Fitch Expects to Rate Ford Credit Floorplan Master Owner Trust A Series 2016-2

NEW YORK--()--Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AAAsf (EXP)' expected rating to the class A notes of Ford Credit Floorplan Master Owner Trust A (FCFMOT) series 2016-2. The Rating Outlook is Stable.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

Consistent Quality of Receivables: The trust receivables in this series have a high percentage of loans backing new vehicles at over 93%, are geographically diverse and have strong collateral aging with only 3.5% of the trust inventory aged past 270 days (as of Dec. 31, 2015).

Limited Asset Concentrations: Dealers are subject to concentration limits, mitigating the risk of individual dealer defaults and losses. Furthermore, the exposure to certain individual vehicle types and segments is mitigated with concentration limits in place.

Strong Dealer Network: Based on dealer financial metrics and Ford Credit's internal dealer risk ratings (categorized into four distinct groups), the financial health of Ford's dealer network is currently strong with the majority of dealers profitable in early 2016.

Strong Trust Performance: FCFMOT continues to experience positive trends in overall performance through year-end 2015/early 2016, including elevated monthly payment rates (MPRs), adequate asset yields, low agings and delinquencies, minimal dealer defaults and no trust losses.

Sufficient Credit Enhancement: Initial credit enhancement (CE) for the class A notes is 24.27% (of the pool), consisting of 23.50% available subordinate amount and a 0.77% reserve. Structural features, including early amortization triggers, mitigate risks stemming from dealer/manufacturer defaults/bankruptcies.

Consistent Origination and Servicing: Ford Credit demonstrates adequate abilities as an originator, underwriter and servicer, as evidenced by the historical delinquency and loss performance of FCFMOT. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Wells Fargo) is the backup servicer for this series.

Legal Structure Integrity: The legal structure of the transaction provides that a bankruptcy of Ford Credit would not impair the timeliness of payments on the securities.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

To conduct rating sensitivity for the issued notes, under a category B Dealer Floorplan platform, Fitch assumes portfolio default levels at 10%, 25%, and 40%, and under two recovery-level scenarios of 50% and 30%. Fitch modelled this series with the assumption that the above defaults have occurred and recoveries were stressed accordingly, reflecting asset performance in a stressed environment. Remaining expected loss levels were compared with the stressed loss assumption grid commensurate with various rating levels.

DUE DILIGENCE USAGE

No third party due diligence was provided or reviewed in relation to this rating action.

Fitch has assigned the following expected ratings:

--$750,000,000 class A notes at 'AAAsf (EXP)'; Outlook Stable.

Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com.

Ford Credit Floorplan Master Owner Trust A Series 2016-2

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=878849

Applicable Criteria

Counterparty Criteria for Structured Finance and Covered Bonds (pub. 14 May 2014)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=744158

Criteria for Interest Rate Stresses in Structured Finance Transactions and Covered Bonds (pub. 19 Dec 2014)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=838868

Criteria for Servicing Continuity Risk in Structured Finance (pub. 17 Dec 2015)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=875586

Global Rating Criteria for Dealer Floorplan ABS (pub. 06 Jan 2015)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=833468

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria (pub. 06 Jul 2015)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=867952

Related Research

Ford Credit Floorplan Master Owner Trust A Series 2016-2 Appendix

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=878869

Additional Disclosures

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst
Hylton Heard
+1-212-908-0214
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10009
or
Secondary Analyst
Andrew Tinari
Associate Director
+1-312-368-3127
or
Committee Chairperson
Du Trieu
Senior Director
+1-312-368-3127
or
Media Relations:
Sandro Scenga, +1 212-908-0278
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com