GM Financial and Toyota Motor Credit wasted no time in returning to the securitization market following the conclusion of an industry confab in Las Vegas; the two are marketing nearly $3 billion of prime auto-related bonds.

The $1.25 billion GM Financial Automobile Leasing 2017-1 is secured by $1.36 billion in 54,680 lease receivables for autos, crossovers, light-duty trucks and SUVs.

Four classes of senior notes will be issued, a $182 million money-market tranche; $450 million in a two-year Class A-2 floating/fixed-rate split series; plus $387.84 million in Class A-3 notes and $80 million in Class A-4 bonds, both due 2020.

Standard & Poor’s and Moody's Investors Service expect to assign and AAA to the term notes. S&P assigned an A-1+ to the money market tranche, while Moody's assigned an equivalent P-1.

This is the ninth lease securitization by GM Financial since launching its existing platform in 2012, and is more than 25% larger than previous transactions, which were just over $1 billion. It includes higher subordination levels than previous GMALT deals, driven by a higher percentage of senior-note subordination and targeted initial overcollateralization.

For the Class A senior note structure, total initial hard credit enhancement (non-amortizing) is 19.9%, up from 18.4% in prior deals. That’s driven by an increase to 11.15% subordination from 10.15% from the last five lease receivables issues. The hard CE is now 22.4%, compared to 21.4% previously.

The initial OC level is now 8.25% compared to 7.75% previously, although the target OC of 10.75% is unchanged. In a new feature from the 2016-3 transaction, the target OC will step down to 9.75% from the 10.75% initial level after the senior Class A-1 and A-2 notes have been paid in full. 

GM, like most lenders, is experiencing increasing levels of delinquencies and defaults, although they remain benign, according to S&P. The 30-day delinquency level in the $35.7 billion lease portfolio of 1.2 million contracts is 1.24%; the annualized repossession rate is 1.03%. S&P has pegged an expected credit loss of 1.15% on the pool.

The collateral for the latest deal consists of a slightly higher percentage of leases with original terms of between 37 and 48 months (56.6%, compared to 55.2% in the last deal). The company also pooled a larger percentage of crossovers and SUVs (44.4% and 12.1% of the collateral, respectively.). Nearly 45% of the pool is concentrated in leases for GM’s Silverado, Equinox, Malibu, Terrain and Acadia lines.

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Toyota Launches 20th ABS Since 2010

Toyota is returning with its 20th securitization of prime loans for new and used Toyota-branded vehicles in a $1.5 billion bond offering secured by $1.61 billion in loan receivables from the captive finance company's $50 billion amassed portfolio.

The pool includes 93,151 contracts with an average loan balance of $17,289 financed with an average weighted APR of 2.2%. A large majority of the borrowers have prime-level FICOs above 700, and finance with an average loan-to-value ratio of 97.27%, according to a presale published Thursday by S&P.

Four classes of senior notes will be issued in the transaction: $401 million in Class A-1 money market notes are rated A-1+ by S&P and P-1 by Moody's; $477 million in a split floating/fixed-rate tranche series of two-year notes; $428 million in Class A-3 notes due 2021; and $156.49 million in five-year class A-4 notes. All of the term tranches carry AAA ratings from S&P and Moody's.

There will also be a $37.51 million tranche of subordinate Class B notes rated AA+ by S&P and an A-1 by Moody's. The B notes pay only principal.

The transaction, through lead underwriter Bank of America Merrill Lynch, includes the standard 2.75% initial credit enhancement (3.6% target) of previous Toyota transactions.  The total available credit support includes an express spread of 7.1% for the Class A notes and 5% for the Class B series, which would cover 11.8x and 9.3x, respectively, of the cumulative net loss range of 0.55%-0.65% S&P has established for the deal. 

The loans are still primarily new-car loans (78.6%), but the percentage of extended term loans in the pool (originated between 61-72 months) increased to 34.6% from 30.8%.

The deal is the fifth from Toyota to be issued under its Regulation AB II-compliant shelf, which required more asset-level data disclosure to investors.

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