| Vivint Solar is engaged in providing distributed solar energy, which is electricity generated by a solar energy system installed at or near customers' locations, to residential customers through a direct-to-home sales model. Co.'s product offering include: Power Purchase Agreements, in which Co. charges customers a fee per kilowatt hour based on the electricity production of the solar energy system, which is billed monthly; Legal-form Leases, in which Co. charges customers a fixed monthly payment to lease the solar energy system; and Solar Energy System Sales, in which Co. provides its customers the option to purchase solar energy systems for cash or through third-party financing. The VSLR YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the VSLR 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 VSLR 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 VSLR 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.