| Philip Morris International is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is an international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, as well as smoke-free products, associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. Co. has a range of reduced-risk products in various stages of development, scientific assessment and commercialization. Co.'s IQOS smoke-free product brand portfolio includes heated tobacco and nicotine-containing vapor products. Co.'s smoke-free platform is a controlled device into which a heated tobacco unit is inserted and heated to generate an aerosol. The PM YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the PM 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 PM 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 PM 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.