12-1-17 6:33 PM EST | Email Article

Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc. Provides Unaudited Preliminary Balance Sheet Information and Asset Coverage Ratio Update as of Nov. 30, 2017

Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc. (NYSE: NTG) today announced that as of Nov. 30, 2017, the company’s unaudited total assets were approximately $1.3 billion and its unaudited net asset value was $754.1 million, or $15.96 per share.

As of Nov. 30, 2017, the company was in compliance with its asset coverage ratios under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the 1940 Act) and basic maintenance covenants. The company’s asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to senior securities representing indebtedness was 359 percent, and its coverage ratio for preferred shares was 270 percent. For more information on calculation of coverage ratios, please refer to the company’s most recent applicable prospectus.

Set forth below is a summary of the company’s unaudited preliminary balance sheet at Nov. 30, 2017 and a summary of its top 10 holdings.

Unaudited preliminary balance sheet

    (in Millions)     Per Share
Investments $ 1,324.7 $ 28.04
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.2 0.00
Receivable for Investments Sold 0.3 0.01
Current Tax Asset 0.8 0.02
Other Assets   1.6   0.03
Total Assets   1,327.6   28.10
Credit Facility Borrowings 49.8 1.05
Senior Notes 284.0 6.01
Preferred Stock   110.0   2.33
Total Leverage   443.8   9.39
Payable for Investments Purchased 0.1 0.00
Other Liabilities 7.0 0.15
Deferred Tax Liability   122.6   2.60
Net Assets $ 754.1 $ 15.96

47.25 million common shares currently outstanding.


Top 10 holdings (as of Nov. 30, 2017)





Market Value
(in Millions)


% of Investment
Securities (1)

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. ETP $ 117.4 8.9 %
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. EPD 111.4 8.4 %
MPLX LP MPLX 85.3 6.4 %
Western Gas Partners, LP WES 75.9 5.7 %
Buckeye Partners, L.P. BPL 70.9 5.4 %
Williams Partners L.P. WPZ 67.1 5.1 %
Andeavor Logistics LP ANDX 64.9 4.9 %
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. PAA 58.3 4.4 %
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. MMP 58.2 4.4 %
DCP Midstream, LP DCP   57.7 4.4 %
Total $ 767.1 58.0 %

(1) Percent of Investments and Cash Equivalents.


1 st Quarter 2018 Energy Value Chain Conference Call

Tortoise will host its first quarter 2018 conference call on Jan. 24, 2018 at 3 p.m. Central to discuss the energy sector and provide an update on the energy value chain and Tortoise’s investment outlook.

Toll Free Dial-In Number: (877) 407-9210
Replay Number: (877) 481-4010
Replay ID: #21457 (available through Feb. 24, 2018)

About Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc.

Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc. (NYSE:NTG) owns a portfolio of master limited partnership (MLP) investments in the energy infrastructure sector, with an emphasis on natural gas infrastructure MLPs. Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc.’s objective is to provide its stockholders a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions.

About Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C., is a registered investment adviser specializing in essential assets investing. Essential assets are those that are indispensable and necessary to the functioning of our economy and our society as a whole, such as education, healthcare, infrastructure and energy. As of Oct. 31, 2017, the adviser had approximately $15.5 billion of assets under management in listed closed-end funds, mutual funds, private funds and separate accounts. For more information, visit www.tortoiseadvisors.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.

Forward-looking statement

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 Company and Tortoise Capital Advisors believe 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 Company’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 Company and Tortoise Capital Advisors do not assume a duty to update any forward-looking statement.

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.
Pam Kearney, 866-362-9331
Investor and Public Relations

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