| Companhia Siderurgica Nacional is a steel producer in Brazil and Latin America. Co. operates throughout the entire steel production chain, from the mining of iron ore to the production and sale of a range of steel products. Co. divides its business into five segments: steel, which produces carbon steel; mining, which sells its iron ore products mainly in Asia, Europe and Brazil; cement, which is comprised of a cement plant in Volta Redonda, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, and in Arcos, in the state of Minas Gerais; logistics, which comprises railway and port facilities; and energy, which is comprised of generation plants. The SID YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the SID 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 SID 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 SID 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.