, a brand of lab grown diamonds. Co. sells loose moissanite jewels, lab grown diamonds, and finished jewelry set with gemstones through various operating segments: Online Channels segment, which comprises its charlesandcolvard.com and moissaniteoutlet.com websites, e-commerce outlets, including marketplaces, drop-ship customers, and other e-commerce customers; and Traditional segment, which consists of domestic and international distributors and retail customers. The CTHR YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the CTHR 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 CTHR 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 CTHR 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.