| Spartan Motors is engaged in vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial vehicle, emergency response and recreational vehicle industries. Co.'s segments are: Fleet Vehicles and Services, which manufactures commercial vehicles used in the e-commerce/last mile/parcel delivery and mobile retail industries; Emergency Response Vehicles, which engineers and manufactures custom emergency response cabs and chassis and apparatus; and Specialty Chassis and Vehicles, which engineers and manufactures Class A diesel motor home chassis, manufactures its Reach walk-in van, provides contract assembly of defense vehicles and other chassis, and distributes related aftermarket parts and accessories. The SPAR YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the SPAR 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 SPAR 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 SPAR 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.