| Aqua Metals is engaging in the business of recycling lead through a proprietary and patent-pending process that it developed and named AquaRefining. AquaRefining uses a bio-degradable aqueous solvent and a temperature electro-chemical process to produce lead suitable for use in lead acid battery (LAB) production. Co.'s process has two primary elements. The first is Co.'s use of a proprietary, non-toxic solvent that dissolves lead compounds. The second is a proprietary electro-chemical process and Aqualyzer that converts the dissolved lead compounds into lead suitable for use in LAB production. Co.'s AquaRefining process can generate lead and lead-based products and recovered plastic chips. The AQMS stock yearly return is shown above.
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is a measure of the annual return over the calendar year 2018 for the given stock.
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more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon.
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by performing the AQMS annual return calculation with any dividends reinvested as applicable (on ex-dates).