NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to four classes of notes issued by American Credit Acceptance Receivables Trust 2023-4 (“ACAR 2023-4”), a $356.31 million auto loan ABS transaction with KBRA rating the Class A, Class B, Class C, and Class D notes totaling $325.15 million.
ACAR 2023-4 is collateralized by a pool of retail automobile contracts, made to subprime obligors, and secured by new and used automobiles and motorcycles. The preliminary ratings reflect initial credit enhancement of 64.25% for the Class A notes through 19.25% for the Class E notes. Credit enhancement will consist of overcollateralization, subordination of the junior note classes (except for the Class E notes), a cash reserve account, and excess spread.
This transaction represents the fourth ABS securitization in 2023 for American Credit Acceptance, LLC (“ACA” or the “Company”). The Company issued its first securitization in October 2011 and since then has issued 43 additional transactions in the total amount of approximately $13.0 billion.
KBRA applied its Auto Loan ABS Global Rating Methodology, as well as its Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology and ESG Global Rating Methodology as part of its analysis of the transaction’s underlying collateral pool, the proposed capital structure and ACA’s historical static pool data. 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. Operative agreements and legal opinions will be reviewed prior to closing.
- Auto Loan ABS Global Rating Methodology
- Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology
- ESG Global Rating Methodology
Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity analyses that consider what factors can affect these credit ratings and how they could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade, and ESG factors (where they are a key driver behind the change to the credit rating or rating outlook) can be found in the full rating report referenced above.
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