CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Babson Capital Corporate Investors (the "Trust") Board of Trustees met today. The Trust's Trustees declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share payable on August 14, 2015 to shareholders of record on August 3, 2015. The Trust paid a dividend of 30 cents per share in the preceding quarter.
The Trust's Trustees determined that the Trust's net asset value as of June 30, 2015 was $293,410,574 or $14.97 per share based on 19,600,460 shares outstanding. As of June 30, 2014, the Trust's net assets were $287,553,809 or $14.77 per share based on 19,465,026 shares outstanding. As of March 31, 2015, the Trust's net assets were $293,255,436 or $14.99 per share based on 19,567,332 shares outstanding.
The Trustees also announced that the Trust's net investment income for the three months ended June 30, 2015 was $5,440,072 or $0.28 per share, of which approximately $503,730 or $0.03 per share represented income due to nonrecurring items. Net investment income for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 was $5,430,279 or $0.28 per share. For the previous quarter ended March 31, 2015, net investment income was $5,449,489 or $0.28 per share. Net investment income for the six months ended June 30, 2015 was $10,889,562 or $0.56 per share, compared with $11,367,610 or $0.59 per share for the comparable period in 2014.
During the quarter ended June 30, 2015, net capital losses of $1,986,456 or $0.10 per share were realized by the Trust (compared to $3,099,330 or $0.16 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2014), bringing 2015 year-to-date net realized capital gains to $1,138,537 or $0.06 per share. During the previous quarter ended March 31, 2015, net capital gains of $3,124,992 or $0.16 per share were realized by the Trust.
The market price of Babson Capital Corporate Investors as of June 30, 2015 was $16.07, which equates to a 7.35% premium over the June 30, 2015 NAV per share. The Trust's average quarter-end premium for the 3, 5 and 10-year periods was 10.68%, 15.84% and 12.65%, respectively.
Babson Capital Corporate Investors is a closed-end management investment company advised by Babson Capital Management LLC. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol ("MCI").
Per share amounts are rounded to the nearest cent.
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About Babson Capital Management
Babson Capital Management LLC (Babson) is a leading global asset management firm with approximately $219 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2015. Through proprietary research, analysis and a focus on investment fundamentals, the firm and its global affiliates develop products and strategies that leverage its broad expertise in global fixed income, structured products, middle market finance, commercial real estate, alternatives and equities. A member of the MassMutual Financial Group, Babson maintains a strong global footprint with operations on four continents and clients in over 20 countries. Learn more at www.babsoncapital.com.
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