| Total System Services is a payment solutions provider that provides payment processing services, merchant services and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions. In addition, Co. provides general purpose reloadable prepaid and payroll cards, demand deposit accounts and other financial service solutions to the underbanked and other consumers and businesses. The services Co. provides are divided into three operating segments: Issuer Solutions, whereby Co. is a third party processor for credit card issuers in North America and Europe; Merchant Solutions, whereby Co. operates as a merchant acquirer; and Consumer Solutions, whereby Co. is a prepaid program manager. The Total System Services YTD return is shown above.
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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 Total System Services 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 TSS YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
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