NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund Inc. (NYSE:CEM) announced today the unaudited statement of assets and liabilities, the net asset value and asset coverage ratio of the Fund as of December 31, 2017.
As of December 31, 2017, the Fund’s net assets were $1,086.4 million, and its net asset value per share was $15.47. The Fund’s asset coverage ratio under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”) with respect to senior indebtedness was 369% and the Fund’s asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to total leverage was 326%.
|As of December 31, 2017|
|Cash and Cash Equivalents||13.1||0.19|
|Mandatory Redeemable Preferred Shares*||55.0||0.78|
|Deferred Tax Liability||$||114.9||$||1.64|
|* The Fund's asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to senior indebtedness was 369%.|
|* The Fund's asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to total leverage was 326%.|
|Top Ten Holdings (as of December 31, 2017)**|
|Name||(millions)||% of Investments||***|
|Enterprise Products Partners LP||$||170.2||10.1%|
|Energy Transfer Partners LP||$||107.8||6.4%|
|Magellan Midstream Partners LP||$||103.5||6.1%|
|Williams Partners LP||$||89.8||5.3%|
|Buckeye Partners LP||$||84.1||5.0%|
|Genesis Energy LP||$||73.7||4.4%|
|Enbridge Energy Partners LP||$||72.7||4.3%|
|Enlink Midstream Partners LP||$||70.6||4.2%|
|Targa Resources Corp||$||65.9||3.9%|
|**Subject to change at any time|
|***Percent of Total Investments|
The new tax reform legislation, H.R.1, which was signed into law on December 22, 2017, reduces the statutory U.S. federal income tax rate applicable to corporations, such as the Fund, from 35% to 21%. In light of this change, the Fund adjusted its deferred tax liability balance to reflect updated assumptions regarding effective tax rates on December 22, 2017, resulting in an increase in net asset value of $0.94 per share.
ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company which is advised by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC (“LMPFA”) and subadvised by ClearBridge Investments, LLC (“ClearBridge”). LMPFA and ClearBridge are wholly owned subsidiaries of Legg Mason, Inc. (“Legg Mason”).
This financial data is unaudited.
The Fund files its semi-annual and annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as its complete schedule of portfolio holdings for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year on Form N-Q. These reports are available on the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. To obtain information on Form N-Q or a semi-annual or annual report from the Fund, shareholders can call 1-888-777-0102.
For more information about the Fund, please call 1-888-777-0102 or consult the Fund’s website at www.lmcef.com. Hard copies of the Fund’s complete audited financial statements are available free of charge upon request.
Data and commentary provided in this press release are for informational purposes only. Legg Mason and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Fund.