| PriceSmart owns and operates United States style membership shopping warehouse clubs in Central America, the Caribbean and Colombia. Co. also functions as a wholesale supplier to a retailer in the Philippines. Co. sells brand name and private label consumer products to individuals and businesses. Co. provides three types of memberships: Business, Diamond and Platinum. Businesses qualify for Business membership. The Diamond membership is targeted at individuals and families. The Platinum membership provides members with a 2% rebate on several items, up to an annual maximum of $500. The PSMT YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the PSMT 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 PSMT 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 PSMT 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.