Overview

Historical Returns (%) as of Sep 30, 2018

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when sold, 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. The Fund's performance at market price will differ from its results at NAV. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value or market price (as applicable) with all distributions reinvested and includes management fees and other expenses. Until the reinvestment of Fund distributions is completed, returns are calculated using the lower of the net asset value or market price of the shares on the distribution ex date. Once the reinvestment is complete, returns are calculated using the average reinvestment price. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative.
 

Distribution Rates1

as of Dec 06, 2018
Distribution Rate at NAV 5.50%
Distribution Rate at Market Price 6.43%
 

Fund Facts as of Nov 30, 2018

Performance Inception 06/28/2013
Investment Objective Total return
CUSIP 278284104

Expense Ratios (%)2

as of Annual Report dated 05/31/2018
Management Fees 1.16
Other Expenses 0.28
Total Expenses (ex Interest and Fee Expense) 1.44
Interest and Fee Expense 1.57
Total Expenses 3.01
 

The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell Fund shares. Common shares of the Fund are only available for purchase and sale at current market price on a stock exchange. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. The Fund is subject to numerous risks, including investment risks. Shares of closed-end funds often trade at a discount from their net asset value. The Fund is not a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund may not be appropriate for all investors. Investors should review and consider carefully the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses.

The premium/discount is calculated as [(market price/NAV)-1].

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Performance

Historical Returns (%) as of Sep 30, 2018

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when sold, 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. The Fund's performance at market price will differ from its results at NAV. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value or market price (as applicable) with all distributions reinvested and includes management fees and other expenses. Until the reinvestment of Fund distributions is completed, returns are calculated using the lower of the net asset value or market price of the shares on the distribution ex date. Once the reinvestment is complete, returns are calculated using the average reinvestment price. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Fund at NAV 0.74 -5.76 19.99 6.27
Market Price -3.58 -5.55 28.78 0.62
 

Fund Facts

Performance Inception 06/28/2013
 

Distribution Rates1

as of Dec 06, 2018
Distribution Rate at NAV 5.50%
Distribution Rate at Market Price 6.43%
 

Distribution History3

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest Price
Nov 21, 2018 $0.07900 $14.99
Oct 23, 2018 $0.07600 $15.40
Sep 20, 2018 $0.07600 $15.86
Aug 23, 2018 $0.07600 $16.07
Jul 23, 2018 $0.07600 $16.29
Jun 21, 2018 $0.07500 $16.64
May 23, 2018 $0.07500 $16.82
Apr 20, 2018 $0.07400 $16.68
Mar 21, 2018 $0.07400 $16.73
Feb 20, 2018 $0.07400 $16.34
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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.
 

Tax Character of Distributions

Ordinary Dividends    
Non-Qualified Qualified Total Capital Gain Distributions Nondividend Distributions Total Distributions
Distributions ($)
2017 $0.85 $0.08 $0.93 $0.00 $0.01 $0.94
2016 $0.89 $0.06 $0.95 $0.00 $0.00 $0.95
2015 $1.06 $0.08 $1.14 $0.00 $0.00 $1.14
2014 $1.32 $0.08 $1.40 $0.01 $0.00 $1.41
2013 $0.56 $0.04 $0.60 $0.00 $0.00 $0.60
Distributions (%)
2017 90.30% 8.57% 98.87% 0.00% 1.13% 100.00%
2016 94.04% 5.96% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
2015 92.71% 7.29% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
2014 93.58% 5.59% 99.17% 0.83% 0.00% 100.00%
2013 93.26% 6.74% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
This data reflects distributions paid on Fund shares held for the full calendar year and is not predictive of the tax character of current or future distributions. Fund shareholders should refer to the individual IRS Form 1099-DIVs provided to them shortly after each year-end to determine the appropriate federal income tax treatment of the distributions they receive. Eaton Vance is not responsible for any errors in tax reporting that may result from using the above data. Non-qualified ordinary dividends are subject to federal income tax at ordinary rates. Qualified dividends and capital gains distributions are taxable at long-term capital gains rates. Nondividend distributions, also known as return of capital distributions, are not subject to current federal income tax. Instead, the tax cost basis of each shareholder receiving a return of capital distribution is reduced by the amount of the distribution.

The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell Fund shares. Common shares of the Fund are only available for purchase and sale at current market price on a stock exchange. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. The Fund is subject to numerous risks, including investment risks. Shares of closed-end funds often trade at a discount from their net asset value. The Fund is not a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund may not be appropriate for all investors. Investors should review and consider carefully the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses.

The premium/discount is calculated as [(market price/NAV)-1].

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Portfolio

Fund Holdings4,5,6 as of Oct 31, 2018

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
EV Cash Reserves Fund LLC 0.00% 2.04%
Reynolds Consumer Products 5.05% 02/05/2023 1.77%
JBS USA, LLC 4.84% 10/30/2022 1.55%
Infor Lawson 5.14% 02/01/2022 1.38%
Univision Communications Inc. 5.05% 03/15/2024 1.36%
Golden Nugget, Inc (old Landry's) 5.23% 10/04/2023 1.31%
Virgin Media 4.78% 01/15/2026 1.23%
PPD 4.80% 08/18/2022 1.19%
Restaurant Brands International 4.55% 02/16/2024 1.17%
Change Healthcare 5.05% 03/01/2024 1.16%
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The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell Fund shares. Common shares of the Fund are only available for purchase and sale at current market price on a stock exchange. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. The Fund is subject to numerous risks, including investment risks. Shares of closed-end funds often trade at a discount from their net asset value. The Fund is not a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund may not be appropriate for all investors. Investors should review and consider carefully the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses.

The premium/discount is calculated as [(market price/NAV)-1].

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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, 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 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). His commentary has appeared in Bloomberg, Business Week, Dow Jones Investment Advisor, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, SmartMoney, Kiplinger's, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, and he has been featured on CNBC.

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 and portfolio construction 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 inception

 
Kathleen C. Gaffney, CFA

Kathleen C. Gaffney, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2012

Biography

Kathleen Gaffney is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, director of diversified fixed income and lead portfolio manager for Eaton Vance’s multisector bond and core plus bond strategies. She is responsible for buy and sell decisions and portfolio construction. She joined Eaton Vance in 2012.

Kathleen began her career in the investment management industry in 1984. Before joining Eaton Vance, Kathleen was a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company and portfolio manager for its fixed-income group, managing a variety of mutual funds and institutional strategies.

Kathleen earned a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a CFA charterholder. Her commentary has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Institutional Investor, Bloomberg and The New York Times, among other outlets. She has made appearances on Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Radio and CNBC.

Education
  • B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception

 

Literature

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