| Designer Brands is a designer, producer and retailer of footwear and accessories. Co. operates in three reportable segments: the U.S. Retail, the Canada Retail, and the Brand Portfolio. The U.S. Retail segment includes stores operated in the U.S. under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) banner and its related e-commerce site. The Canada Retail segment operates The Shoe Company, Shoe Warehouse, and DSW banners through its Canada stores and e-commerce sites. The Brand Portfolio segment sells wholesale products to retailers, serves retailers as the design and buying agent for products under private labels, and sells branded products through the direct-to-consumer e-commerce site. The DBI YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the DBI 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 DBI 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 DBI 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.