NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed ratings on all outstanding classes of Hyundai Auto Lease Securitization Trust 2015-A and revised the Rating Outlook on class B to Positive from Stable. A full list of rating actions follows at the end of this release.
KEY RATING DRIVERS
The affirmations for the class A and B notes, and the revision to Positive Outlook on the class B note, reflects increases in hard credit enhancement (CE) since closing and strong collateral performance to date. Credit losses have been tracking outside of Fitch's initial expectations to date, and the agency adjusted its loss proxy accordingly, although the impact on the transaction analysis and modeling is minimal given that residuals comprise the large majority of remaining payments, and thus credit losses will have little impact on the loss coverage levels. Residual performance has been within Fitch's expectations to date. The Stable Outlook for the class A notes reflects Fitch's expectation that the notes will remain sufficiently enhanced to cover stressed loss levels consistent with the current ratings. The Positive Outlook for the class B notes reflects the potential for an upgrade in the future.
Fitch will continue to monitor economic conditions and their impact and the trust level performance variables and update the ratings accordingly.
Unanticipated decreases in the value of returned vehicles and/or increases in the frequency of defaults and loss severity on defaulted receivables could produce loss levels higher than the base case. This would likely result in declines of CE and loss coverage levels available to the notes. Fitch conducted sensitivity analyses for the transaction at the time of initial rating by increasing each transaction's initial base case RV and credit loss assumptions and examining the rating implications on all classes of issued notes. The increases to the base case losses are applied such that they represent moderate (1.5x) and severe (2.5x) stresses, and are intended to provide an indication of the rating sensitivity of notes to unexpected deterioration of a trust's performance.
DUE DILIGENCE USAGE
No third party due diligence was provided or reviewed in relation to this rating action.
Fitch has affirmed the following ratings:
Hyundai Auto Lease Securitization Trust 2015-A
--Class A-2 notes at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;
--Class A-3 notes at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;
--Class A-4 notes at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;
--Class B notes at 'AAsf'; Outlook revised to Positive from Stable.
Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com.
Counterparty Criteria for Structured Finance and Covered Bonds (pub. 01 Sep 2016)
Criteria for Rating U.S. Auto Lease ABS (pub. 24 Mar 2016)
Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria (pub. 27 Jun 2016)
Hyundai Auto Lease Securitization Trust 2015-A -- Appendix
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