| Vicor designs, develops, manufactures, and markets modular power components and power systems for converting electrical power. Co. categorizes its product portfolios as either Advanced Products or Brick Products. Co. also sells a range of electrical and mechanical accessories for use with its products. The Advanced Products category consists of Co.'s products used to implement its proprietary Factorized Power Architecture, a power distribution architecture. The Brick Products category consists of integrated power systems, incorporating multiple conversion stages, used in conventional distributed power systems architectures. The VICR YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the VICR 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 VICR 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 VICR 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.