MNP Stock Overview
Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund Inc.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$15.04|
|52 Week High||US$16.90|
|52 Week Low||US$14.77|
|1 Month Change||-5.65%|
|3 Month Change||-3.28%|
|1 Year Change||1.21%|
|3 Year Change||7.74%|
|5 Year Change||1.35%|
|Change since IPO||-1.38%|
Recent News & Updates
Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund declares $0.0475 dividend
Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund (MNP) declares $0.0475/share monthly dividend, in line with previous.Forward yield 3.92%Payable Dec. 31; for shareholders of record Dec. 23; ex-div Dec. 22.Payable Feb. 1; for shareholders of record Jan. 22; ex-div Jan. 21.Payable Mar. 1; for shareholders of record Feb. 19; ex-div Feb. 18.See MNP Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth.
MNP: Attractively Valued For Tax-Free Income
Written by Nick Ackerman, co-produced by Stanford Chemist Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund Inc. (MNP) is a closed-end fund that has been providing investors monthly income for years. The discount is currently larger than its historical average. This is at a time when many other municipal funds are trading higher than their average due to investors seeking safety during 2020's volatility. One reason for this is that Legg Mason, the parent company of Western Asset,
|MNP||US Capital Markets||US Market|
Return vs Industry: MNP underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 30.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MNP underperformed the US Market which returned 13.7% over the past year.
|MNP Average Weekly Movement||1.4%|
|Capital Markets Industry Average Movement||0.7%|
|Market Average Movement||6.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.9%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.4%|
Stable Share Price: MNP is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 1% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MNP's weekly volatility (1%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund Inc. is a closed ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC. The fund is co-managed by Western Asset Management Company. It invests in fixed income markets of the United States.
Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund Fundamentals Summary
|MNP fundamental statistics|
Is MNP overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|MNP income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$0|
Last Reported Earnings
May 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||2.05|
|Net Profit Margin||232.55%|
How did MNP perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
4.7%Current Dividend Yield
Does MNP pay a reliable dividends?See MNP dividend history and benchmarks
|Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Jan 21 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Feb 01 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||3 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||14 days|
Does MNP pay a reliable dividends?See MNP dividend history and benchmarks
Is Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MNP ($15.04) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($6.2)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MNP is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MNP is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.3x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (15.9x).
PE vs Market: MNP is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.3x) compared to the US market (17.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate MNP's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MNP is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (42.4x).
How is Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Diversified Financials industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MNP has a large one-off gain of $13.9M impacting its May 31 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: MNP became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MNP's earnings have grown by 18% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MNP has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: MNP has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Capital Markets industry (86.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MNP's Return on Equity (10.8%) is considered low.
How is Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MNP's short term assets ($3.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($7.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: MNP's short term assets ($3.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($67.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MNP's net debt to equity ratio (36.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: MNP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 35.4% to 36.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: MNP's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (5.5%).
Interest Coverage: MNP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (1100.4x coverage).
What is Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: MNP's dividend (4.65%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.32%).
High Dividend: MNP's dividend (4.65%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.44%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MNP's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: MNP's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (27.8%), MNP's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Ken Fuller (63 yo)
Mr. Kenneth Donald Fuller, also known as Ken, has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Western Asset High Income Opportunity Fund Inc. and LMP Corporate Loan Fund Inc. since June 1, 2013. He serve...
Experienced Board: MNP's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 19 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund Inc.
- Ticker: MNP
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1993
- Industry: Asset Management and Custody Banks
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Implied Market Cap: US$146.175m
- Shares outstanding: 9.72m
- Website: https://www.leggmason.com/en-us/products/closed-end-funds/western-asset-municipal-partners-fund-inc.html
- Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund Inc.
- 620 Eighth Avenue
- 49th Floor
- New York
- New York
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/16 23:17|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/14 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.