Overview

Historical Returns (%) as of Mar 31, 2018

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, 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. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Source: Eaton Vance and RIMES. Max Sales Charge: 6.25%.
 

Fund Facts as of Apr 30, 2018

Class A1$ Inception 04/17/2003
Investment Objective High current income
Total Net Assets $209.4M
Minimum Investment $1000
CUSIP G2918R308

Top 10 Issuers (%)2 as of Apr 30, 2018

Sprint Corp
Cablevision System Corp
Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Ardagh Packaging Finance
HCA Holdings Inc
Charter Comm Hlds
Dell Inc
First Quantum Minerals
Viking Cruises Ltd
Commscope Inc
Total 15.55
 

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%) as of Mar 31, 2018

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, 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. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Source: Eaton Vance and RIMES. Max Sales Charge: 6.25%.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Fund at NAV -32.14 51.58 12.32 3.90 12.80 5.44 2.27 -2.81 12.24 5.20
ICE BofAML U.S. High Yield Index1 -26.39 57.51 15.19 4.38 15.58 7.42 2.50 -4.64 17.49 7.48
 

Fund Facts

Class A1$ Inception 04/17/2003
 

NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
May 24, 2018 $10.26 $0.00
May 23, 2018 $10.26 -$0.01
May 22, 2018 $10.27 $0.01
May 21, 2018 $10.26 $0.00
May 18, 2018 $10.26 -$0.04
May 17, 2018 $10.30 $0.00
May 16, 2018 $10.30 -$0.01
May 15, 2018 $10.31 -$0.02
May 14, 2018 $10.33 $0.01
May 11, 2018 $10.32 $0.00
 

Distribution History3

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Nov 20, 2017 $0.04011 $10.49
May 18, 2017 $0.03629 $10.57
Apr 19, 2017 $0.03593 $10.51
Feb 28, 2017 $0.02541 $10.59
Jan 31, 2017 $0.03668 $10.50
Dec 30, 2016 $0.03745 $10.43
Nov 30, 2016 $0.03840 $10.27
Sep 30, 2016 $0.04139 $10.40
Aug 31, 2016 $0.03848 $10.39
Jul 29, 2016 $0.03882 $10.26
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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.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)2 as of Apr 30, 2018

Portfolio Statistics as of Apr 30, 2018

Number of Issuers 261
Number of Holdings 445
Average Coupon 6.62%
Average Maturity 6.01 yrs.
Average Effective Maturity 5.22 yrs.
Average Duration 3.61 yrs.
Average Price $101.03
 

Sector Breakdown (%)2 as of Apr 30, 2018

Energy 15.48
Healthcare 10.84
Technology 9.11
Telecommunications 8.03
Cable/Satellite TV 6.90
Services 6.72
Metals/Mining 4.28
Containers 3.84
Gaming 3.61
Utilities 3.55
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Credit Quality (%)4 as of Apr 30, 2018

BBB 3.10
BB 35.26
B 49.92
CCC or Lower 9.23
Not Rated 2.50
Total 100.00
Credit ratings are categorized using S&P. If S&P does not publish a rating, then the Moody's rating is applied. Ratings, which are subject to change, apply to the creditworthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities and not to the Fund or its shares. Credit ratings measure the quality of a bond based on the issuer's creditworthiness, with ratings ranging from AAA, being the highest, to D, being the lowest based on S&P measures. Ratings of BBB or higher by S&P or Fitch (Baa or higher by Moody's) are considered to be investment-grade quality. Credit ratings are based largely on the ratings agency's analysis at the time of rating. The rating assigned to any particular security is not necessarily a reflection of the issuer's current financial condition and does not necessarily reflect its assessment of the volatility of a security's market value or of the liquidity of an investment in the security. Holdings designated as "Not Rated" are not rated by the national ratings agencies stated above.
 

Maturity Distribution (%)2 as of Apr 30, 2018

Less Than 1 Year 0.36
1 To 3 Years 4.84
3 To 5 Years 25.52
5 To 10 Years 67.80
10 To 20 Years 0.73
20 To 30 Years 0.22
More Than 30 Years 0.54
Total 100.00

Assets by Country (%)5,6 as of Apr 30, 2018

United States 83.40
Canada 7.39
Luxembourg 2.10
Ireland 1.81
United Kingdom 1.74
Netherlands 1.09
Other 2.46
 

Fund Holdings2,7 as of Mar 31, 2018

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
USD FX SPOT RECEIVABLE 42.51%
Sprint Corp 7.88% 09/15/2023 1.30%
HCA Healthcare Inc 6.25% 02/15/2021 0.93%
First Data Corp 7.00% 12/01/2023 0.92%
CrownRock LP / CrownRock Finance Inc 5.63% 10/15/2025 0.75%
TransDigm Inc 6.50% 07/15/2024 0.72%
IHS Markit Ltd 5.00% 11/01/2022 0.70%
Solera LLC / Solera Finance Inc 10.50% 03/01/2024 0.69%
Jaguar Holding Co II / Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC 6.38% 08/01/2023 0.69%
Prime Security Services Borrower LLC / Prime Finance Inc 9.25% 05/15/2023 0.66%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Michael W. Weilheimer, CFA

Michael W. Weilheimer, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 1990

Biography

Michael Weilheimer is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, director of high yield and a portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s high-yield team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s high-yield strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 1990.

Mike began his career in the investment management industry in 1987. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was an analyst specializing in distressed debt securities at Cowen & Company and later at Amroc Investments, L.P.

Mike earned a B.S. from the University at Albany - SUNY and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Boston, the Dean’s Advisory Board, School of Business, University at Albany - SUNY and a member of the board of trustees for the University at Albany Foundation. He is a CFA charterholder.

Mike’s commentary has appeared in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and USA Today.

Education
  • B.S. State University of New York at Albany
  • M.B.A. Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception

 
Kelley G. Baccei

Kelley G. Baccei

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2005

Biography

Kelley Baccei is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and a portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s high-yield team. She is responsible for buy and sell decisions and portfolio construction. She joined Eaton Vance in 2005.

Kelley began her career in the investment management industry in 2000. Before joining Eaton Vance, she was the director of high-yield distressed research at Fieldstone Capital Group. Previously, she was associate director of fixed-income research at Scotia Capital Markets, Inc.

Kelley earned a B.A. from Boston College and a certificate in credit analysis from New York University.

Education
  • B.A. Boston College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2014

 
Jeffrey D. Mueller

Jeffrey D. Mueller

Vice President, Eaton Vance Advisers International Ltd.
Joined Eaton Vance 2015

Biography

Jeffrey Mueller is a vice president of Eaton Vance Advisers International Ltd. and a portfolio manager on Eaton Vance's high-yield team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm's high-yield strategies. He leads investment management and credit research for all non-U.S. high-yield opportunities. He joined Eaton Vance in 2015.

Jeff began his career in the investment management industry in 2004. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was a high-yield portfolio manager with Threadneedle Asset Management. He was previously affiliated with Centaurus Capital Ltd. and Amaranth Advisors LLC.

Jeff earned a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Education
  • B.B.A. University of Wisconsin at Madison

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2016

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet (English)

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Fact Sheet (Latin America)

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Commentary (English)

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Commentary (Latin America)

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Attribution

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Annual Report (Spanish)

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Annual Report (English)

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Eaton Vance International (Ireland) Funds Full Prospectus (English)

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EVI Irl US High Yield Bond Fund Holdings

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Prospectus Supplement (English)

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Semiannual Report (English)

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