BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust:BIT

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    As of 12/7/2021

    52 Wk Avg$18.27$18.32-0.25%
    52 Wk High$19.21$18.625.50%
    52 Wk Low$16.75$17.53-7.70%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate8.14%
    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 12/7/2021

    Total Investment Exposure:$1,088.163M
    Total Common Assets:$667.224M
    Common Shares Outstanding:37,547,773

    As of 12/7/2021

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $420.939M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD):
    Effective Leverage (USD): $420.939M
    Effective Leverage (%): 38.68%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 10/31/2021

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.26%
    Other Expenses:0.13%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:0.80%
    Total: 2.19%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor

    Portfolio Managers
    Akiva Dickstein, Randy Robertson, Thomas F. Musmanno

    Category: Fixed Income - Taxable-Multi-Sector
    Ticker: BIT
    NAV Ticker: XBITX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 115,522
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $2.107M
    Inception Date: 2/26/2013
    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 12/7/2021

    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 4/30/2021
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 12/7/2021
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 12/7/2021
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 12/7/2021
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 12/7/2021

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 12/8/2021

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month2.62%
    1 Year-0.25%
    3 Year-5.90%
    5 Year-7.12%

    As of 12/7/2021

    3 Month-0.74
    6 Month0.02
    1 Year0.80
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 11/30/2021
    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 11/30/2021
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Multi-Sector

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 12/7/2021
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 9/30/2021
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 10/31/2021
    Average Bond Price:
    As of 9/30/2021
    Asset Allocation

    As of 9/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 9/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Corporate (Super Sector)97.28%
    Corporate Bond82.31%
    Securitized (Super Sector)33.39%
    Asset Backed11.89%
    Agency Mortgage Backed11.85%
    Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed9.54%
    Bank Loan6.46%
    Government (Super Sector)5.30%
    Call Exposure

    As of 12/31/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    State Allocation

    As of 9/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    State% Portfolio
    Top Holdings

    As of 9/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Federal National Mortgage Association 2.5%$47.56M6.30%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 2.5%$47.56M6.30%
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th Non-Cum Perp Pfd Shs Ser$10.71M1.42%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 4.5%$10.62M1.41%
    Firstar Rlty LLC 8.875%$10.35M1.37%
    Wells Fargo & Company 5.9%$9.62M1.27%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 2%$9.48M1.25%
    Electricite de France SA 5.25%$7.86M1.04%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 2%$9.48M1.25%
    TransDigm, Inc. 6.25%$7.34M0.97%
    Credit Quality

    As of 9/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 9/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 9/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Fixed Income92.53%
    Others - Fixed Income5.85%
    China - Fixed Income3.17%
    France - Fixed Income2.83%
    United Kingdom - Fixed Income2.07%
    Canada - Fixed Income1.98%
    Mexico - Fixed Income1.38%
    Netherlands - Fixed Income1.27%
    Brazil - Fixed Income1.11%
    Italy - Fixed Income1.07%
    India - Fixed Income0.97%
    Ireland - Fixed Income0.64%
    United States - Equity0.63%
    Germany - Fixed Income0.63%
    Indonesia - Fixed Income0.61%
    Peru - Fixed Income0.60%
    Colombia - Fixed Income0.59%
    Portugal - Fixed Income0.56%
    Belgium - Fixed Income0.41%
    Chile - Fixed Income0.28%
    Hong Kong - Fixed Income0.25%
    South Africa - Fixed Income0.21%
    Argentina - Fixed Income0.15%
    Russia - Fixed Income0.15%
    Singapore - Fixed Income0.13%
    Thailand - Fixed Income0.13%
    Israel - Fixed Income0.13%
    Australia - Fixed Income0.12%
    Spain - Fixed Income0.10%
    Switzerland - Fixed Income0.10%
    Sweden - Fixed Income0.08%
    Japan - Fixed Income0.08%
    South Korea - Fixed Income0.06%
    Finland - Fixed Income0.06%
    Lithuania - Fixed Income0.04%
    Vietnam - Fixed Income0.03%
    Poland - Fixed Income0.03%
    Philippines - Fixed Income0.03%
    Turkey - Fixed Income0.03%
    Austria - Fixed Income0.02%
    Greece - Fixed Income0.01%
    United Kingdom - Equity0.00%
    Switzerland - Equity-0.01%

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