2014

Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust Report Of Earnings

BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (NYSE: EFT) (the "Fund"), a closed-end management investment company, today announced the earnings of the Fund for the three months and the six months ended November 30, 2013.  The Fund's fiscal year ends on May 31, 2014.

For the three months ended November 30, 2013, the Fund had net investment income of $8,933,511 ($0.224 per common share).  The net investment income includes a deduction of $334,363 ($0.008 per common share) representing interest expense paid on Variable Rate Term Preferred Shares (VRTP Shares).  For the six months ended November 30, 2013, the Fund had net investment income of $18,093,034 ($0.454 per common share).  The net investment income includes a deduction of $676,578 ($0.017 per common share) representing interest expense paid on VRTP Shares.  In comparison, for the three months ended November 30, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $10,980,511 ($0.293 per common share).  From this amount, the Fund paid dividends on Auction Preferred Shares (APS) of $443,810 (equal to $0.012 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $10,536,701 or $0.281 per common share.  For the six months ended November 30, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $21,128,016 ($0.563 per common share).  From this amount, the Fund paid dividends on APS of $818,061 (equal to $0.022 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $20,309,955 or $0.541 per common share. The Fund redeemed and repurchased its APS on or prior to January 4, 2013.

Net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended November 30, 2013 were $4,542,395 ($0.120 per common share).  The Fund's net realized and unrealized losses for the six months ended November 30, 2013 were $2,867,172 ($0.066 per common share).  In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended November 30, 2012 were $6,128,606 ($0.168 per common share).  The Fund's net realized and unrealized gains for the six months ended November 30, 2012 were $16,160,571 ($0.435 per common share). 

On November 30, 2013, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were $646,490,901.  The net asset value per common share on November 30, 2013 was $16.22 based on 39,863,690 common shares outstanding. In comparison, on November 30, 2012, net assets of the Fund applicable to common shares were $599,275,764. The net asset value per common share on November 30, 2012 was $15.96 based on 37,546,741 common shares outstanding. 

The Fund periodically makes performance data and certain information about portfolio characteristics available on www.eatonvance.com (on the fund information page under "Individual Investors – Closed-End Funds").  Fund portfolio holdings for the most recent month-end are also posted to the website approximately 30 days following month-end.

The Fund is managed by Eaton Vance Management, a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV), based in Boston, one of the oldest investment management firms in the United States, with a history dating back to 1924. Eaton Vance and its affiliates managed $283.3 billion in assets as of December 31, 2013 offering individuals and institutions a broad array of investment strategies and wealth management solutions. The Company's long record of providing exemplary service and attractive returns through a variety of market conditions has made Eaton Vance the investment manager of choice for many of today's most discerning investors.  For more information about Eaton Vance, visit www.eatonvance.com.

  












EATON VANCE FLOATING-RATE  INCOME TRUST


SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS


(in thousands, except per share amounts)














Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended




November 30,


November 30,




2013


2012


2013


2012

Gross investment income


$12,365


$13,864


$25,012


$26,920

Operating expenses


(2,190)


(2,045)


(4,403)


(4,059)

Interest expense on VRTP Shares*


(334)


-


(677)


-

Other interest expense


(908)


(838)


(1,839)


(1,733)


Net investment income


$8,933


$10,981


$18,093


$21,128

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments


$4,542


$6,129


($2,867)


$16,161

Dividends on APS paid from net investment income


-


(444)


-


(818)


Net increase (decrease) in net assets from operations


$13,475


$16,666


$15,226


$36,471











Earnings per Common Share Outstanding









Gross investment income


$0.310


$0.369


$0.628


$0.717

Operating expenses


(0.055)


(0.054)


(0.111)


(0.108)

Interest expense on VRTP Shares*


(0.008)


-


(0.017)


-

Other interest expense


(0.023)


(0.022)


(0.046)


(0.046)


Net investment income 


$0.224


$0.293


$0.454


$0.563

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments


$0.120


$0.168


($0.066)


$0.435

Dividends on APS paid from net investment income


-


(0.012)


-


(0.022)


Net increase (decrease) in net assets

from operations

$0.344


$0.449


$0.388


$0.976











Net investment income


$0.224


$0.293


$0.454


$0.563

Dividends on APS paid from net investment income


-


(0.012)


-


(0.022)

Net investment income after preferred dividends


$0.224


$0.281


$0.454


$0.541











Net Asset Value at November 30 (Common Share)










Net assets (000)






$646,491


$599,276


Shares outstanding (000)






39,864


37,547


Net asset value per share outstanding






$16.22


$15.96











Market Value Summary (Common Share)










Market price on NYSE at November 30






$15.35


$16.42


High market price (six months ended November 30)






$16.78


$17.13


Low market price (six months ended November 30)






$15.19


$14.87












* On December 18, 2012, the Fund issued 800 Series C-1 Variable  Rate Term Preferred Shares (VRTP Shares), with a par value of $80 million. The Fund used the net proceeds of the offering to redeem and repurchase all of its outstanding auction preferred shares which it completed on or prior to January 4, 2013. The VRTP Shares are a form of preferred shares with a mandatory redemption date of December 18, 2015, unless extended. The VRTP Shares were issued to a commercial paper conduit sponsored by a large financial institution (the Conduit). Dividends on the VRTP Shares are determined each day based on a spread to the Conduit's current cost of funding and are included in interest expense. The Fund's leverage amount did not change materially as a result of the VRTP Share issuance and the redemption of the auction preferred shares.

 

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management



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