Quarter To Date - QTD

Filed Under:
Dictionary Says

Definition of 'Quarter To Date - QTD'


A time interval that captures all relevant company activity that occurred between the beginning of the current quarter and the time in which the data was gathered. Quarter to date information is typically gathered in situations when the entire quarterly period has not ended yet, and it can allow management to see how the quarter is shaping up.

Investopedia Says

Investopedia explains 'Quarter To Date - QTD'


For example, a company may have software that is tracking its revenue for the quarter to date. If the information is suggesting that QTD revenue is dramatically lower than the same quarter from last year, this updated data will allow management to start looking for trends to see what is different compared to last year. Further analysis can also determine if any changes will need to be made in order to improve the situation.

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Earnings Call

    A conference call between the management of a public company, analysts, investors and the media to discuss the financial results during a given reporting period such as a quarter or a fiscal year.
  2. Legal Monopoly

    A company that is operating as a monopoly under a government mandate. A legal monopoly offers a specific product or service at a regulated price and can either be independently run and government regulated, or government run and regulated.
  3. Closed-End Fund

    A closed-end fund is a publicly traded investment company that raises a fixed amount of capital through an initial public offering (IPO). The fund is then structured, listed and traded like a stock on a stock exchange.
  4. Payday Loan

    A type of short-term borrowing where an individual borrows a small amount at a very high rate of interest. The borrower typically writes a post-dated personal check in the amount they wish to borrow plus a fee in exchange for cash.
  5. Securitization

    The process through which an issuer creates a financial instrument by combining other financial assets and then marketing different tiers of the repackaged instruments to investors.
  6. Economic Forecasting

    The process of attempting to predict the future condition of the economy. This involves the use of statistical models utilizing variables sometimes called indicators.
Trading Center