Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Income Trust Report Of Earnings

BOSTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Income Trust (NYSE MKT: MMV) (the "Trust"), a closed-end management investment company, today announced the earnings of the Trust for the three months ended February 28, 2014. The Trust's fiscal year ends on November 30, 2014.

For the three months ended February 28, 2014, the Trust had net investment income of $504,023 ($0.183 per common share). From this amount, the Trust paid dividends on preferred shares of $4,424 (equal to $0.002 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $499,599, or $0.181 per common share. In comparison, for the three months ended February 28, 2013, the Trust had net investment income of $515,216 ($0.187 per common share). From this amount, the Trust paid dividends on preferred shares of $9,311 (equal to $0.003 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $505,905, or $0.184 per common share.

Net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended February 28, 2014 were $1,831,238 ($0.666 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended February 28, 2013 were $1,521,813 ($0.553 per common share).

On February 28, 2014, net assets of the Trust applicable to common shares were $39,598,570. The net asset value per common share on February 28, 2014 was $14.40 based on 2,750,521 common shares outstanding. In comparison, on February 28, 2013, net assets of the Trust applicable to common shares were $42,985,629. The net asset value per common share on February 28, 2013 was $15.63 based on 2,750,521 common shares outstanding.

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

The Trust 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 $289.5 billion in assets as of April 30, 2014, 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 MASSACHUSETTS MUNICIPAL INCOME TRUST

SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)













Three Months Ended




Three Months Ended





February 28,




February 28,





2014




2013


Net investment income


$        504




$        515


Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)








  on investments


1,831




(1,522)


Preferred dividends paid from net investment income


(4)




(9)



Net increase (decrease) in net assets









  from operations


$     2,331




$   (1,016)











Earnings per Common Share Outstanding








Net investment income


$     0.183




$     0.187


Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)








  on investments


0.666




(0.553)


Preferred dividends paid from net investment income


(0.002)




(0.003)



Net increase (decrease) in net assets









  from operations


$     0.847




$   (0.369)











Net investment income


$     0.183




$     0.187


Preferred dividends paid from net investment income


(0.002)




(0.003)


Net investment income after preferred dividends


$     0.181




$     0.184











Net Asset Value at February 28 (Common Shares)









Net assets 


$39,599




$42,986



Shares outstanding 


2,751




2,751



Net asset value per share outstanding


$14.40




$15.63











Market Value Summary (Common Shares)









Market price on NYSE MKT at February 28


$13.05




$15.13



High market price (period ended February 28)


$13.11




$16.39



Low market price (period ended February 28)


$11.86




$15.08











 

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management



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