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As shown below, in 2019, Volta continued to outperform its CLO peer averages, although its absolute performance reflected the continued challenging market conditions, especially in 2H’19. Looking forward, we note that the six-month annualised income yield is currently running at a record 16.3% and, over time, it is this income yield, not capital volatility, that will pay the dividend (current shareholder dividend yield nearly 10%). We believe the capital movements reflect volatile market price movements and that the dividend is not being paid out of ongoing reduction in capital. Over time, recognition of this may make Volta more attractive to income funds.
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