Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc. Reports Unaudited Earnings and Financial Position for Quarter Ended April 30, 2017

NEWARK, N.J.--()--Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc. (NYSE:GHY), (the “Fund”), a diversified, closed-end management investment company, announced today its unaudited investment results for the quarter ended April 30, 2017.

             

As of
April 30, 2017

As of

January 31, 2017

As of

April 30, 2016

Net Assets $678,151,576 $678,727,185 $673,247,863
Loan Outstanding $280,000,000 $285,000,000 $275,000,000
Shares Outstanding 40,923,879 40,923,879 40,923,879
Net Asset Value (“NAV”) Per Share (a) $16.57 $16.59 $16.45
Market Price Per Share (b) $15.21 $15.09 $14.93
Premium / (Discount) to NAV (c) -8.2% -9.0% -9.2%
 
Undistributed / (Overdistributed) Net Investment Income (d) $8,402,406 $9,239,467 $8,432,620
Undistributed / (Overdistributed) Net Investment Income Per Share (e) $0.21 $0.23 $0.21
 

Quarter Ended

April 30, 2017

Quarter Ended

January 31, 2017

Quarter Ended

April 30, 2016

Quarterly Earnings

Net Investment Income $11,440,102 $11,845,697 $12,754,903
Net Realized and Unrealized Gain (Loss) ($12,015,711)     ($13,698,262)     $8,309,872
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations $(575,609)     $(1,852,565)     $21,064,775
 

Quarterly Earnings Per Common Share Outstanding

Net Investment Income $0.28 $0.29 $0.31
Net Realized and Unrealized Gain / (Loss) ($0.29)     ($0.33)     $0.20
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations ($0.01)     ($0.04)     $0.51
 

This financial data is unaudited. Amounts do not reflect adjustments for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles including those relating to amortization of premiums on securities held.

   
Notes:
(a) Net Asset Value (“NAV”) Per Share is total assets less total liabilities divided by the number of shares outstanding.
(b) Market Price Per Share is the closing price on the New York Stock Exchange.
(c) Premium / (Discount) to NAV is the % difference between the market price and the NAV price.
(d) Overdistributed amounts may be funded by capital gains on portfolio securities or through return of shareholder’s capital. Undistributed / (Overdistributed) Net Investment Income (“UNII”) represents the balance to date of a fund’s net investment income less its distributions. Includes prior year UNII of $9,742,839 for the fiscal year ended 7/31/16 and $9,429,823 for the fiscal year ended 7/31/15.
(e) The UNII information provided treats amounts relating to foreign currency transactions as net realized and unrealized gain (loss). However, these amounts are treated as net investment income (loss) for federal income tax purposes. In accordance with federal income tax treatment, the UNII balances would have been $1,858,382 ($0.05 per share), $8,735,451 ($0.21 per share), and $1,242,709 ($0.03 per share), as of the current quarter, prior quarter, and year ago quarter, respectively. While not required to do so, the Fund may attempt to hedge its foreign currency exposure, which may offset all or a portion of the foreign currency exposure included in the table above. As of the date of this press release, the Fund believes that it has significantly hedged its foreign currency exposure.
 

The Fund files its annual and semi-annual stockholders reports on Form N-CSR, as well as complete schedule of investments with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year on Form N-Q. The Fund’s Forms N-Q are available on the Commission’s website at http://www.sec.gov. The Fund’s Forms N-Q may also be reviewed and copied at the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, D.C. Information on the operation and location of the Public Reference Room may be obtained by calling (202) 551-8090. To obtain information on Form N-Q or annual and semi-annual stockholder reports, shareholders can call (800) 451-6788 (toll-free). You may also call this number to request additional information or to make other inquiries pertaining to the Fund.

About PGIM and Prudential Financial, Inc.

With 14 consecutive years of positive third-party institutional net flows, PGIM, the global asset management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), ranks among the top 10 largest asset managers in the world with more than $1 trillion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017. PGIM’s businesses offer a range of investment solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world across a broad range of asset classes, including fundamental equity, quantitative equity, public fixed income, private fixed income, real estate and commercial mortgages. Its businesses have offices in 16 countries across five continents. For more information, please visit pgim.com.

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Data and commentary provided in this press release are for informational purposes only. PGIM Investments LLC, the Investment Manager of the Fund, and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Fund. The Fund is sub-advised by PGIM Fixed Income, a business unit of PGIM, Inc. and an affiliate of the investment manager.

The Fund invests in high yield (“junk”) bonds, which are subject to greater credit and market risks; derivative securities, which may carry market, credit, and liquidity risks; foreign securities, which are subject to currency fluctuation and political uncertainty; and emerging markets securities, which are subject to greater volatility and price declines. Fixed income investments are subject to interest rate risk, where their value will decline as interest rates rise. There are fees and expenses involved with investing in the Fund. Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against a loss in declining markets. There is no guarantee that dividends or distributions will be paid.

An investment in closed-end fund’s common stock may be speculative in that it involves a high degree of risk, should not constitute a complete investment program, and may result in loss of principal. Each closed-end fund will have its own unique investment strategy, risks, charges and expenses that need to be considered before investing.

These materials are for informational or educational purposes only. The information is not intended as investment advice and is not a recommendation about managing or investing your retirement savings. In providing these materials PGIM Investments is not acting as your fiduciary as defined by the Department of Labor.

Please consult with a qualified investment professional if you wish to obtain investment advice.

PGIM Fixed Income is a unit of PGIM, Inc., which is a registered investment advisor and Prudential Financial company. © 2017 Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities. Prudential, the Prudential logo, and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.

Investment products are not insured by the FDIC or any federal government agency, may lose value, and are not a deposit of or guaranteed by any bank or any bank affiliate.

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Contacts

For Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc.
Judith Flynn, 973-802-9939
judith.flynn@prudential.com

Contacts

For Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc.
Judith Flynn, 973-802-9939
judith.flynn@prudential.com