| IPG Photonics develops, manufactures and sells fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers and diode lasers that are used for a range of applications, primarily in materials processing. Co.'s portfolio of laser solutions are used in materials processing, communications, medical and advanced applications. Co. designs and manufactures main components used in its finished products including semiconductor diodes. Co. also manufactures complementary products used with its lasers including optical delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, optical processing heads, in-line sensors and chillers. In addition, Co. provides laser-based and non-laser based systems for certain markets and applications. The IPGP YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the IPGP 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 IPGP 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 IPGP 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.