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Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Income Trust Report Of Earnings

BOSTON, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Income Trust (NYSE MKT: MMV) (the "Trust"), a closed-end management investment company, today announced the earnings of the Trust for the three months and year ended November 30, 2013.  The Trust's fiscal year ended on November 30, 2013.

For the three months ended November 30, 2013, the Trust had net investment income of $511,761 ($0.187 per common share).  From this amount, the Trust paid dividends on preferred shares of $6,655 (equal to $0.002 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $505,106, or $0.185 per common share. The Trust's net investment income for the year ended November 30, 2013 was $2,061,580 ($0.750 per common share, before deduction of the preferred share dividends totaling $0.012 per common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $0.738 per common share. In comparison, for the three months ended November 30, 2012, the Trust had net investment income of $514,575 ($0.187 per common share).  From this amount, the Trust paid dividends on preferred shares of $14,170 (equal to $0.005 for each common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $500,405, or $0.182 per common share. The Trust's net investment income for the year ended November 30, 2012 was $2,118,603 ($0.771 per common share, before deduction of the preferred share dividends totaling $0.019 per common share), resulting in net investment income after the preferred dividends of $0.752 per common share.

Net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended November 30, 2013 were $1,590,071 ($0.570 per common share). The Trust's net realized and unrealized losses for the year ended November 30, 2013 were $6,667,877 ($2.432 per common share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended November 30, 2012 were $1,702,114 ($0.623 per common share). The Trust's net realized and unrealized gains for the year ended November 30, 2012 were $6,263,430 ($2.283 per common share).

On November 30, 2013, net assets of the Trust applicable to common shares were $37,773,824. The net asset value per common share on November 30, 2013 was $13.73 based on 2,750,521 common shares outstanding.  In comparison, on November 30, 2012, net assets of the Trust applicable to common shares were $44,548,887. The net asset value per common share on November 30, 2012 was $16.20 based on 2,750,521 common shares outstanding.

The Trust 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").  Trust portfolio holdings for the most recent month-end are also posted to the website approximately 30 days following month-end.

The Trust 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 $283.3 billion in assets as of December 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 MASSACHUSETTS MUNICIPAL INCOME TRUST

SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share amounts)












Three Months Ended


Year Ended



November 30, 


November 30, 



2013


2012


2013


2012

Net investment income

$        512


$        515


$     2,062


$     2,119

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments

1,590


1,702


(6,668)


6,263

Preferred dividends paid from net investment income

(7)


(14)


(34)


(52)


Net increase (decrease) in net assets









  from operations

$     2,095


$     2,203


$   (4,640)


$     8,330










Earnings per Common Share Outstanding








Net investment income

$     0.187


$     0.187


$     0.750


$     0.771

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses)








  on investments

0.570


0.623


(2.432)


2.283

Preferred dividends paid from net investment income

(0.002)


(0.005)


(0.012)


(0.019)


Net increase (decrease) in net assets from operations

$ 0.755


$ 0.805


$ (1.694)


$ 3.035










Net investment income

$     0.187


$     0.187


$     0.750


$     0.771

Preferred dividends paid from net investment income

(0.002)


(0.005)


(0.012)


(0.019)

Net investment income after preferred dividends

$     0.185


$     0.182


$     0.738


$     0.752










Net Asset Value at November 30 (Common Shares)









Net assets 





$37,774


$44,549


Shares outstanding 





2,751


2,751


Net asset value per share outstanding





$13.73


$16.20










Market Value Summary (Common Shares)









Market price on NYSE MKT at November 30





$11.97


$16.35


High market price (period ended November 30)





$16.39


$16.94


Low market price (period ended November 30)





$11.96


$14.11

 

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management

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