| Natural Resource Partners owns, manages and leases a portfolio of mineral properties, including interests in coal and other natural resources and owns a non-controlling 49% interest in Sisecam Wyoming LLC (Sisecam Wyoming), a trona ore mining and soda ash production business. Co.'s operating segments are: Mineral Rights, which consists of several acres of mineral interests and other subsurface rights across the U.S.; and Soda Ash, in which Sisecam Wyoming mines trona and processes it into soda ash that is sold both domestically and internationally into the glass and chemicals industries. The NRP YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the NRP 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 NRP 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 NRP 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.