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Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information and Announces its Net Asset Value and Asset Coverage Ratios at December 31, 2017

/EIN News/ -- HOUSTON, Jan. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company (the “Company”) (NYSE:KYN) today provided a summary unaudited statement of assets and liabilities and announced its net asset value and asset coverage ratios under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”) as of December 31, 2017.

As of December 31, 2017, the Company’s net assets were $2.1 billion, and its net asset value per share was $18.67. As of December 31, 2017, the Company’s asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to senior securities representing indebtedness was 426% and the Company’s asset coverage ratio under the 1940 Act with respect to total leverage (debt and preferred stock) was 306%. 

Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company
Statement of Assets and Liabilities
December 31, 2017
    (in millions)   Per Share
Investments   $   3,500.0     $   30.47  
Cash and cash equivalents       40.7         0.35  
Deposits       0.3       0.00  
Accrued income       0.7         0.01  
Other assets       1.1         0.01  
Total assets       3,542.8         30.84  
Notes       747.0         6.50  
Unamortized notes issuance costs     (2.8 )       (0.02 )
Preferred stock       292.0         2.54  
Unamortized preferred stock issuance costs     (2.2 )       (0.02 )
Total leverage       1,034.0         9.00  
Other liabilities       6.7         0.06  
Current tax liability       14.7         0.13  
Deferred tax liability       342.7         2.98  
Total liabilities       364.1         3.17  
Net assets   $   2,144.7     $   18.67  
The Company had 114,877,080 common shares outstanding as of December 31, 2017.


Long-term investments were comprised of Midstream MLP (86%), Midstream Company (12%), Shipping MLP (1%) and General Partner MLP (1%).

The Company’s ten largest holdings by issuer at December 31, 2017 were:

    Units / Shares 
(in thousands) 
(in millions)
  Percent of
1. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (Midstream MLP) 19,830   $525.7   15.0 %  
2. Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (Midstream MLP) 18,385   329.5   9.4 %  
3. Williams Partners L.P. (Midstream MLP) 8,287   321.4   9.2 %  
4. MPLX LP (Midstream MLP)* 7,009   258.8   7.4 %  
5. ONEOK, Inc. (Midstream Company) 4,341   232.0   6.6 %  
6. Western Gas Partners, LP (Midstream MLP) 3,879   186.5   5.3 %  
7. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (Midstream MLP) 8,710   179.8   5.1 %  
8. DCP Midstream, LP (Midstream MLP) 4,763   173.0   4.9 %  
9. Targa Resources Corp. (Midstream Company) 3,332   161.3   4.6 %  
10. Buckeye Partners, L.P. (Midstream MLP) 2,916   144.5   4.1 %  
* Includes 4,753 common units ($168.6 million) and 2,256 preferred units ($90.2 million). 

Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, whose common stock is traded on the NYSE. The Company's investment objective is to obtain a high after-tax total return by investing at least 85% of its total assets in energy-related partnerships and their affiliates (collectively, “MLPs”), and in other companies that, as their principal business, operate assets used in the gathering, transporting, processing, storing, refining, distributing, mining or marketing of natural gas, natural gas liquids (including propane), crude oil, refined petroleum products or coal.

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KA Fund Advisors, LLC

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