NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to two note classes of Trinity Rail Leasing 2018 LLC, a railcar leasing securitization.
This is the first transaction issued out of Trinity Rail Leasing 2018 LLC (“Issuer”). All of the railcars in the portfolio (the “Portfolio Railcars”) and the related leases will be acquired by the Issuer from Trinity Industries Leasing Company. The portfolio consists of 4,397 non-tank railcars with an aggregate fair market value (“FMV”) of $1344.7 million, and 2,693 tank railcars with an aggregate FMV of $276.9 million. The entire portfolio is currently on lease, with the majority of leases (over 70%) on full service leases. The Issuers will be responsible for covering maintenance costs for the railcars in the portfolio that are under full service lease contracts.
The preliminary ratings are based on information known to KBRA at the time of this publication. Information received subsequent to this release could result in the assignment of final ratings that differ from the preliminary ratings.
Preliminary Ratings Assigned: Trinity Rail Leasing 2018 LLC, Series 2018-1
|Series 2018-1||Preliminary Rating||Initial Principal Balance|
|Class A-1||A (sf)||$200,000,000|
|Class A-2||A (sf)||$282,500,000|
Representations & Warranties Disclosure
All Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations are required, pursuant to SEC Rule 17g-7, to provide a description of a transaction’s representations, warranties and enforcement mechanisms that are available to investors when issuing credit ratings. KBRA’s disclosure for this transaction can be found in the report available here.
Related Publications: (available at www.kbra.com)
- ABS: Trinity Rail Leasing 2018 LLC, Series 2018-1 Pre-Sale Report
- Global General Rating Methodology for Asset-Backed Securities
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