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. Fund performance during certain periods reflects the strong bond market performance and/or the strong performance of bonds held during those periods. This performance is not typical and may not be repeated. Total return prior to the commencement of the class reflects returns of another Fund class. Prior returns are adjusted to reflect applicable sales charge (but were not adjusted for other expenses). If adjusted for other expenses, returns would be lower. The share class has no sales charge.
 

Fund Facts as of Oct 31, 2021

Class I Inception 03/03/2008
Investment Objective Current income
Total Net Assets $173.6M
Minimum Investment $250000
Expense Ratio3 0.49%
Adjusted Expense Ratio 0.45%
CUSIP 27826Y720
Adjusted Expense Ratios excludes certain investment expenses such as interest expense from borrowings and repurchase agreements and dividend expense from short sales, incurred directly by the Fund or indirectly through the Fund’s investment in underlying Eaton Vance Funds, if applicable none of which are paid to Eaton Vance.

Top 10 Holdings (%)4,5 as of Sep 30, 2021

State of South Carolina 2.45
County of Greenville SC Hospitality Tax Revenue 1.76
County of Georgetown SC 1.68
AnMed Health 1.65
County of Georgetown SC 1.53
Bon Secours Health System Inc Obligated Group 1.53
Commission of Public Works City of Greer 1.53
Georgetown County School District 1.43
County of Horry SC Airport Revenue 1.40
Spartanburg Regional Health Services District Obligated Group 1.39
Total 16.35
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Oct 31, 2021

Time Period Rating Funds in
Muni Single State Interm
Category
Overall 148
3 Years 148
5 Years 139
10 Years 121
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. Hollow stars denote Morningstar Extended Performance Ratings and are considered estimates based on the performance of the fund's oldest share class, adjusted for fees and expenses.

©2021 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
 

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. 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. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular state, the Fund share value may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such state. 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. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. 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. Fund performance during certain periods reflects the strong bond market performance and/or the strong performance of bonds held during those periods. This performance is not typical and may not be repeated. Total return prior to the commencement of the class reflects returns of another Fund class. Prior returns are adjusted to reflect applicable sales charge (but were not adjusted for other expenses). If adjusted for other expenses, returns would be lower. The share class has no sales charge.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Fund at NAV 12.48 10.60 -7.09 12.84 3.45 1.53 3.08 2.22 5.86 4.81
Bloomberg Municipal Bond Index2 10.70 6.78 -2.55 9.05 3.30 0.25 5.45 1.28 7.54 5.21
 

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio3 0.49%
Adjusted Expense Ratio 0.45%
Class I Inception 03/03/2008
Distribution Frequency Monthly
Adjusted Expense Ratios excludes certain investment expenses such as interest expense from borrowings and repurchase agreements and dividend expense from short sales, incurred directly by the Fund or indirectly through the Fund’s investment in underlying Eaton Vance Funds, if applicable none of which are paid to Eaton Vance.

Yield Information as of Oct 31, 2021

Distribution Rate at NAV 1.76%
Taxable-Equivalent Distribution Rate at NAV7 3.37%
SEC 30-day Yield8 0.71%
Taxable-Equivalent SEC 30-day Yield 1.35%
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Oct 31, 2021

Time Period Rating Funds in
Muni Single State Interm
Category
Overall 148
3 Years 148
5 Years 139
10 Years 121
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. Hollow stars denote Morningstar Extended Performance Ratings and are considered estimates based on the performance of the fund's oldest share class, adjusted for fees and expenses.

©2021 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
 

NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Nov 24, 2021 $9.43 $0.00
Nov 23, 2021 $9.43 -$0.01
Nov 22, 2021 $9.44 $0.00
Nov 19, 2021 $9.44 $0.00
Nov 18, 2021 $9.44 $0.01
Nov 17, 2021 $9.43 -$0.01
Nov 16, 2021 $9.44 $0.00
Nov 15, 2021 $9.44 -$0.01
Nov 12, 2021 $9.45 $0.00
Nov 11, 2021 $9.45 $0.00
 

Distribution History9

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Oct 29, 2021 $0.01407 $9.41
Sep 30, 2021 $0.01472 $9.44
Aug 31, 2021 $0.01432 $9.52
Jul 30, 2021 $0.01420 $9.55
Jun 30, 2021 $0.01454 $9.51
May 28, 2021 $0.01395 $9.50
Apr 30, 2021 $0.01429 $9.50
Mar 31, 2021 $0.01526 $9.46
Feb 26, 2021 $0.01608 $9.45
Jan 29, 2021 $0.01609 $9.56
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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 History9

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.

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. 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. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular state, the Fund share value may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such state. 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. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. 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 (%)4,10 as of Sep 30, 2021

Portfolio Statistics as of Sep 30, 2021

Number of Holdings 132
Average Coupon 4.55%
Average Maturity 10.00 yrs.
Average Effective Maturity 5.40 yrs.
Average Duration 4.35 yrs.
Average Call 5.33 yrs.
Average Price $115.24
% Subject to AMT 4.97%
 

Sector Breakdown (%)4 as of Sep 30, 2021

General Obligations 20.63
Hospital 10.26
Education 9.62
Water and Sewer 8.30
Lease Revenue/Certificates of Participation 8.04
Insured-Electric Utilities 5.84
Escrowed/Prerefunded 5.76
Transportation 4.83
Electric Utilities 4.06
Other Revenue 3.48
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Credit Quality (%)11 as of Sep 30, 2021

AAA 9.95
AA 62.27
A 18.27
BBB 5.98
BB 0.53
Not Rated 3.01
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 (%)11 as of Sep 30, 2021

Less Than 1 Year 1.68
1 To 3 Years 15.77
3 To 5 Years 15.16
5 To 10 Years 21.25
10 To 20 Years 35.34
20 To 30 Years 10.80
More Than 30 Years 0.00
Total 100.00

Assets by State (%)11,12 as of Sep 30, 2021

South Carolina 93.81
Puerto Rico 3.31
Georgia 1.36
Oregon 0.75
Florida 0.70
Other 0.08
 

Fund Holdings4,13 as of Sep 30, 2021

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
United States Dollar 8.51%
State of South Carolina 1.00% 04/01/2025 2.49%
County of Greenville SC Hospitality Tax Revenue 1.56% 04/01/2027 1.79%
County of Georgetown SC 5.00% 03/01/2023 1.71%
AnMed Health 5.00% 02/01/2036 1.68%
County of Georgetown SC 5.00% 03/01/2023 1.56%
Bon Secours Health System Inc Obligated Group 5.00% 11/01/2022 1.55%
Commission of Public Works City of Greer 5.50% 09/01/2032 1.55%
Georgetown County School District 4.00% 03/01/2033 1.45%
County of Horry SC Airport Revenue 4.00% 07/01/2040 1.42%
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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. 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. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular state, the Fund share value may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such state. 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. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. 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

Chris J. Eustance, CFA

Chris J. Eustance, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2007

Biography

Christopher Eustance is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management 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 2007.

Chris began his career in the investment management industry in 2005. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was a senior associate at State Street Bank and Trust.

Chris earned a B.S. from Boston College. He is a member of the CFA Society Boston and is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.S. Boston College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2019

 
William J. Delahunty, CFA

William J. Delahunty, CFA

Director of Municipal Research
Joined Eaton Vance in 1998

Biography

William Delahunty is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management 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.

Bill began his career in the investment management industry in 1994. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was a financial analyst with Grubb & Ellis.

Bill earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Vermont. He has served on the board of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and is a past president of the Boston Municipal Analyst Forum. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. in economics from the University of Vermont

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2021

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Keep the income. Cut the taxes.

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Annual Report

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Municipal Bond Market Monitor

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Full Prospectus

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Q1 Holdings

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Q3 Holdings

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Holdings - Form N-PORT

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SAI

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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