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BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc  as of 09/22/2017

NYSE / DSU Asset Class:  Loan Participation Funds 1 YR Lipper Avg:  7.25%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 3.91% 5.38% 14.20% 6.73%
Lipper Pct. Rank 89 20 24 12
NAV Return 4.54% 7.00% 10.59% 6.48%
Lipper Pct. Rank 42 7 6 3
Premium/Discount History

Premium/Discount
10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-5.276% -8.329% -8.370%

NAV $12.69 Market Price $11.55
Net Change $0.00 Market Change $0.05
Premium/Discount -8.98%
1 YR NAV Return 10.591%
1 YR NAV Rank 6
12-Mo Yield as of 8/31/2017 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 6.04%
Distribution Yield (Market) 6.91%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.069
Ex-Div Date 8/11/2017
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend $0.073
Ex-Div Date 12/29/2008
Dividend Frequency Monthly
YTD Dividends $0.474
YTD Capital Gains --
Inception Date 3/24/1998
Fund Advisor BlackRock Inc
Manager & Tenure Keenan since 2009
Marshall since 2009
Garfin since 2016
Phone 800-882-0052
Website www1.blackrock.com
Total Net Assets (mil) as of 8/31/2017 $761.9
% Leveraged Assets as of 2/28/2017 23.56%
Portfolio Turnover 55.00%
Mgmt Fees 0.711%
Expense Ratio 1.350%
Fund Objective
The Fund seeks to provide current income by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of U.S. companies' debt instruments, including corporate loans, that are rated in the lower rating categories of the established rating services.
Total Net Assets by Category (as of 6/30/2017)
Cash? -50.89%
Asset Backed 87.81%
Corporate Notes/Bonds 47.43%
Foreign Long-Term Debt 12.58%
Common Stock 1.52%
Convertible Bonds 1.50%
Preferred Stock 0.05%
Quality (as of 6/30/2017)
Short-Term? -50.89%
B 50.54%
BB 46.80%
CCC 16.13%
Foreign Currencies 12.58%
BBB 11.17%
Not Rated 10.75%
Other 1.57%
A 1.01%
CC 0.19%


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