KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Carvana Auto Receivables Trust 2021-N2

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to six classes of notes issued by Carvana Auto Receivables Trust 2021-N2 (“CRVNA 2021-N2”), an auto loan ABS transaction.

CRVNA 2021-N2 represents the third term ABS securitization for Carvana LLC (“Carvana” or the “Company”) in 2021, the third under its non-prime shelf, and the ninth overall. CRVNA 2021-P2 will issue six classes of notes totaling $400.0 million. The transaction is collateralized by approximately $400 million of automobile loans to primarily non-prime obligors as defined by the Company.

Carvana was founded in 2012 as an eCommerce platform for buying used vehicles. Carvana, through its website (www.Carvana.com), offers a unique used vehicle buying experience that enables customers to purchase vehicles online through an efficient and transparent process. Initially launched in Atlanta, Georgia, Carvana has expanded nationally and is now operating in 291 markets. Carvana’s business and operations fully integrate all steps of the vehicle purchase process including vehicle acquisition, trade-in, financing, and delivery.

KBRA applied its Auto Loan ABS Global Rating Methodology and Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology as part of its analysis of the transaction’s underlying collateral pool, the proposed capital structure and Carvana’s historical static pool data as well as publicly available static pool loss data for comparable auto loan originators. KBRA also conducted an operational assessment on the originator and servicer, as well as a review of the transaction’s legal structure and transaction documents. KBRA will review the operative agreements and legal opinions for the transaction prior to closing.

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Alla Mikhalevsky, CFA, Director
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Ted Burbage, Managing Director
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Contacts

Analytical Contacts

Pritam Patel, Associate (Lead Analyst)
+1 (646) 731-3374
pritam.patel@kbra.com

Alla Mikhalevsky, CFA, Director
+1 (646) 731-3356
alla.mikhalevsky@kbra.com

Eric Neglia, Senior Managing Director (Rating Committee Chair)
+1 (646) 731-2405
eric.neglia@kbra.com

Business Development Contact

Ted Burbage, Managing Director
+1 (646) 731-3325
ted.burbage@kbra.com