Ellsworth Fund:ECF

    Overview

    As of 10/1/2014

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$8.55$10.19-16.09%
    52 Wk Avg$8.45$10.12-16.47%
    52 Wk High$8.96$10.64-14.92%
    52 Wk Low$7.75$9.42-18.44%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate2.81%
    Distribution Amount$0.0600
    Distribution FrequencyQuarterly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund seeks current income and capital appreciation through investment in convertible securities

    Capital Structure

    As of 10/1/2014

    Total Net Assets:$133.904M
    Total Common Assets:$133.904M
    Common Shares Outstanding:13,140,692
    Leverage

    As of

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Type of Preferred:
    Total Debt (USD):
    Structural Leverage (USD):
    Structural Leverage (%):
    Effective Leverage (USD):
    Effective Leverage (%):
    Preferred Share Rates
    Date Symbol Series Rate Shares
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 9/30/2013

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.71%
    Other Expenses:0.34%
    Baseline Expense: 1.05%
    Interest Expense:0.00%
    Total: 1.05%

    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Davis-Dinsmore MGMT Co.

    Portfolio Managers
    James A. Dinsmore (01 Jan 2011) / Thomas H. Dinsmore (30 Jun 1986) / Jane D O'Keeffe (01 Jan 2011)

    Basics
    Category:Taxable Income-Convertible
    Ticker:ECF
    NAV Ticker:XECFX
    Average Daily Volume (shares):
    Average Daily Volume (USD): 
    Inception Date:6/20/1986
    Inception Share Price:$10.00
    Inception NAV:$9.30
    Tender Offer:No
    Term:No
    Fiscal Year End:September 30
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    Distributions

    As of 10/1/2014

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC
    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 3/31/2014
    $0.0119
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 10/1/2014
    2.33%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 10/1/2014
    8.71%
    Avg. UNII Per Share:
    As of 3/31/2014
    -$0.1745
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 10/1/2014

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 10/1/2014

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-15.90%
    1 Year-16.47%
    3 Year-15.19%
    5 Year-14.18%
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 10/1/2014
    Category: Convertibles Non-Leveraged

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD6.62%5.30%8.68%6.32%
    201318.31%19.79%17.71%19.45%
    201212.20%12.12%11.79%11.60%
    2011-7.06%-4.49%-7.73%-5.48%
    201016.86%15.18%17.18%15.23%
    200941.77%42.62%41.83%43.62%
    2008-36.78%-37.49%-36.83%-38.19%
    200710.00%9.03%9.07%7.92%
    200616.59%12.46%16.92%9.94%
    20051.12%3.87%3.56%6.53%
    20044.26%5.30%5.63%5.22%
    200312.67%18.91%13.30%18.53%
    2002-10.10%-6.99%-9.31%-11.24%
    200114.32%-2.43%  
    200014.47%1.71%  
    19994.22%15.21%  
    19989.67%15.63%  
    199724.78%16.65%  
    199620.81%18.40%  
    199531.50%27.40%  
    1994-8.51%-3.74%  
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 10/1/2014
    Category: Convertibles Non-Leveraged

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 6/30/2014
    132
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 9/30/2013
    57.00%
    Asset Allocation

    As of 3/31/2014 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 8/31/2014 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sector%Portfolio
    Information Technology 22.80%
    Health Care 19.10%
    Financials 18.80%
    Consumer Discretionary 8.80%
    Industrials 7.30%
    Energy 6.50%
    Telecommunication Service6.50%
    Consumer Staples 4.80%
    Utilities 2.70%
    Materials 1.80%
    Top Holdings

    As of 6/30/2014 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Nuance Comms Cv 2.75% 2.75 01 Nov 2031$3.28M2.37%
    United Tech$2.61M1.88%
    AT&T Inc$2.48M1.79%
    Conocophillips$2.30M1.66%
    Web Com Grp Cv 1% 1.00 15 Aug 2018$2.26M1.64%
    Verint Sys Cv 1.5% 1.50 01 Jun 2021$2.13M1.54%
    SBA Communications Corporation$2.10M1.52%
    Xilinx Cv 2.625%$2.01M1.45%
    Chesapeake Engy Pfd$1.97M1.43%
    Gilead Sciences 1.625% 1.63 01 May 2016$1.94M1.40%
    Liberty Media Corp Delawa 144A Cv 1.375% 1.38 15 Oct 2023$1.92M1.38%
    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 8/31/2014 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 3/31/2014 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    USA 100.00%

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