Tortoise Energy Independence Fund Inc.

12/01/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2020 18:38

Tortoise Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information and Asset Coverage Ratio Updates as of November 30, 2020 for TYG, NTG, TTP, NDP, TPZ and TEAF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEAWOOD, KS - December 01, 2020 - Tortoise today announced the following unaudited balance sheet information and asset coverage ratio updates for TYG, NTG, TTP, NDP, TPZ and TEAF.

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE: TYG) today announced that as of November 30, 2020, the company's unaudited total assets were approximately $456.0 million and its unaudited net asset value was $306.3 million, or $24.94 per share.

As of November 30, 2020, the company's asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to senior securities representing indebtedness was 435 percent, and its coverage ratio for preferred shares was 330 percent. For more information on the company's coverage ratios, please refer to the leverage summary web page at https://cef.tortoiseecofin.com.

Set forth below is a summary of the company's unaudited preliminary balance sheet at November 30, 2020.

Unaudited preliminary balance sheet

(in Millions)

Per Share

Investments

$402.1

$32.75

Cash and Cash Equivalents

0.1

0.01

Income Tax Receivable

52.1

4.24

Other Assets

1.7

0.13

Total Assets

456.0

37.13

Short-Term Borrowings

13.2

1.07

Senior Notes

87.9

7.16

Preferred Stock

32.3

2.63

Total Leverage

133.4

10.86

Other Liabilities

2.9

0.24

Current Tax Liability

13.4

1.09

Net Assets

$ 306.3

$ 24.94

12.28 million common shares currently outstanding.

TYG has completed approximately $18.1 million of share repurchases under the publicly announced repurchase plan allowing up to $25.0 million through December 31, 2020. Under the program, TYG has repurchased 1,084,400 shares of its common stock at an average price of $16.687 and an average discount to NAV of 24.8%.

Tortoise Midstream Energy Fund, Inc. (NYSE: NTG) today announced that as of November 30, 2020, the company's unaudited total assets were approximately $226.7 million and its unaudited net asset value was $149.8 million, or $25.56 per share.

As of November 30, 2020, the company's asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to senior securities representing indebtedness was 394 percent, and its coverage ratio for preferred shares was 320 percent. For more information on the company's coverage ratios, please refer to the leverage summary web page at https://cef.tortoiseecofin.com.

Set forth below is a summary of the company's unaudited preliminary balance sheet at November 30, 2020.

Unaudited preliminary balance sheet

(in Millions)

Per Share

Investments

$225.6

$ 38.48

Cash and Cash Equivalents

0.1

0.02

Other Assets

1.0

0.18

Total Assets

226.7

38.68

Short-Term Borrowings

40.0

6.83

Senior Notes

15.3

2.61

Preferred Stock

12.7

2.17

Total Leverage

68.0

11.61

Other Liabilities

1.0

0.16

Current Tax Liability

7.9

1.35

Net Assets

$ 149.8

$ 25.56

5.86 million common shares currently outstanding.

NTG has completed approximately $8.0 million of share repurchases under the publicly announced repurchase plan allowing up to $12.5 million through December 31, 2020. Under the program, NTG has repurchased 475,322 shares of its common stock at an average price of $16.921 and an average discount to NAV of 25.5%.

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TTP) today announced that as of November 30, 2020, the company's unaudited total assets were approximately $69.3 million and its unaudited net asset value was $48.2 million, or $19.96 per share.

As of November 30, 2020, the company's asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to senior securities representing indebtedness was 476 percent, and its coverage ratio for preferred shares was 334 percent. For more information on the company's coverage ratios, please refer to the leverage summary web page at https://cef.tortoiseecofin.com.

Set forth below is a summary of the company's unaudited preliminary balance sheet at November 30, 2020.

Unaudited preliminary balance sheet

(in Millions)

Per Share

Investments

$67.4

$ 27.92

Cash and Cash Equivalents

1.6

0.65

Other Assets

0.3

0.15

Total Assets

69.3

28.72

Senior Notes

14.5

5.99

Preferred Stock

6.1

2.53

Total Leverage

20.6

8.52

Other Liabilities

0.5

0.24

Net Assets

$48.2

$ 19.96

2.41 million common shares currently outstanding.

TTP has completed approximately $1.4 million of share repurchases under the publicly announced repurchase plan allowing up to $5.0 million through December 31, 2020. Under the program, TTP has repurchased 94,976 shares of its common stock at an average price of $14.254 and an average discount to NAV of 25.0%.

Tortoise Energy Independence Fund, Inc.(NYSE: NDP) today announced that as of November 30, 2020, the company's unaudited total assets were approximately $35.5 million and its unaudited net asset value was $30.3 million, or $16.41 per share.

As of November 30, 2020, the company's asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to senior securities representing indebtedness was 706 percent. For more information on the company's coverage ratios, please refer to the leverage summary web page at https://cef.tortoiseecofin.com.

Set forth below is a summary of the company's unaudited preliminary balance sheet at November 30, 2020.

Unaudited preliminary balance sheet

(in Millions)

Per Share

Investments

$ 35.2

$ 19.09

Cash and Cash Equivalents

0.1

0.04

Other Assets

0.2

0.09

Total Assets

35.5

19.22

Credit Facility Borrowings

5.0

2.71

Other Liabilities

0.2

0.10

Net Assets

$ 30.3

$ 16.41

1.85 million common shares currently outstanding.

Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TPZ) today announced that as of November 30, 2020, the company's unaudited total assets were approximately $116.2 million and its unaudited net asset value was $89.6 million, or $13.01 per share.

As of November 30, 2020, the company's asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to senior securities representing indebtedness was 442 percent. For more information on the company's coverage ratios, please refer to the leverage summary web page at https://cef.tortoiseecofin.com.

Set forth below is a summary of the company's unaudited preliminary balance sheet at November 30, 2020.

Unaudited preliminary balance sheet

(in Millions)

Per Share

Investments

$ 114.8

$ 16.67

Other Assets

1.4

0.21

Total Assets

116.2

16.88

Credit Facility Borrowings

26.2

3.80

Other Liabilities

0.4

0.07

Net Assets

$ 89.6

$ 13.01

6.89 million common shares currently outstanding.

TPZ has completed approximately $0.8 million of share repurchases under the publicly announced repurchase plan allowing up to $5.0 million through August 31, 2021. Under the program, TPZ has repurchased 78,206 shares of its common stock at an average price of $9.615 and an average discount to NAV of 24.8%

Tortoise Essential Assets Income Term Fund (NYSE: TEAF) today announced that as of November 30, 2020, the company's unaudited total assets were approximately $246.7 million and its unaudited net asset value was $214.6 million, or $15.91 per share.

As of November 30, 2020, the company's asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to senior securities representing indebtedness was 790 percent. For more information on the company's coverage ratios, please refer to the leverage summary web page at https://cef.tortoiseecofin.com.

Set forth below is a summary of the company's unaudited preliminary balance sheet at November 30, 2020.

Unaudited preliminary balance sheet

(in Millions)

Per Share

Investments

$242.9

$18.00

Cash and Cash Equivalents

0.6

0.04

Other Assets

3.2

0.24

Total Assets

246.7

18.28

Credit Facility Borrowings

31.1

2.30

Other Liabilities

1.0

0.07

Net Assets

$214.6

$15.91

13.49 million common shares outstanding.

The top 10 holdings for TYG, NTG, TTP, NDP, TPZ and TEAF as of the most recent month-end can be found on each fund's portfolio web page at https://cef.tortoiseecofin.com.

About Tortoise

Tortoise focuses on energy & power infrastructure and the transition to cleaner energy. Tortoise's solid track record of energy value chain investment experience and research dates back more than 20 years. As one of the earliest investors in midstream energy, Tortoise believes it is well-positioned to be at the forefront of the global energy evolution that is underway. With a steady wins approach and a long-term perspective, Tortoise strives to make a positive impact on clients and communities. For additional information, please visit www.TortoiseEcofin.com.

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. is the Adviser to Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp., Tortoise Midstream Energy Fund, Inc., Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc., Tortoise Energy Independence Fund, Inc., Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. and Tortoise Essential Assets Income Term Fund. Ecofin Advisors Limited is a sub-adviser to Tortoise Essential Assets Income Term Fund.

For additional information on these funds, please visit cef.tortoiseecofin.com.

Safe harbor statement

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain statements that may include 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are 'forward-looking statements.' Although the funds and Tortoise Capital Advisors believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the fund's reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Other than as required by law, the funds and Tortoise Capital Advisors do not assume a duty to update this forward-looking statement.

Contact information
For more information contact Maggie Zastrow at (913) 981-1020 or [email protected].