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Western Asset Premier Bond Fund : Announces Financial Position as of March 31, 2021

05/24/2021 | 08:01am EDT

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE: WEA) today announced the financial position of the Fund as of March 31, 2021.

 
Current Q Previous Q Prior Yr Q
March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020 March 31, 2020
Total Assets (a)

$

242,599,013

 

$

246,302,315

 

$

211,292,408

 

Total Net Assets(a)

$

171,033,814

 

$

176,186,316

 

$

143,573,176

 

NAV Per Share of Common Stock (b)

$

14.42

 

$

14.85

 

$

12.10

 

Market Price Per Share

$

14.05

 

$

14.17

 

$

11.27

 

Premium / (Discount)

 

(2.57

)%

 

(4.58

)%

 

(6.86

)%

Outstanding Shares

 

11,863,337

 

 

11,863,337

 

 

11,863,337

 

 
Total Net Investment Income (c)

$

2,480,481

 

$

2,621,916

 

$

2,516,217

 

Total Net Realized/Unrealized Gain/(Loss) (c)

$

(5,284,042

)

$

8,358,505

 

$

(30,721,901

)

Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations (c)

$

(2,803,561

)

$

10,980,421

 

$

(28,205,684

)

 
Earnings per Common Share Outstanding
Total Net Investment Income (c)

$

0.21

 

$

0.22

 

$

0.21

 

Total Net Realized/Unrealized Gain/(Loss) (c)

$

(0.45

)

$

0.70

 

$

(2.59

)

Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets From Operations (c)

$

(0.24

)

$

0.92

 

$

(2.38

)

 
Undistributed/(Overdistributed) Net Investment Income (d)

$

584,745

 

$

453,205

 

$

422,139

 

Undistributed/(Overdistributed) Net Investment Income
Per Share (d)

$

0.05

 

$

0.04

 

$

0.04

 

 
Loan Outstanding (d)

$

57,500,000

 

$

57,500,000

 

$

56,000,000

 

Reverse Repurchase Agreements (d)

$

10,464,750

 

$

10,519,313

 

$

9,081,750

 

Footnotes:
(a) The difference between total assets and total net assets is due primarily to the Fund’s use of borrowings, which are included in total assets; total net assets do not include borrowings.
(b) NAVs are calculated as of the close of business on the last business day in the periods indicated above.
(c) For the quarter indicated.
(d) As of the period indicated above.

This financial data is unaudited.

The Fund files its semi-annual and annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), as well as its complete schedule of portfolio holdings for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year as an exhibit to its reports on Form N-PORT. These reports are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. To obtain information on Forms N-PORT or a semi-annual or annual report from the Fund, shareholders can call 1-888-777-0102.

Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC, is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. (“Franklin Resources”).

Western Asset Premier Bond Fund is a closed-end investment company that invests predominantly in a diversified portfolio of debt securities. Its investment adviser is Western Asset Management Company, LLC (“Western Asset”), a subsidiary of Franklin Resources. Western Asset Management Company, LLC has managed the Fund since its inception in 2002.

For more information about the Fund, please call 1-888-777-0102 or consult the Fund’s web site 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. Franklin Resources and its affiliates do not engage in selling shares of the Fund.

Category: Financials
Source: Franklin Resources, Inc.
Source: Legg Mason Closed End Funds


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P/E ratio 2021 55,6x
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Capitalization 131 M 131 M -
EV / Sales 2020 18,3x
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Jane Elizabeth Trust President, Chief Executive Officer & Trustee
Christopher Berarducci Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
William E. B. Siart Chairman
Theodore Paul Becker Chief Compliance Officer
Jaynie Miller Studenmund Independent Trustee