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Western Asset Intermediate-Term Municipals Fund

mutual fund
SBLTX
Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$6.08 +0.0 +0.0%
primary theme
Municipal Bond
SBLTX (Mutual Fund)

Western Asset Intermediate-Term Municipals Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$6.08 +0.0 +0.0%
primary theme
Municipal Bond
SBLTX (Mutual Fund)

Western Asset Intermediate-Term Municipals Fund

Payout Change
Pending
Price as of:
$6.08 +0.0 +0.0%
primary theme
Municipal Bond

Name

As of 06/14/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$6.08

$2.61 B

3.28%

$0.20

0.59%

Vitals

YTD Return

1.2%

1 yr return

4.3%

3 Yr Avg Return

-0.4%

5 Yr Avg Return

1.2%

Net Assets

$2.61 B

Holdings in Top 10

9.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$6.1
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.59%

SALES FEES

Front Load 2.25%

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 15.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$1,000

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 06/14/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$6.08

$2.61 B

3.28%

$0.20

0.59%

SBLTX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 1.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.95%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 3.3%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency None

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Western Asset Intermediate-Term Municipals Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    FRANKLIN TEMPLETON
  • Inception Date
    Jan 03, 1994
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    David Fare

Fund Description

Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets in “municipal securities.” Municipal securities are securities and other investments with similar economic characteristics, the interest on which is exempt from regular federal income tax but which may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax. The fund’s 80% policy may not be changed without a shareholder vote.
Municipal securities include debt obligations issued by any of the 50 states and certain other municipal issuers and their political subdivisions, agencies and public authorities, certain other governmental issuers (such as Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam) and other qualifying issuers. These securities include participation or other interests in municipal securities issued or backed by banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions.
Some municipal securities, such as general obligation issues, are backed by the issuer’s taxing authority, while other municipal securities, such as revenue issues, are backed only by revenues from certain facilities or other sources and not by the issuer itself.
The fund may invest in securities of any maturity. The fund normally expects to maintain an average effective portfolio maturity of between three and ten years. The average effective portfolio maturity of the fund is a weighted average of all the maturities of the securities in the portfolio, computed by weighting each security’s effective maturity, as estimated by the subadviser, by the market value of the security, and any cash in the portfolio. For purposes of determining the fund’s average effective maturity, a security’s maturity date will generally be deemed to be the next interest rate reset date for an adjustable rate security or, if earlier, the date of the next demand feature, such as a put feature, when the fund would be entitled to receive payment of principal and interest. The subadviser may also take into account estimated future prepayments on securities, such as mortgage-backed securities, with uncertain future cash flows and estimations of call features and similar features and options. These estimates may prove to be incorrect.
The fund focuses on investment grade bonds (that is, securities rated in the Baa/BBB categories or above or, if unrated or deemed to be unrated by the subadviser, determined to be of comparable credit quality by the subadviser), but may invest up to 20% of its assets in below investment grade bonds (that is, securities rated below the Baa/BBB categories or, if unrated or deemed to be unrated by the subadviser, determined to be of comparable credit quality by the subadviser) (commonly known as “high yield” or “junk” bonds).
The fund may also invest in securities of other open-end or closed-end investment companies, including exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”), that invest primarily in municipal securities.
Instead of, and/or in addition to, investing directly in particular securities, the fund may use instruments such as derivatives, including options, futures contracts and inverse floating rate instruments issued in tender option bond transactions, and other synthetic instruments that are intended to provide economic exposure to the securities or the issuer or to be used as a hedging technique. The fund may use one or more types of these instruments without limit, subject to applicable regulatory requirements. These instruments are taken into account when determining compliance with the fund’s 80% policy. For additional information regarding derivatives, see “More on the fund’s investment strategies, investments and risks—Derivatives” in the Prospectus.
The fund may also engage in a variety of transactions using derivatives in order to change the investment characteristics of its portfolio (such as shortening or lengthening duration) and for other purposes. The fund may leverage its assets by investing proceeds received through tender option bond transactions, which is considered a form of borrowing. See “More on the fund’s investment strategies, investments and risks—Tender option bonds” in the Prospectus.
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SBLTX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SBLTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 1.2% -2.9% 17.0% 27.75%
1 Yr 4.3% -1.4% 29.0% 42.26%
3 Yr -0.4%* -11.1% 2.9% 21.56%
5 Yr 1.2%* -6.3% 1102.2% 20.47%
10 Yr 2.0%* -0.6% 248.4% 41.10%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SBLTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 2.9% -1.4% 41.0% 45.67%
2022 -9.6% -39.7% 0.3% 32.89%
2021 0.3% -5.6% 6.9% 19.81%
2020 1.4% -2.6% 310.0% 65.40%
2019 3.0% 0.0% 26.0% 77.44%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SBLTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 1.2% -2.9% 17.0% 27.75%
1 Yr 4.3% -1.4% 29.0% 42.26%
3 Yr -0.4%* -11.1% 2.9% 21.56%
5 Yr 1.2%* -6.3% 1102.2% 20.47%
10 Yr 2.0%* -0.6% 248.4% 41.10%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SBLTX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 6.2% -1.3% 41.0% 36.42%
2022 -7.4% -39.7% 1.1% 30.58%
2021 2.6% -4.8% 23761504.0% 22.87%
2020 3.5% -1.5% 17057.9% 60.03%
2019 5.9% 0.2% 3514.6% 64.80%

NAV & Total Return History


SBLTX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

SBLTX Category Low Category High SBLTX % Rank
Net Assets 2.61 B 3.22 M 71.9 B 13.20%
Number of Holdings 724 2 13067 15.27%
Net Assets in Top 10 241 M -317 M 3.56 B 14.75%
Weighting of Top 10 9.73% 2.0% 100.2% 84.01%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. New York State Urban Development Corp (TOBs) 1.21%
  2. County of Franklin OH 1.21%
  3. City County of Denver CO Airport System Revenue 1.08%
  4. New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority (TOBs) 1.06%
  5. New York State Dormitory Authority (TOBs) 1.00%
  6. Harris County Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corp 0.98%
  7. New York Transportation Development Corp 0.84%
  8. State of Illinois 0.79%
  9. Illinois Finance Authority 0.78%
  10. City of Murray UT 0.77%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High SBLTX % Rank
Bonds
102.96% 0.00% 150.86% 3.38%
Other
0.09% -3.18% 33.35% 8.64%
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 99.81% 93.51%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.56% 91.62%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.93% 91.59%
Cash
0.00% -50.86% 46.80% 97.73%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SBLTX % Rank
Municipal
99.78% 44.39% 100.00% 21.27%
Derivative
0.09% -3.18% 19.67% 3.64%
Cash & Equivalents
0.00% 0.00% 46.24% 95.58%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 5.93% 90.02%
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 9.41% 92.56%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 52.02% 92.11%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High SBLTX % Rank
US
102.96% 0.00% 142.23% 3.38%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 23.89% 92.40%

SBLTX - Expenses

Operational Fees

SBLTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.59% 0.01% 20.65% 69.64%
Management Fee 0.35% 0.00% 1.20% 29.16%
12b-1 Fee 0.15% 0.00% 1.00% 25.68%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.44% N/A

Sales Fees

SBLTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 2.25% 0.50% 4.75% 90.37%
Deferred Load N/A 0.25% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

SBLTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

SBLTX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 15.00% 0.00% 283.00% 42.97%

SBLTX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

SBLTX Category Low Category High SBLTX % Rank
Dividend Yield 3.28% 0.00% 14.51% 42.79%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

SBLTX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency None Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

SBLTX Category Low Category High SBLTX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.95% -0.53% 5.33% 49.97%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

SBLTX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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SBLTX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

David Fare


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2004

17.42

17.4%

David T. Fare is a Portfolio Manager at Western Asset. He has been with Western Asset since 2005.

Robert Amodeo


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 31, 2007

15.01

15.0%

– Western Asset Management Company, LLC – Head of Municipals, 2005- – Salomon Brothers Asset Management – Analyst to Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, 1992-2005 – Salomon Brothers Inc. – Accountant to Analyst, 1988-1992 – The Bank of New York – Accountant, 1987-1988 – Columbia University, M.P.A., Advanced Management and Finance – Long Island University, B.S. – Chartered Financial Analyst

S. Leech


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 31, 2014

8.17

8.2%

– Western Asset Management Company, LLC – Chief Investment Officer, 1990– – Greenwich Capital Markets – Portfolio Manager, 1988–1990 – The First Boston Corporation – Fixed Income Manager, 1980–1988 – National Bank of Detroit – Portfolio Manager, 1977–1980 – The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., B.S., B.A., summa cum laude, 1972–1976

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 35.05 7.36 1.58