Overview

Since changing to a floating-rate municipal strategy in August 2013, the Fund’s NAV has demonstrated low volatility.

08/19/2013 - 03/31/2018

  • Class A NAV

Historical Returns (%) as of Mar 31, 2018

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
Fund at NAV 0.00 0.38 0.38 1.22 0.49 -0.24 2.13
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -2.29 -1.92 -1.92 -1.10 -0.28 -0.69 1.90
Bloomberg Barclays 1 Year Municipal Bond Index1 -0.07 0.38 0.38 0.61 0.66 0.66 1.34
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Prior to 8/19/13, Fund employed a strategy of investing in fixed-rate bonds with a dollar-weighted average portfolio duration of between three and nine years. Max Sales Charge: 2.25%.
 

Fund Facts as of Mar 31, 2018

Class A Inception 06/27/1996
Performance Inception 05/29/1992
Investment Objective Current tax-exempt income
Total Net Assets $400.5M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio (Gross)2 0.63%
Expense Ratio (Net)2,3 0.60%
CUSIP 27826H636

Top 10 Holdings (%)4,5 as of Mar 31, 2018

Black Belt Energy Gas District
City of New York NY
Bay Area Toll Authority
Iowa Health System Obligated Group
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
State of California Department of Water Resources
Partners Healthcare System Inc
BP Products North America Inc
City County of Denver CO Airport System Revenue
YaleNew Haven Hospital Obligated Group
Total 29.20
 

The information included herein does not reflect securities deemed to be held by the Fund pursuant to financial accounting standard 140 (FAS 140).

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Longer-term bonds typically are more sensitive to interest-rate changes than shorter-term bonds. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%) as of Mar 31, 2018

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
Fund at NAV 0.00 0.38 0.38 1.22 0.49 -0.24 2.13
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -2.29 -1.92 -1.92 -1.10 -0.28 -0.69 1.90
Bloomberg Barclays 1 Year Municipal Bond Index1 -0.07 0.38 0.38 0.61 0.66 0.66 1.34
Morningstar Muni National Short Category6 0.00 -0.11 -0.11 0.71 0.67 0.70 1.77
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Prior to 8/19/13, Fund employed a strategy of investing in fixed-rate bonds with a dollar-weighted average portfolio duration of between three and nine years. Max Sales Charge: 2.25%.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Fund at NAV -4.97 12.03 0.99 9.53 4.46 -3.22 0.94 -0.62 0.60 1.10
Bloomberg Barclays 1 Year Municipal Bond Index1 4.57 3.49 1.17 1.58 0.84 0.80 0.58 0.61 0.30 0.92
 

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio (Gross)2 0.63%
Expense Ratio (Net)2,3 0.60%
Class A Inception 06/27/1996
Performance Inception 05/29/1992
Distribution Frequency Monthly

Yield Information7 as of Mar 31, 2018

Distribution Rate at NAV 1.18%
Taxable-Equivalent Distribution Rate at NAV8 1.99%
SEC 30-day Yield 1.03%
Taxable-Equivalent SEC 30-day Yield 1.74%
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Mar 31, 2018

Time Period Rating Funds in
Muni National Short
Category
Overall ** 173
3 Years ** 173
5 Years * 158
10 Years *** 96
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star.

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load.

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NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Apr 24, 2018 $9.84 $0.00
Apr 23, 2018 $9.84 $0.00
Apr 20, 2018 $9.84 $0.01
Apr 19, 2018 $9.83 -$0.01
Apr 18, 2018 $9.84 $0.01
Apr 17, 2018 $9.83 $0.00
Apr 16, 2018 $9.83 $0.00
Apr 13, 2018 $9.83 $0.00
Apr 12, 2018 $9.83 $0.00
Apr 11, 2018 $9.83 $0.00
 

Distribution History9

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Mar 29, 2018 $0.00968 $9.83
Feb 28, 2018 $0.00762 $9.84
Jan 31, 2018 $0.01004 $9.83
Dec 29, 2017 $0.00892 $9.82
Nov 30, 2017 $0.00705 $9.81
Oct 31, 2017 $0.00698 $9.83
Sep 29, 2017 $0.00645 $9.82
Aug 31, 2017 $0.00622 $9.82
Jul 31, 2017 $0.00677 $9.82
Jun 30, 2017 $0.00603 $9.81
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No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus
 

Capital Gain History9

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
Dec 10, 2015 $0.00080 $0.00020 $9.80
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Longer-term bonds typically are more sensitive to interest-rate changes than shorter-term bonds. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)4 as of Mar 31, 2018

Municipal Bonds 99.97
Cash 0.03
Total 100.00

Portfolio Statistics as of Mar 31, 2018

Number of Holdings 101
Average Coupon 2.05%
Average Maturity 8.77 yrs.
Average Effective Maturity 3.38 yrs.
Average Duration 0.12 yrs.
Average Call 1.89 yrs.
Average Price $100.19
% Subject to AMT 3.43%

Sector Breakdown (%)4 as of Mar 31, 2018

Transportation 25.68
General Obligations 19.30
Hospital 16.65
Other Revenue 12.59
Education 5.89
Water and Sewer 5.58
Electric Utilities 4.62
Special Tax Revenue 2.97
Industrial Development Revenue 2.93
Insured-General Obligations 1.59
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Credit Quality (%)10 as of Mar 31, 2018

AAA 16.88
AA 42.63
A 37.33
BBB 2.96
B 0.04
Not Rated 0.15
Total 100.00
Ratings are based on Moody's, S&P or Fitch, as applicable. If securities are rated differently by the ratings agencies, the highest rating is applied. Ratings, which are subject to change, apply to the creditworthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities and not to the Fund or its shares. Credit ratings measure the quality of a bond based on the issuer's creditworthiness, with ratings ranging from AAA, being the highest, to D, being the lowest based on S&P's measures. Ratings of BBB or higher by S&P or Fitch (Baa or higher by Moody's) are considered to be investment-grade quality. Credit ratings are based largely on the ratings agency's analysis at the time of rating. The rating assigned to any particular security is not necessarily a reflection of the issuer's current financial condition and does not necessarily reflect its assessment of the volatility of a security's market value or of the liquidity of an investment in the security. Holdings designated as "Not Rated" are not rated by the national ratings agencies stated above.

Maturity Distribution (%)10 as of Mar 31, 2018

Less Than 1 Year 14.41
1 To 3 Years 22.68
3 To 5 Years 12.74
5 To 10 Years 12.55
10 To 20 Years 25.38
20 To 30 Years 10.20
More Than 30 Years 2.01
Total 100.00

Assets by State (%)10,11 as of Mar 31, 2018

California 16.25
New York 14.99
Pennsylvania 8.91
Texas 8.85
Massachusetts 6.38
Alabama 5.00
New Jersey 4.76
North Carolina 3.75
Connecticut 3.62
Colorado 3.06
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Fund Holdings4,12 as of Feb 28, 2018

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1.46% 12/01/2041 3.24%
Partners Healthcare System Inc 1.51% 07/01/2044 2.81%
State of California Department of Water Resources 1.46% 12/01/2035 2.81%
Cleveland Clinic Health System Obligated Group 1.10% 01/01/2039 2.80%
BP Products North America Inc 1.84% 12/01/2044 2.53%
City County of Denver CO Airport System Revenue 1.96% 11/15/2031 2.44%
Bay Area Toll Authority 1.74% 04/01/2045 2.41%
Carolinas Healthcare System Obligated Group 1.12% 01/15/2037 2.38%
Northeast Georgia Health System Obligated Group 2.04% 08/15/2035 2.36%
New York City Transitional Finance Authority Future Tax Secured Revenue 1.10% 11/01/2029 2.26%
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The information included herein does not reflect securities deemed to be held by the Fund pursuant to financial accounting standard 140 (FAS 140).

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Longer-term bonds typically are more sensitive to interest-rate changes than shorter-term bonds. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Craig R. Brandon, CFA

Craig R. Brandon, CFA

Vice President, Co-Director of Municipal Investments, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 1998

Biography

Craig Brandon is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of municipal investments and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s municipal bond team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s municipal bond strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 1998.

Craig began his career in the investment management industry in 1995. He has experience with Eaton Vance across a variety of research roles. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was a senior budget and capital finance analyst with the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

Craig earned a B.S. from Canisius College and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society, the Boston Municipal Analysts Forum and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. Canisius College
  • M.B.A. Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2004

 
Adam A. Weigold, CFA

Adam A. Weigold, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 1998

Biography

Adam Weigold is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and senior portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s municipal bond team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s municipal bond strategies. He began his career in the investment management industry with Eaton Vance in 1998.

Adam earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Boston University. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. Dartmouth College
  • M.B.A. Boston University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2014

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Annual Report

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Municipal Market Chart book

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Full Prospectus

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Holdings-1st or 3rd fiscal quarters-www.sec.gov

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Eaton Vance municipal funds' holdings in Puerto Rico debt

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SAI

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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XBRL

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