Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Bond And Option Strategies Fund Report Of Earnings

Jan 06, 2014, 12:17 ET from Eaton Vance Management

BOSTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Bond and Option Strategies Fund (NYSE: EXD), a diversified closed-end investment company, today announced the earnings of the Fund for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2013. The Fund's fiscal year ended on December 31, 2013.

For the three months ended September 30, 2013, the Fund had net investment income of $202,657 ($0.019 per common share). For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Fund had net investment income of $568,526 ($0.054 per common share). In comparison, for the three months ended September 30, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $127,459 ($0.012 per common share). For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the Fund had net investment income of $296,293 ($0.028 per common share).

Net realized and unrealized losses for the three months ended September 30, 2013 were $192,638 ($0.021 per common share) and net realized and unrealized losses for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 were $11,258,824 ($1.066 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended September 30, 2012 were $5,509,850 ($0.531 per common share) and net realized and unrealized gains for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $11,662,019 ($1.105 per common share).

On September 30, 2013, net assets of the Fund were $169,089,291. The net asset value per common share on September 30, 2013 was $16.00 based on 10,566,786 common shares outstanding. In comparison, on September 30, 2012, net assets of the Fund were $193,006,184. The net asset value per common share on September 30, 2012 was $18.28 based on 10,556,552 common shares outstanding.

The Fund 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"). 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 $280.7 billion in assets as of October 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 TAX-ADVANTAGED BOND AND OPTION STRATEGIES FUND

SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Net investment income 

$               203

$               127

$                569

$               296

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)

  on investments

$              (193)

$            5,510

$         (11,259)

$          11,662

Net increase (decrease) in net assets

  from operations

$                  10

$            5,637

$         (10,690)

$          11,958

Earnings per Common Share Outstanding

Net investment income 

$            0.019

$            0.012

$             0.054

$            0.028

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)

  on investments

$           (0.021)

$            0.531

$            (1.066)

$            1.105

Net increase (decrease) in net assets

  from operations

$           (0.002)

$            0.543

$            (1.012)

$            1.133

Net Asset Value at September 30 (Common Shares)

Net assets  

$         169,089

$        193,006

Shares outstanding 

10,567

10,557

Net asset value per share outstanding

$             16.00

$            18.28

Market Value Summary (Common Shares)

Market price on NYSE at September 30

$             15.04

$            17.71

High market price (period ended September 30)

$             18.12

$            17.97

Low market price (period ended September 30)

$             14.28

$            16.55

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management



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