Fitch Affirms Four Classes of Nissan Auto Receivables 2015-B Owner Trust

NEW YORK--()--As part of its ongoing surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms four outstanding classes of the Nissan Auto Receivables 2015-B Owner Trust at their current ratings. A full list of rating actions follows at the end of this release.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

The affirmations are based on available credit enhancement (CE) and loss performance. The collateral pool continues to perform within Fitch's expectations. Based on the current structure and CE, the securities are able to withstand stress scenarios consistent with the original ratings and make full payments to investors in accordance with the terms of the documents.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Unanticipated increases in the frequency of defaults and loss severity could produce loss levels higher than the current projected base case loss proxy, and impact available loss coverage and multiples levels for the transaction. Lower loss coverage could impact ratings and Rating Outlooks, depending on the extent of the decline in coverage.

In Fitch's initial review of the transaction, the notes were found to have limited sensitivity to a 1.5x and 2.5x increase of Fitch's base case loss expectation. To date, the transaction has exhibited strong performance with losses well within Fitch's initial expectations with rising loss coverage and multiple levels. As such, a material deterioration in performance would have to occur within the asset pool to have potential negative impact on the outstanding ratings.

DUE DILIGENCE USAGE

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

Fitch has affirmed the following ratings:

Nissan Auto Receivables Owner Trust 2015-B

--Class A-2a at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;

--Class A-2b at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;

--Class A-3 at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable;

--Class A-4 at 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable.

Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com

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

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

Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria (pub. 27 Jun 2016)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=883130

Rating Criteria for U.S. Auto Loan ABS (pub. 21 Mar 2016)

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=878723

Related Research

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2015-B -- Appendix

https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=873051

Additional Disclosures

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst
Yun Tian
Associate Director
+1-212-908-0307
Fitch Ratings, Inc
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY, 10004
or
Committee Chairperson
Tracy Wan
Senior Director
+1-212-908-9171
or
Media Relations:
Sandro Scenga, +1 212-908-0278
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com

Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Primary Analyst
Yun Tian
Associate Director
+1-212-908-0307
Fitch Ratings, Inc
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY, 10004
or
Committee Chairperson
Tracy Wan
Senior Director
+1-212-908-9171
or
Media Relations:
Sandro Scenga, +1 212-908-0278
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com