| Ecopetrol is a vertically integrated oil company with a presence primarily in Colombia and with activities in Peru, Brazil, Mexico and the United States Gulf Coast. Co. operates in the following business segments: Exploration and Production, which includes exploration, development and production activities in Colombia and abroad; Transport and Logistics, which includes the transportation of crude oil, motor fuels, fuel oil and other refined products including diesel, jet and biofuels; and Refining, Petrochemical, and Biofuels, which includes its Barrancabermeja refinery and Cartagena refinery as well as its investments in two biofuel companies, Bioenergy S.A.S. and Ecodiesel Colombia S.A. The EC YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the EC 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 EC 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 EC 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.