| Vericel is a biopharmaceutical company providing cell therapies for the sports medicine and severe burn care markets. Co.'s products include: MACI®, which is an autologous cellularized scaffold product indicated for the repair of symptomatic, full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee with or without bone involvement in adults; and Epicel®, which is a permanent skin replacement for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with deep-dermal or full-thickness burns comprising greater than or equal to 30% of total body surface area. Co. also holds a license for North American rights to NexoBrid®, a registration-stage biological orphan product for debridement of severe thermal burns. The VCEL YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the VCEL 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 VCEL 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 VCEL 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.