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MUA

BlackRock MuniAssets FundNYSE:MUA Stock Report

Last Price

US$14.35

Market Cap

US$538.8m

7D

-2.8%

1Y

-5.4%

Updated

19 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials
MUA fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health4/6
Dividends4/6

MUA Stock Overview

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc. is a closed ended fixed income mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for BlackRock MuniAssets Fund
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$14.35
52 Week HighUS$17.72
52 Week LowUS$14.20
Beta0.30
1 Month Change-5.96%
3 Month Change-4.33%
1 Year Change-5.41%
3 Year Change3.99%
5 Year Change3.02%
Change since IPO-4.33%

Recent News & Updates

May 07

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund declares $0.052 dividend

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund (MUA) declares $0.052/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.Forward yield 1.35%Payable June 1; for shareholders of record May 14; ex-div May 13.See MUA Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth.

Feb 04

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund declares $0.0525 dividend

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund (MUA) declares $0.0525/share monthly dividend, in line with previous.Forward yield 4.12%Payable March 1; for shareholders of record Feb. 16; ex-div Feb. 12.See MUA Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth.

Jan 05

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund declares $0.0525 dividend

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund (MUA) declares $0.0525/share monthly dividend, in line with previous.Forward yield 4.27%Payable Feb. 1; for shareholders of record Jan. 15; ex-div Jan. 14.See MUA Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth.

Shareholder Returns

MUAUS Capital MarketsUS Market
7D-2.8%-5.5%-4.6%
1Y-5.4%24.6%7.7%

Return vs Industry: MUA underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 25.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MUA underperformed the US Market which returned 10.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is MUA's price volatile compared to industry and market?
MUA volatility
MUA Average Weekly Movement1.9%
Capital Markets Industry Average Movement0.7%
Market Average Movement6.6%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.7%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: MUA is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: MUA's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1993n/an/ahttps://www.blackrock.com/investing/products/240224/blackrock-muniassets-fund-inc-usd-fund

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc. is a closed ended fixed income mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc. It is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. The fund invests in fixed income markets. It seeks to provide current income exempt from federal income taxes by investing primarily in a portfolio of medium-to-lower grade or unrated municipal obligations the interest on which is exempt from federal income taxes.

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund Fundamentals Summary

How do BlackRock MuniAssets Fund's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
MUA fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$538.79m
Earnings (TTM)US$57.03m
Revenue (TTM)US$26.37m

9.4x

P/E Ratio

20.4x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
MUA income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$26.37m
Cost of RevenueUS$0
Gross ProfitUS$26.37m
Expenses-US$30.65m
EarningsUS$57.03m

Last Reported Earnings

Oct 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)1.52
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin216.23%
Debt/Equity Ratio10.9%

How did MUA perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

4.8%

Current Dividend Yield

38%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is BlackRock MuniAssets Fund undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

9.45x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: MUA ($14.35) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($9.79)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MUA is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MUA is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.4x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (15.5x).

PE vs Market: MUA is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.4x) compared to the US market (17x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate MUA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MUA is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (42.2x).

Future Growth

How is BlackRock MuniAssets Fund forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

6.3%

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 BlackRock MuniAssets 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.

Past Performance

How has BlackRock MuniAssets Fund performed over the past 5 years?

21.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MUA has a large one-off gain of $35.6M impacting its October 31 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: MUA's current net profit margins are higher than last year (25.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MUA's earnings have grown significantly by 21.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: MUA's earnings growth over the past year (738.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (21.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: MUA earnings growth over the past year (738.6%) exceeded the Capital Markets industry 86.4%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: MUA's Return on Equity (10.1%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is BlackRock MuniAssets Fund's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MUA's short term assets ($10.8M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($68.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: MUA has no long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MUA's net debt to equity ratio (10.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: MUA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 12.7% to 10.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: MUA's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (13%).

Interest Coverage: MUA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (340.8x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Dividend

What is BlackRock MuniAssets Fund current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

4.83%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MUA's dividend (4.83%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.35%).

High Dividend: MUA's dividend (4.83%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.48%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: MUA's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: MUA's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (37.9%), MUA'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.

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

23.5yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Board Members

Experienced Board: MUA's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 23.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 4%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information


Location

  • BlackRock MuniAssets Fund, Inc.
  • 100 Bellevue Parkway
  • Wilmington
  • Delaware
  • 19809
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/19 23:39
End of Day Share Price2022/01/19 00:00
Earnings2021/10/31
Annual Earnings2021/04/30


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.