| EchoStar is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides broadband satellite technologies, broadband internet services for consumer customers, which include home and small to medium-sized businesses, satellite services and solutions for enterprise customers, which include aeronautical and government enterprises. Co. operates in two business segments: Hughes, which is engaged in both networking technologies and services; and EchoStar Satellite Services, which provides satellite services on a full-time and/or occasional-use basis to U.S. government service providers, internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, content providers and private enterprise customers. The SATS YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the SATS 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 SATS 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 SATS 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.