BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust:BIT

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    As of 12/2/2022

    52 Wk Avg$15.75$15.90-0.96%
    52 Wk High$18.80$17.797.07%
    52 Wk Low$13.42$14.38-9.55%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate9.98%
    Distribution Amount$0.1237
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund seeks to achieve its objective through investment of at least 80% of its Managed Assets in loan and debt instruments and other investments with similar economic characteristics (collectively “fixed income securities”). These securities include mortgage related securities, asset-backed securities, U.S. government and agency securities and loans and loan participations, among other instruments. It normally invests at least 25% of total assets in mortgage related securities. The Fund may invest up to 20% of its Managed Assets in securities other than fixed income securities.

    Capital Structure

    As of 12/2/2022

    Total Investment Exposure:$915.176M
    Total Common Assets:$560.948M
    Common Shares Outstanding:37,647,536

    As of 12/2/2022

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $354.227M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD):
    Effective Leverage (USD): $354.227M
    Effective Leverage (%): 38.71%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 10/31/2022

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.27%
    Other Expenses:0.16%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:0.28%
    Total: 1.70%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor

    Portfolio Managers
    Akiva Dickstein, Scott MacLellan, Samir Lakhani

    Category: Fixed Income - Taxable-Multi-Sector
    Ticker: BIT
    NAV Ticker: XBITX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 110,536
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $1.745M
    Inception Date: 2/25/2013
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $19.06
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: October 31
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    As of 12/2/2022

    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

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 4/30/2022
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 12/2/2022
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 12/2/2022
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 12/2/2022
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 12/2/2022

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 12/2/2022

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month0.12%
    1 Year-0.96%
    3 Year-3.49%
    5 Year-5.73%

    As of 12/2/2022

    3 Month-0.49
    6 Month-0.06
    1 Year0.21
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 11/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Multi-Sector

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    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 11/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Multi-Sector

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 12/2/2022
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 6/30/2022
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 10/31/2022
    Average Bond Price:
    As of 6/30/2022
    Asset Allocation

    As of 6/30/2022

    Top Sectors

    As of 6/30/2022

    Corporate (Super Sector)99.88%
    Corporate Bond83.68%
    Securitized (Super Sector)52.51%
    Agency Mortgage Backed28.21%
    Asset Backed13.29%
    Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed10.85%
    Bank Loan8.46%
    Government (Super Sector)2.87%
    Preferred Stock2.71%
    Call Exposure

    As of 12/31/2020

    State Allocation

    As of 6/30/2022

    State% Portfolio
    Top Holdings

    As of 6/30/2022

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Federal National Mortgage Association 4%$65.21M11.94%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 4%$65.21M11.94%
    The Goldman Sachs Group Inc Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th Non-Cum Perp Pfd Shs$9.65M1.77%
    Wells Fargo & Company 5.9%$8.00M1.46%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 4.5%$7.88M1.44%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 2%$7.44M1.36%
    Electricite de France SA 5.25%$7.19M1.32%
    TransDigm, Inc. 6.25%$6.92M1.27%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 2%$7.44M1.36%
    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 2%$5.58M1.02%
    Credit Quality

    As of 6/30/2022

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 6/30/2022

    Country Allocation

    As of 6/30/2022

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Fixed Income117.96%
    France - Fixed Income3.39%
    Others - Fixed Income3.35%
    United Kingdom - Fixed Income2.62%
    Canada - Fixed Income1.94%
    Netherlands - Fixed Income1.37%
    Italy - Fixed Income1.20%
    Ireland - Fixed Income0.99%
    Mexico - Fixed Income0.96%
    United States - Equity0.78%
    Germany - Fixed Income0.72%
    India - Fixed Income0.63%
    Peru - Fixed Income0.56%
    Belgium - Fixed Income0.45%
    Brazil - Fixed Income0.42%
    Indonesia - Fixed Income0.41%
    Colombia - Fixed Income0.37%
    China - Fixed Income0.32%
    Australia - Fixed Income0.31%
    South Africa - Fixed Income0.22%
    Chile - Fixed Income0.21%
    Singapore - Fixed Income0.15%
    Hong Kong - Fixed Income0.14%
    Thailand - Fixed Income0.12%
    Spain - Fixed Income0.11%
    Israel - Fixed Income0.09%
    Switzerland - Fixed Income0.08%
    South Korea - Fixed Income0.08%
    Argentina - Fixed Income0.07%
    Sweden - Fixed Income0.06%
    Japan - Fixed Income0.05%
    Hungary - Fixed Income0.05%
    Lithuania - Fixed Income0.05%
    Finland - Fixed Income0.04%
    Vietnam - Fixed Income0.04%
    Philippines - Fixed Income0.04%
    Poland - Fixed Income0.03%
    Greece - Fixed Income0.02%
    Austria - Fixed Income0.02%
    United Kingdom - Equity0.00%
    Invalid Country - Fixed Income0.00%

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