Overview

Strong Morningstar Ratings as of 12/31/2017.2

Historical Returns (%) as of Dec 31, 2017

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
01/31/2018
Fund at NAV 0.38 0.26 0.38 4.82 4.80 4.81 6.31
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -4.62 -4.70 -4.62 -0.18 3.58 4.48 6.31
ICE BofAML U.S. High Yield Index3 0.64 0.66 0.64 6.74 6.37 5.65 8.10
12/31/2017
Fund at NAV 0.16 0.04 5.29 5.29 4.97 5.02 5.95
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -4.83 -4.91 0.29 0.29 3.75 4.69 5.95
ICE BofAML U.S. High Yield Index3 0.29 0.41 7.48 7.48 6.38 5.80 7.88
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: 5%.
 

Fund Facts as of Jan 31, 2018

Class B Inception 08/19/1986
Investment Objective High current income
Total Net Assets $1.3B
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio4 1.62%
CUSIP 277911509

Top 10 Issuers (%)5 as of Jan 31, 2018

Sprint Corp
Cablevision Systems Corp
Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Western Digital Corp
Ardagh Packaging Finance
Multiplan Inc
Charter Comm Hlds
HCA Inc
CommScope Inc
Dell Inc
Total 13.78
 

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: 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment 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 (typically referred to as "junk") are generally 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. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic 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. 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 Dec 31, 2017

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
01/31/2018
Fund at NAV 0.38 0.26 0.38 4.82 4.80 4.81 6.31
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -4.62 -4.70 -4.62 -0.18 3.58 4.48 6.31
ICE BofAML U.S. High Yield Index3 0.64 0.66 0.64 6.74 6.37 5.65 8.10
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category6 0.61 0.74 0.61 5.85 5.07 4.48 6.70
12/31/2017
Fund at NAV 0.16 0.04 5.29 5.29 4.97 5.02 5.95
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -4.83 -4.91 0.29 0.29 3.75 4.69 5.95
ICE BofAML U.S. High Yield Index3 0.29 0.41 7.48 7.48 6.38 5.80 7.88
Morningstar High Yield Bond Category6 0.35 0.46 6.47 6.47 4.91 4.63 6.43
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: 5%.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Fund at NAV -37.22 63.28 15.04 3.32 14.56 7.52 2.70 -1.87 11.97 5.29
ICE BofAML U.S. High Yield Index3 -26.39 57.51 15.19 4.38 15.58 7.42 2.50 -4.64 17.49 7.48
 

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio4 1.62%
Class B Inception 08/19/1986
Distribution Frequency Monthly

Yield Information7 as of Jan 31, 2018

Distribution Rate at NAV 4.53%
SEC 30-day Yield 3.33%
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Jan 31, 2018

Time Period Rating Funds in
High Yield Bond
Category
Overall *** 605
3 Years *** 605
5 Years *** 500
10 Years ** 325
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
Feb 15, 2018 $4.47 $0.02
Feb 14, 2018 $4.45 $0.00
Feb 13, 2018 $4.45 -$0.01
Feb 12, 2018 $4.46 $0.01
Feb 09, 2018 $4.45 -$0.02
Feb 08, 2018 $4.47 -$0.03
Feb 07, 2018 $4.50 $0.01
Feb 06, 2018 $4.49 -$0.01
Feb 05, 2018 $4.50 -$0.01
Feb 02, 2018 $4.51 -$0.02
 

Distribution History8

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Jan 31, 2018 $0.01741 $4.53
Dec 29, 2017 $0.01741 $4.53
Nov 30, 2017 $0.01685 $4.54
Oct 31, 2017 $0.01741 $4.57
Sep 29, 2017 $0.01685 $4.58
Aug 31, 2017 $0.01741 $4.57
Jul 31, 2017 $0.01741 $4.59
Jun 30, 2017 $0.01685 $4.57
May 31, 2017 $0.01741 $4.58
Apr 28, 2017 $0.01685 $4.56
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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 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: 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment 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 (typically referred to as "junk") are generally 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. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic 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. 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 (%)5 as of Jan 31, 2018

Corporate Bonds 88.52
Floating-Rate Loans 4.59
Common Stocks 2.20
Cash 2.11
Other Investments 2.06
Asset Backed Securities 0.46
Preferred Stock 0.05
Total 100.00

Portfolio Statistics as of Jan 31, 2018

Number of Issuers 299
Number of Holdings 532
Average Coupon 6.56%
Average Maturity 6.03 yrs.
Average Effective Maturity 4.21 yrs.
Average Duration 3.18 yrs.
Average Price $103.41

Sector Breakdown (%)5 as of Jan 31, 2018

Energy 14.81
Healthcare 10.14
Technology 9.85
Telecommunications 7.45
Cable/Satellite TV 6.88
Services 5.68
Gaming 5.49
Metals/Mining 4.26
Utilities 4.07
Containers 2.73
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Credit Quality (%)9 as of Jan 31, 2018

BBB 4.22
BB 34.82
B 47.96
CCC or Lower 10.05
Not Rated 2.95
Total 100.00
Credit ratings are categorized using S&P. If S&P does not publish a rating, 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 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 (%)5 as of Jan 31, 2018

Less Than 1 Year 0.69
1 To 3 Years 6.17
3 To 5 Years 19.94
5 To 10 Years 70.20
10 To 20 Years 1.90
20 To 30 Years 0.40
More Than 30 Years 0.71
Total 100.00

Assets by Country (%)10,11 as of Jan 31, 2018

United States 84.22
Canada 6.36
Luxembourg 2.22
Ireland 1.70
Netherlands 1.57
United Kingdom 1.18
Other 2.76
 

Fund Holdings5,12 as of Dec 31, 2017

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
EV Cash Reserves Fund LLC 0.00% 1.49%
MPH Acquisition Holdings LLC 7.13% 06/01/2024 1.16%
Sprint Corp 7.88% 09/15/2023 1.08%
PENINSULA GAMING LLC 01JUL16 CALL 0.00% 12/31/2049 0.90%
HCA Inc 5.88% 02/15/2026 0.77%
Seven Generations Energy Ltd 6.75% 05/01/2023 0.71%
Sensata Technologies UK Financing Co PLC 6.25% 02/15/2026 0.60%
First Data Corp 7.00% 12/01/2023 0.59%
CSC Holdings LLC 10.13% 01/15/2023 0.59%
Western Digital Corp 10.50% 04/01/2024 0.58%
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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: 

An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment 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 (typically referred to as "junk") are generally 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. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic 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. 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

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 from the University at Albany - SUNY and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the Boston Security Analysts Society, 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 1996

 
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

Other funds managed
 
Stephen C. Concannon, CFA

Stephen C. Concannon, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2000

Biography

Stephen Concannon is a vice president 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 Boston Security Analysts Society and is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. Bates College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2014

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Commentary

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Attribution

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Annual Report

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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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