Overview

Strong Morningstar Ratings as of 03/31/2019.2

Historical Returns (%) as of Mar 31, 2019

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. Max Sales Charge: 1%.
 

Fund Facts as of Apr 30, 2019

Class C Inception 09/05/2000
Investment Objective High current income
Total Net Assets $1.5B
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio4 1.76%
CUSIP 277911558

Top 10 Issuers (%)5 as of Apr 30, 2019

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. 1.16
TransDigm Inc. 1.05
Virgin Media Investment Holdings Limited 1.04
Asurion LLC 0.89
Infor (US) Inc. 0.89
Reynolds Group Holdings Inc. 0.87
MA FinanceCo. LLC 0.86
Uber Technologies 0.84
Restaurant Brands 0.83
JBS USA Lux SA 0.82
Total 9.27
 

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund invests in one or more affiliated investment companies (Portfolios). Unless otherwise noted, references to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Portfolios. Top 10 Issuers and Sectors are shown as a percentage of Floating Rate Portfolio's total investments.

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. Loans are traded in a private, unregulated inter-dealer or inter-bank resale market and are generally subject to contractual restrictions that must be satisfied before a loan can be bought or sold. These restrictions may impede the Fund's ability to buy or sell loans (thus affecting their liquidity) and may negatively impact the transaction price. It may take longer than seven days for transactions in loans to settle. Due to the possibility of an extended loan settlement process, the Fund may hold cash, sell investments or temporarily borrow from banks or other lenders to meet short-term liquidity needs. Loans may be structured such that they are not securities under securities law, and in the event of fraud or misrepresentation by a borrower, lenders may not have the protection of the anti-fraud provisions of the federal securities laws. Loans are also subject to risks associated with other types of income investments. 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. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. 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. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. 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, 2019

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. Max Sales Charge: 1%.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Fund at NAV 46.83 9.51 1.82 8.44 4.20 -0.11 -2.49 10.47 3.59 -0.78
S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index3 51.62 10.13 1.52 9.66 5.29 1.60 -0.69 10.16 4.12 0.44
 

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio4 1.76%
Class C Inception 09/05/2000
Distribution Frequency Monthly

Yield Information as of Apr 30, 2019

Distribution Rate at NAV 3.97%
SEC 30-day Yield7 3.79%
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Apr 30, 2019

Time Period Rating Funds in
Bank Loan
Category
Overall 218
3 Years 218
5 Years 196
10 Years 81
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
May 23, 2019 $8.73 -$0.01
May 22, 2019 $8.74 $0.00
May 21, 2019 $8.74 $0.00
May 20, 2019 $8.74 $0.00
May 17, 2019 $8.74 $0.00
May 16, 2019 $8.74 $0.01
May 15, 2019 $8.73 $0.00
May 14, 2019 $8.73 $0.01
May 13, 2019 $8.72 -$0.02
May 10, 2019 $8.74 $0.00
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Distribution History8

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Apr 30, 2019 $0.02864 $8.77
Mar 29, 2019 $0.03154 $8.69
Feb 28, 2019 $0.02756 $8.73
Jan 31, 2019 $0.02949 $8.65
Dec 31, 2018 $0.02849 $8.47
Nov 30, 2018 $0.02671 $8.71
Oct 31, 2018 $0.02767 $8.83
Sep 28, 2018 $0.02482 $8.89
Aug 31, 2018 $0.02590 $8.87
Jul 31, 2018 $0.02628 $8.86
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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 History8

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
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. Fund invests in one or more affiliated investment companies (Portfolios). Unless otherwise noted, references to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Portfolios. Top 10 Issuers and Sectors are shown as a percentage of Floating Rate Portfolio's total investments.

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. Loans are traded in a private, unregulated inter-dealer or inter-bank resale market and are generally subject to contractual restrictions that must be satisfied before a loan can be bought or sold. These restrictions may impede the Fund's ability to buy or sell loans (thus affecting their liquidity) and may negatively impact the transaction price. It may take longer than seven days for transactions in loans to settle. Due to the possibility of an extended loan settlement process, the Fund may hold cash, sell investments or temporarily borrow from banks or other lenders to meet short-term liquidity needs. Loans may be structured such that they are not securities under securities law, and in the event of fraud or misrepresentation by a borrower, lenders may not have the protection of the anti-fraud provisions of the federal securities laws. Loans are also subject to risks associated with other types of income investments. 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. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. 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. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. 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 (%)9 as of Apr 30, 2019

Portfolio Statistics as of Apr 30, 2019

Number of Issuers 712
Average Coupon 5.80%
Average Maturity 5.18 yrs.
Average Duration 0.64 yrs.
Average Price $98.14
 

Sector Breakdown (%)5 as of Apr 30, 2019

Electronics/Electrical 11.44
Health Care 8.74
Business Equipment & Services 8.44
Telecommunications 5.09
Cable & Satellite Television 4.66
Chemicals & Plastics 4.43
Leisure Goods/Activities/Movies 4.32
Lodging & Casinos 4.09
Industrial Equipment 3.87
Drugs 3.62
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Credit Quality (%)10 as of Apr 30, 2019

BBB 5.85
BB 33.89
B 50.10
CCC or Lower 5.65
Not Rated 4.51
Total 100.00
Credit ratings are categorized using S&P. If S&P does not publish a rating for the High Income Opportunities Portfolio's securities, then the Moody's 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 (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 (%)9,11 as of Apr 30, 2019

Less Than 1 Year 4.03
1 To 3 Years 8.70
3 To 5 Years 34.37
5 To 10 Years 50.33
10 To 20 Years 2.38
20 To 30 Years 0.11
More Than 30 Years 0.08
Equity/Other 0.00
Total 100.00

Assets by Country (%)9 as of Apr 30, 2019

United States 82.66
Canada 4.85
Luxembourg 2.98
Netherlands 2.77
United Kingdom 2.48
France 1.19
Other 3.06
 

Loan Type (%)12,13,14 as of Apr 30, 2019

First Lien 99.06
Second Lien 0.94
 

Fund Holdings9,15,16 as of Mar 31, 2019

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
EV Cash Reserves Fund LLC 0.00% 3.94%
Infor Lawson 5.25% 02/01/2022 0.86%
JBS USA Lux S.A. 4.98% 10/30/2022 0.85%
Virgin Media 4.98% 01/15/2026 0.73%
Restaurant Brands International 4.75% 02/16/2024 0.73%
United States Dollar 0.73%
CenturyLink, Inc. 5.25% 01/31/2025 0.71%
PPD 5.00% 08/18/2022 0.63%
Kronos Incorporated 5.74% 11/01/2023 0.62%
Change Healthcare 5.25% 03/01/2024 0.60%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund invests in one or more affiliated investment companies (Portfolios). Unless otherwise noted, references to investments are to the aggregate holdings of the Portfolios. Top 10 Issuers and Sectors are shown as a percentage of Floating Rate Portfolio's total investments.

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. Loans are traded in a private, unregulated inter-dealer or inter-bank resale market and are generally subject to contractual restrictions that must be satisfied before a loan can be bought or sold. These restrictions may impede the Fund's ability to buy or sell loans (thus affecting their liquidity) and may negatively impact the transaction price. It may take longer than seven days for transactions in loans to settle. Due to the possibility of an extended loan settlement process, the Fund may hold cash, sell investments or temporarily borrow from banks or other lenders to meet short-term liquidity needs. Loans may be structured such that they are not securities under securities law, and in the event of fraud or misrepresentation by a borrower, lenders may not have the protection of the anti-fraud provisions of the federal securities laws. Loans are also subject to risks associated with other types of income investments. 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. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. 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. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. 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

Scott H. Page, CFA

Scott H. Page, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 1989

Biography

Scott Page is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and senior advisor on Eaton Vance's floating-rate loan team. He is engaged in initiatives focused on continuing to advance Eaton Vance's presence as a leading floating-rate loan investment manager for institutions and individuals globally. He joined Eaton Vance in 1989.

Scott began his career in the investment management industry in 1981. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was affiliated with the Dartmouth College Investment Office, as well as Citicorp and Chase Manhattan Bank in corporate finance/lending and credit review.

Scott earned a B.A. from Williams College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. He has served as a member of the board of directors of the LSTA (Loan Syndications and Trading Association). He is a CFA charterholder.

Scott co-authored "An Overview of the Loan Market" in the Handbook of Loan Syndications and Trading (2007). He is a trustee, chair of the investment committee and member of the executive committee of the New England Aquarium. Additionally, he is a board member of AFGlobal as well as Calvert Impact Capital.

Education
  • B.A. Williams College
  • M.B.A. Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception

 
Craig P. Russ

Craig P. Russ

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 1997

Biography

Craig Russ is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of bank loans and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance's floating-rate loan team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm's floating-rate loan strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 1997.

Craig began his career in the investment management industry in 1985. Before joining Eaton Vance, he worked in commercial lending at State Street Bank.

Craig earned a B.A., cum laude, from Middlebury College and studied at the London School of Economics. He previously served as chairman of the board of directors of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA). His commentary has appeared in Bloomberg, Grant's Interest Rate Observer and The Wall Street Journal.

Education
  • B.A. Middlebury College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2007

 
Michael W. Weilheimer, CFA

Michael W. Weilheimer, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 1990

Biography

Michael Weilheimer is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, director of high yield and a portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s high-yield team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s high-yield strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 1990.

Mike began his career in the investment management industry in 1987. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was an analyst specializing in distressed debt securities at Cowen & Company and later at Amroc Investments, L.P.

Mike earned a B.S. from the University at Albany - SUNY and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Boston, the Dean’s Advisory Board, School of Business, University at Albany - SUNY and a member of the board of trustees for the University at Albany Foundation. He is a CFA charterholder.

Mike’s commentary has appeared in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and USA Today.

Education
  • B.S. State University of New York at Albany
  • M.B.A. Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception

 
Kelley G. Baccei

Kelley G. Baccei

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2005

Biography

Kelley Baccei is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and a portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s high-yield team. She is responsible for buy and sell decisions and portfolio construction. She joined Eaton Vance in 2005.

Kelley began her career in the investment management industry in 2000. Before joining Eaton Vance, she was the director of high-yield distressed research at Fieldstone Capital Group. Previously, she was associate director of fixed-income research at Scotia Capital Markets, Inc.

Kelley earned a B.A. from Boston College and a certificate in credit analysis from New York University.

Education
  • B.A. Boston College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2014

 
Stephen C. Concannon, CFA

Stephen C. Concannon, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2000

Biography

Stephen Concannon is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s high-yield team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s high-yield strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 2000.

Steve began his career in the investment management industry in 1993. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was a research analyst for Wellington Management.

Steve earned a B.A. from Bates College. He is a member of the CFA Society of Boston and is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. Bates College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2014

 

Andrew Sveen, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 1999

Biography

Andrew Sveen is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of bank loans and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance's floating-rate loan team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm's floating-rate loan strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 1999.

Andrew began his career in the investment management industry in 1995. Previously at Eaton Vance, he was director of loan trading and capital markets. Before joining Eaton Vance, he worked as a corporate lending officer at State Street Bank.

Andrew earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the William E. Simon School at the University of Rochester. He is a CFA charterholder. Andrew serves as a member of the board of directors of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA). His commentary has appeared in Bloomberg, Financial Times and Reuters.

Education
  • B.A. Dartmouth College
  • M.B.A. University of Rochester

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2019

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Commentary

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Monthly Review

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Annual Report

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Floating-Rate Loan 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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SAI

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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XBRL

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