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Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Diversified Equity Income Fund Report Of Earnings

BOSTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Diversified Equity Income Fund (NYSE: ETY) (the "Fund"), a closed-end management investment company, today announced the earnings of the Fund for the three and six months ended April 30, 2014. The Fund's fiscal year ends on October 31, 2014.

For the three months ended April 30, 2014, the Fund had net investment income of $42,504,497 ($0.284 per share). For the six months ended April 30, 2014, the Fund had net investment income of $45,172,388 ($0.302 per share).  In comparison, for the three months ended April 30, 2013, the Fund had net investment income of $5,687,055 ($0.038 per share). For the six months ended April 30, 2013, the Fund had net investment income of $11,854,447 ($0.079 per share).    

Net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended April 30, 2014 were $30,070,244 ($0.198 per share).  Net realized and unrealized gains for the six months ended April 30, 2014 were $66,734,445 ($0.443 per share). In comparison, net realized and unrealized gains for the three months ended April 30, 2013 were $59,743,732 ($0.402 per share).  Net realized and unrealized gains for the six months ended April 30, 2013 were $160,023,615 ($1.069 per share).

On April 30, 2014, net assets of the Fund were $1,809,816,954. The net asset value per share on April 30, 2014 was $12.11 based on 149,444,220 shares outstanding.  In comparison, on April 30, 2013, net assets of the Fund were $1,725,711,656. The net asset value per share on April 30, 2013 was $11.53 based on 149,722,516 shares outstanding.

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

The Fund 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 $293.6 billion in assets as of June 30, 2014, 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 TAX-MANAGED DIVERSIFIED EQUITY INCOME FUND


SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS


(in thousands, except per share amounts)












Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



April 30,


April 30,



2014


2013


2014


2013

Gross investment income

$           47,293


$              10,219


$        54,857


$           20,929

Operating expenses

(4,789)


(4,532)


(9,685)


(9,075)


Net investment income

$           42,504


$                 5,687


$        45,172


$           11,854

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments

$           30,070


$              59,744


$        66,735


$         160,024











Net increase (decrease) in net assets from operations

$           72,574


$              65,431


$      111,907


$         171,878










Earnings per Share Outstanding








Gross investment income

$             0.316


$                 0.068


$           0.367


$             0.139

Operating expenses

(0.032)


(0.030)


(0.065)


(0.060)


Net investment income 

$             0.284


$                 0.038


$           0.302


$             0.079

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments

$             0.198


$                 0.402


$           0.443


$             1.069


Net increase (decrease) in net assets from operations

$             0.482


$                 0.440


$           0.745


$             1.148



















Net Asset Value at April 30









Net assets  





$   1,809,817


$     1,725,712


Shares outstanding 





149,444


149,723


Net asset value per share outstanding





$           12.11


$             11.53










Market Value Summary 









Market price on NYSE at April 30





$           11.36


$             10.40


High market price (period ended April 30)





$           11.36


$             10.40


Low market price (period ended April 30)





$           10.50


$               9.08










 

SOURCE Eaton Vance Management

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