Overview

Historical Returns (%) as of Sep 30, 2021

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 Sep 30, 2021

Class C Inception 06/08/1994
Investment Objective High current income
Total Net Assets $727.5M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio1 1.68%
CUSIP 277911608

Top 10 Issuers (%)2 as of Sep 30, 2021

Ford Motor Company 3.31
Occidental Petroleum Corp 1.95
Centene Corp 1.66
Kraft Heinz Foods Co 1.39
Charter Communications 1.35
Sprint Corp 1.32
Transdigm Inc. 1.32
Altice France 1.31
Bausch Health Companies Inc. 1.29
Vici Properties 1.03
Total 15.93
 

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund invests in an affiliated investment company (Portfolio) with the same objective(s) and policies as the Fund. References to investments are to the Portfolio's holdings.

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. 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. 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 will incur a loss as a result of a short sale if the price of the security sold short increases in value between the date of the short sale and the date on which the Fund purchases the security to replace the borrowed security. 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. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. 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 Sep 30, 2021

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 (%)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Fund at NAV 3.32 14.59 7.75 2.68 -1.88 11.71 5.52 -4.03 13.08 3.82
ICE BofA U.S. High Yield Index 4.38 15.58 7.42 2.50 -4.64 17.49 7.48 -2.26 14.41 6.17
 

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio1 1.68%
Class C Inception 06/08/1994
Distribution Frequency Monthly

Yield Information as of Sep 30, 2021

Distribution Rate at NAV 4.12%
SEC 30-day Yield4 2.38%
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Sep 30, 2021

Time Period Rating Funds in
High Yield Bond
Category
Overall 630
3 Years 630
5 Years 552
10 Years 358
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NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Oct 22, 2021 $4.52 $0.00
Oct 21, 2021 $4.52 -$0.01
Oct 20, 2021 $4.53 $0.00
Oct 19, 2021 $4.53 $0.01
Oct 18, 2021 $4.52 $0.00
Oct 15, 2021 $4.52 $0.00
Oct 14, 2021 $4.52 $0.01
Oct 13, 2021 $4.51 $0.00
Oct 12, 2021 $4.51 -$0.01
Oct 11, 2021 $4.52 $0.00
 

Distribution History5

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Sep 30, 2021 $0.01537 $4.54
Aug 31, 2021 $0.01588 $4.51
Jul 30, 2021 $0.01588 $4.50
Jun 30, 2021 $0.01537 $4.51
May 28, 2021 $0.01588 $4.47
Apr 30, 2021 $0.01537 $4.47
Mar 31, 2021 $0.01588 $4.43
Feb 26, 2021 $0.01569 $4.45
Jan 29, 2021 $0.01737 $4.43
Dec 31, 2020 $0.01737 $4.43
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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 History5

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 an affiliated investment company (Portfolio) with the same objective(s) and policies as the Fund. References to investments are to the Portfolio's holdings.

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. 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. 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 will incur a loss as a result of a short sale if the price of the security sold short increases in value between the date of the short sale and the date on which the Fund purchases the security to replace the borrowed security. 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. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. 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 (%)2 as of Sep 30, 2021

Portfolio Statistics as of Sep 30, 2021

Number of Issuers 277
Number of Holdings ex cash 521
Average Coupon 5.47%
Average Maturity 6.37 yrs.
Average Effective Maturity 4.43 yrs.
Average Duration 3.27 yrs.
Average Price $103.13
 

Sector Breakdown (%)2 as of Sep 30, 2021

Energy 14.28
Healthcare 9.96
Services 6.33
Automotive & Auto Parts 6.10
Telecommunications 5.20
Homebuilders & Real Estate 4.27
Food, Beverage & Tobacco 3.96
Technology 3.82
Utility 3.59
Gaming 3.53
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Credit Quality (%) as of Sep 30, 2021

BBB 0.77
BB 44.14
B 36.08
CCC or Lower 12.35
NR 6.65
Ratings are based on the average of ratings from S&P, Moody’s and Fitch. 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 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 (%)2 as of Sep 30, 2021

Less Than 1 Year 0.66
1 To 3 Years 3.58
3 To 5 Years 22.63
5 To 10 Years 66.43
10 To 20 Years 3.92
20 To 30 Years 1.97
More Than 30 Years 0.80
Total 100.00

Assets by Country (%)6,7 as of Sep 30, 2021

United States 85.95
Canada 5.18
United Kingdom 2.29
Luxembourg 1.50
France 1.02
Other 4.06
 

Fund Holdings2,8 as of Aug 31, 2021

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
EV Cash Reserves Fund LLC 0.00% 4.35%
PENINSULA GAMING LLC 01JUL16 CALL 0.00% 12/31/2049 0.82%
ServiceMaster Co LLC 7.45% 08/15/2027 0.65%
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp 4.50% 08/15/2030 0.57%
Bausch Health Americas Inc 8.50% 01/31/2027 0.57%
Vivion Investments Sarl 3.00% 08/08/2024 0.56%
Viking Cruises Ltd 5.88% 09/15/2027 0.54%
Altice France SA/France 8.13% 02/01/2027 0.54%
Netflix Inc 5.88% 11/15/2028 0.53%
Ford Motor Credit Co LLC 4.13% 08/17/2027 0.53%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Fund invests in an affiliated investment company (Portfolio) with the same objective(s) and policies as the Fund. References to investments are to the Portfolio's holdings.

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. 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. 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 will incur a loss as a result of a short sale if the price of the security sold short increases in value between the date of the short sale and the date on which the Fund purchases the security to replace the borrowed security. 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. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. 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

Kelley Baccei Gerrity

Kelley Baccei Gerrity

Vice President, Portfolio Manager
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

Co-Director of High Yield, Portfolio Manager
Joined Eaton Vance 2000

Biography

Stephen Concannon is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of high yield 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

 
Jeffrey D. Mueller

Jeffrey D. Mueller

Co-Director of High Yield, Portfolio Manager
Joined Eaton Vance 2015

Biography

Jeffrey Mueller is a vice president of Eaton Vance Advisers International Ltd. co-director of high yield 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 and multi-asset credit strategies. He is also a member of the firmwide asset allocation committee. He joined Eaton Vance in 2015.

Jeff began his career in the investment management industry in 2004. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was a high-yield portfolio manager with Threadneedle Investments. He was previously affiliated with Centaurus Capital Ltd. and Amaranth Advisors LLC.

Jeff earned a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Education
  • B.B.A. University of Wisconsin at Madison

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2019

 

Literature

Literature

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