Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information and Asset Coverage Ratio Update as of March 31, 2018

LEAWOOD, Kan.--()--Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TTP) today announced that as of March 31, 2018, the company’s unaudited total assets were approximately $237.4 million and its unaudited net asset value was $165.4 million, or $16.52 per share.

As of March 31, 2018, 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 440 percent, and its coverage ratio for preferred shares was 338 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 balance sheet at March 31, 2018 and a summary of its top 10 holdings.

Unaudited balance sheet

  (in Millions)   Per Share
Investments $ 235.2 $ 23.49
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.1 0.01
Other Assets   2.1   0.20
Total Assets   237.4   23.70
 
Credit Facility Borrowings 19.4 1.94
Senior Notes 34.0 3.39
Preferred Stock   16.0   1.60
Total Leverage   69.4   6.93
 
Other Liabilities   2.6   0.25
Net Assets $ 165.4 $ 16.52
 

10.02 million common shares currently outstanding.

Top 10 holdings (as of March 31, 2018)

Name

 

 

Ticker

 

Market Value
(in Millions)

 

% of
Investment
Securities(1)

ONEOK, Inc. OKE $ 21.4 9.1 %
Plains GP Holdings, L.P. PAGP 19.1 8.1 %
TransCanada Corporation TRP 15.4 6.5 %
Enbridge Inc. ENB 13.3 5.6 %
Targa Resources Corp. TRGP 12.3 5.2 %
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. ETP 11.6 4.9 %
Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. EEQ 9.0 3.8 %
Tallgrass Energy GP, LP TEGP 8.9 3.8 %
The Williams Companies, Inc. WMB 8.4 3.6 %
SemGroup Corporation SEMG   8.2 3.5 %
Total $ 127.6 54.1 %
 

(1) Percent of Investments and Cash Equivalents.

 

2nd Quarter 2018 Energy Value Chain Conference Call

Tortoise will host its second quarter 2018 conference call on April 25, 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: #21458 (available through Feb. 24, 2018)

About Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc.

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TTP) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that seeks to obtain a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions. TTP invests primarily in equity securities of pipeline companies that transport natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and refined products and, to a lesser extent, in other energy infrastructure companies.

About Tortoise

Tortoise specializes in essential assets and income. Tortoise invests in assets and services that serve essential needs in society and can also serve essential client needs, such as diversification and income. Tortoise’s energy investing expertise across the energy value chain, including infrastructure and MLPs, dates back more than 15 years. Through a variety of investment vehicles, Tortoise provides access to a wide range of client solutions, focused on their evolving needs. For more information, please visit www.tortoiseadvisors.com.

Tortoise Capital Advisors is the Adviser to the Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc.

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 that 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 this forward-looking statement.

Contacts

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

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