KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Notes Issued by Flagship Credit Auto Trust 2019-4

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to five classes of notes issued by Flagship Credit Auto Trust 2019-4 (“FCAT 2019-4”), an auto loan ABS transaction.

The collateral in the FCAT 2019-4 transaction includes approximately $321 million of receivables as of the October 31, 2019 initial cutoff date. The Notes are collateralized by a pool of auto loan contracts originated (1) on an indirect basis mainly through franchise auto dealers and (2) a direct basis from online aggregators and other fulfillment partners. The transaction includes a prefunding feature that allows up to 20% of the collateral pool to be funded up to two months after closing.

The preliminary ratings reflect the initial credit enhancement levels of 35.50% for the Class A notes, 26.75% for the Class B notes, 15.50% for the Class C notes, 6.50% for the Class D notes and 1.50% for the Class E notes. Credit enhancement consists of overcollateralization, subordination of junior notes, cash reserve account and excess spread. The transaction is the fourth term ABS securitization in 2019 for the Company and its 29th securitization overall.

KBRA analyzed the transaction using the Global Auto Loan ABS Rating Methodology published on November 28, 2017 and Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology published on August 8, 2018. KBRA’s auto loan methodology incorporates an analysis of: (1) the underlying collateral pool, (2) the originator’s historical static pool data, segmented by characteristics including credit quality and product type, (3) the proposed capital structure for the transaction, (4) KBRA’s operational assessment of the originator and servicer and (5) the legal structure, transaction documents, and legal opinions.

Preliminary Ratings Assigned: Flagship Credit Auto Trust 2019-4

Class

Preliminary Rating

Initial Principal Balance

A

AAA (sf)

$262,450,000

B

AA (sf)

$35,060,000

C

A (sf)

$45,080,000

D

BBB (sf)

$36,060,000

E

BB (sf)

$20,030,000

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