| ION Geophysical is a technology company that delivers data-driven decision-making offerings to the offshore energy and ports and harbors market. Co. provides its services and products through two business segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) Technology and Services and Operations Optimization. Co.'s E&P Technology and Services segment creates digital data assets and delivers services to help E&P companies improve decision-making. Co.'s Operations Optimization segment develops subscription offerings and provides engineering services that enable operational control and optimization offshore. The IO YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the IO 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 IO 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 IO 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.