S&P Global Ratings took 187 rating actions across the various structured finance sectors globally during the week ended June 19, 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (see table 1). The regional breakdown is as follows:
- North America: 171 rating actions (41 CreditWatch negative placements, 104 downgrades, 22 downgrades accompanied with CreditWatch negative placements, and four affirmations).
- Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA): two downgrades.
- Latin America: 14 rating actions (11 CreditWatch negative placements, two downgrades, and one downgrade accompanied with a CreditWatch negative placement).
|Structured Finance Rating Activity For June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020(i)|
|North America||EMEA||Latin America|
|Rating action||Aircraft||RMBS||CMBS||Total||ABS consumer||RMBS||Total||ABS Commercial||ABS consumer||Receivables||RMBS||Total|
|Negative CreditWatch placement||40||--||1||41||--||--||0||7||--||--||--||7|
|Downgrade with negative CreditWatch placement||20||--||2||22||--||--||0||1||--||4||--||5|
|(i)Based on an aggregate count of rating actions listed in our public press releases published in the week indicated. We will be updating this summary table on a weekly basis, which may be subject to revisions from time to time. For the most up-to-date version, refer to the most recent publication. EMEA--Europe, Middle East, and Africa. APAC--Asia-Pacific. RMBS-Residential mortgage-backed securities. CLO--Collateralized loan obligations. ABS--Asset-backed securities. CMBS--Commercial mortgage-backed securities. ABCP--Asset-backed commercial paper.|
In 2020, 1,468 structured finance rated tranches experienced at least one rating action through June 19, 2020, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and/or the decline in oil and gas prices (see chart 1 and table 2). The regional breakdown is as follows:
- North America: 1,275 rated tranches (1,049 CreditWatch negative placements, 178 downgrades, 44 downgrades accompanied with CreditWatch negative placements, and four affirmations).
- EMEA: 124 rated tranches (95 CreditWatch negative placements, 20 downgrades, seven downward outlook revisions, one rating lowered and placed on CreditWatch negative, and one affirmation).
- Latin America: 67 rated tranches (40 CreditWatch negative placements, 17 downgrades, nine downgrades accompanied with CreditWatch negative placements, and one withdrawal).
- APAC: two downgrades.
|Structured Finance Rated Tranches Having Experienced A COVID-19 Related Rating Action Through June 19, 2020(i)|
|Rating action||RMBS||ABS auto loan||ABS auto lease||ABS auto dealer floorplan||ABS whole business||CMBS||Repack||Aircraft||CLO||TOB||VRDO||Small business||Triple net lease ABS||Total|
|Negative CreditWatch placement||238||33||3||19||11||220||2||43||425||25||--||1||29||1049|
|Downgrade with negative CreditWatch placement||--||--||--||--||2||3||--||23||15||1||--||--||--||44|
|Rating action||CMBS||Corporate securitization(iii)||CLO||ABS rental fleet||Covered bonds(iv)||RMBS||ABS||Repack||SME||ABCP||ABS Consumer||Total|
|Negative CreditWatch placement||3||41||25||--||6||10||7||1||2||--||--||95|
|Downward outlook revision(vi)||--||--||--||--||7||--||--||--||--||--||--||7|
|Downgrade with negative CreditWatch placement||--||--||--||1||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||1|
|Rating action||ABS consumer||ABS commercial||CMBS||Future flow||Receivables||Repack||CDO||RMBS||Total|
|Negative CreditWatch placement||17||8||2||--||10||3||--||--||40|
|Downgrade with negative CreditWatch placement||--||3||--||1||4||--||1||--||9|
|(i)Based on an aggregate count of rated tranches that have experienced at least one rating action listed in our public press releases. The summary table includes the most recent rating action for the rated tranche. We will be updating this summary table on a weekly basis, which may be subject to revisions from time to time. For the most up-to-date version, refer to the most recent publication. (ii)Generally includes all public rating actions related to the COVID-19 impact and/or the decline in oil prices. (iii)Includes seven SPURs. (iv)Outlooks generally limited to covered bonds. (v)Generally includes all public rating actions related to the COVID-19 impact. (vi)Generally applicable to covered bonds; can include movements from positive to stable and stable to negative. RMBS--Residential mortgage-backed securities. ABS--Asset-backed securities. CLO--Collateralized loan obligations. CMBS--Commercial mortgage-backed securities. TOB--Tender option bond. VRDO--Variable rate demand obligations. EMEA--Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. CDO--Collateralized debt obligations. SME--Small and medium-sized enterprises. ABCP--Asset-backed commercial paper. SPURs--S&P Global Ratings underlying ratings. APAC--Asia-Pacific.|
S&P Global Ratings acknowledges a high degree of uncertainty about the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic. The consensus among health experts is that the pandemic may now be at, or near, its peak in some regions but will remain a threat until a vaccine or effective treatment is widely available, which may not occur until the second half of 2021. We are using this assumption in assessing the economic and credit implications associated with the pandemic (see our research here: www.spglobal.com/ratings). As the situation evolves, we will update our assumptions and estimates accordingly.
An Excel workbook containing a list of rating actions for the previous week can be downloaded at: https://www.standardandpoors.com/web/guest/article/-/view/sourceId/100044623
- Proposed California Legislation To Provide Further Borrower Relief Could Negatively Affect Auto Loan ABS, June 18, 2020
- U.S. CLO Exposure To Negative Corporate Rating Actions (As Of June 14, 2020), June 16, 2020
- S&P Global Ratings Publishes Surveillance Chart Book For EMEA Structured Finance, June 15, 2020
- LatAm SF: In The Thick Of The Pandemic, June 12, 2020
- Credit FAQ: How COVID-19 Is Affecting ABCP, June 12, 2020
- Servicer Evaluation Spotlight Report™: Are Special Servicers Poised For A "Prime" Comeback Due To COVID-19?, June 8, 2020
- CDO Spotlight: A Breakdown Of U.S. CLO CreditWatch Negative Placements (As Of June 1, 2020), June 5, 2020
- Credit FAQ: How European ABS And RMBS Servicers Are Managing COVID-19 Disruption And Payment Holidays, June 4, 2020
- SF Credit Brief: Will Spring U.S. Auto Loan Extensions Bring Summer Payments?, June 4, 2020
- How Credit Distress Due To COVID-19 Could Affect Irish Reperforming RMBS, June 3, 2020
- Non-QM RMBS And COVID-19: Locking Down States' Exposure, June 1, 2020
- Under Stress: Assessing CLO Manager Performance During COVID-19, June 1, 2020
- Latin America COVID-19 Bi-Weekly Update, June 1, 2020
- Credit FAQ: Reporting Requirements For COVID-19 Payment Holidays In European Structured Finance, May 27, 2020
- Canadian Credit Card Quality Index: COVID-19 Has Slammed The Brakes On First-Quarter Issuance, May 26, 2020
- Credit FAQ: How Will COVID-19 Affect Australian RMBS Ratings?, May 24, 2020
- COVID-19 Is Testing The Resilience Of Global Structured Finance, May 18, 2020
- China Securitization Performance Watch 1Q 2020: COVID Pain Still To Come, May 18, 2020
- SF Credit Brief: Over Half Of CLOs In CLO Insights Index Have Ratings On Watch; About 10% Paid Down Senior Notes Due To Interest Diversion, May 15, 2020
- U.S. Auto Loan ABS Tracker: March 2020 Performance, May, 12, 2020
- European Auto And Consumer ABS: Analysis Adjusted To Reflect COVID-19 Effects, May 11, 2020
- European CMBS: Assessing The Liquidity Risks Caused By COVID-19, May 6, 2020
- How COVID-19 Changed The European CLO Market In 60 Days, May 6, 2020
- Credit FAQ: Webinar Follow-Up: Challenging Times Ahead For Latin American Rated Entities Amid COVID-19, May 5, 2020
- SF Credit Brief: While Stay-At-Home Orders Clear Traffic, U.S. Auto Loan Extensions Rise, May 1, 2020
- Effects Of COVID-19 On U.S. Student Loan ABS, April 30, 2020
- U.S. Single-Tenant Triple-Net Securitizations’ Near-Term Liquidity Substantially Strained Amid COVID-19 Crisis, April 28, 2020
- Small Business ABS Credit Quality Hinges On Pandemic Duration And Stimulus Efficacy, April 28, 2020
- COVID-19 Elevates Risks For U.S. Auto Dealer Floorplan ABS, April 27, 2020
- Scenario Analysis: How Credit Distress Due To COVID-19 Could Affect U.S. CLO Ratings, April 24, 2020
- COVID-19 Tracker: Multi-Seller FIDCs Sector Highlights, April 23, 2020
- CLO Spotlight: Redesigning The CLO Blueprint After COVID-19, April 21, 2020
- Inside Global ABCP: Ratings Remain Stable Under COVID-19 Related Market Uncertainties, April 21, 2020
- U.S. CMBS Conduit Update Q1 2020: The Magnitude Of COVID-19 Fallout Remains Uncertain, April 17, 2020
- Container And Railcar Leasing ABS Risks In Light Of COVID-19, April 15, 2020
- COVID-19 Fallout Threatens Mexican Equipment ABS Performance, April 15, 2020
- Credit FAQ: U.S. CLOs In The Time Of Coronavirus - Webinar Follow Up, April 15, 2020
- U.S. CLO Exposure To Negative Corporate Rating Actions (As Of April 12, 2020), April 14, 2020
- U.S. Commercial Small-Ticket ABS Will Be First In Sector To Feel Impact Of COVID-19, April 13, 2020
- Servicer Evaluation Spotlight Report™: U.S. Residential Mortgage Servicers Gear Up To Face COVID-19 Related Challenges, April 10, 2020
- S&P Global Ratings May Add Additional Qualitative Factors When Rating CLO Tranches Due To Changing Credit Dynamics, April 9, 2020
- Assessing The Potential Credit Effects Of COVID-19 On U.S. ABCP, April 9, 2020
- European Credit Card ABS: Assessing The Credit Effects Of COVID-19, April 9, 2020
- Credit FAQ: How Will COVID-19 Affect Japanese Structured Finance?, April 8, 2020
- Credit FAQ: The Role Of Servicer Advances In U.S. RMBS Amidst COVID-19, April 8, 2020
- Servicer Evaluation Spotlight Report™: U.S. Commercial Mortgage Servicers Preparing For Impact From COVID-19, April 3, 2020
- VRDO Issuance Is Down Due To COVID-19 Concerns, April 3, 2020
- COVID-19: Coronavirus-Related Public Rating Actions On Nonfinancial Corporations And Affected European CLOs, April 2, 2020
- COVID-19 Containment Measures Put U.S. Timeshare Loan Payments To The Test, April 2, 2020
- Credit FAQ: A Deeper Dive Into The Potential Credit Effects Of COVID-19 On European CMBS, April 2, 2020
- Scenario Analysis: How Credit Distress Due To COVID-19 Could Affect European CLO Ratings, April 2, 2020
- Credit FAQ: How Will COVID-19 Affect Australian And New Zealand ABS Transactions?, April 1, 2020
- European ABS And RMBS: Assessing The Credit Effects Of COVID-19, March 30, 2020
- COVID-19 Credit Update: Latin America Structured Finance Is In Lockdown, March 27, 2020
- The Potential Effects Of COVID-19 On U.S. Auto Loan ABS, March 26, 2020
- European Corporate Securitizations: Assessing The Credit Effects Of COVID-19, March 26, 2020
- Credit FAQ: What Do The First Performance Reports Reveal About COVID-19's Effects On China Auto ABS And RMBS?, March 26, 2020
- European CLOs: Assessing The Credit Effects Of COVID-19, March 25, 2020
- Credit FAQ: Assessing The Credit Effects Of COVID-19 On U.S. And Canadian Credit Card ABS, March 25, 2020
- Credit FAQ: How Will COVID-19 Affect Australian Structured Finance?, March 25, 2020
- Global Covered Bonds: Assessing The Credit Effects Of COVID-19, March 25, 2020
- European CMBS: Assessing The Credit Effects Of COVID-19, March 24, 2020
- Insurance-Backed Securitizations Likely To Show Near-Term Resilience To COVID-19, March 24, 2020
- U.S. Lodging-Backed CMBS Bracing For The Impact Of COVID-19, March 23, 2020
- Credit FAQ: Assessing The Credit Effects Of COVID-19 On U.S. RMBS, March 20, 2020
- U.S. Whole Business Securitizations Under Stress From COVID-19, March 18, 2020
- CLO Spotlight: Coronavirus Will Put U.S. CLO Diversity And Managers To The Test, March 13, 2020
- Credit FAQ: Will Mortgage Payment Suspensions Related To COVID-19 Affect European RMBS?, March 13, 2020
This report does not constitute a rating action.
|Primary Credit Analyst:||Winston W Chang, New York (1) 212-438-8123;|
|Secondary Contacts:||James M Manzi, CFA, Washington D.C. (1) 434-529-2858;|
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