DBRS Morningstar Assigns BBB Rating With a Stable Trend to Stellantis Finance US Inc.Autos & Auto Suppliers
DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) assigned a Senior Unsecured Debt rating of BBB with a Stable trend to Stellantis Finance US Inc. (Stellantis Finance US or the Company).
Stellantis Finance US’ Senior Unsecured Debt rating is consistent with DBRS Morningstar’s credit ratings on the Company’s ultimate parent, Stellantis N.V. (Stellantis). The rating equivalency is based on the guarantee provided by Stellantis in support of the Senior Unsecured Debt of Stellantis Finance US; DBRS Morningstar notes that such guarantee is consistent with DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Guarantees and Other Forms of Support (May 31, 2021).
For more information on Stellantis, please refer to DBRS Morningstar’s Press Release on Stellantis dated January 27, 2021.
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All figures are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.
The principal methodologies are Rating Companies in the Automotive Manufacturing and Supplier Industries (October 22, 2020; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/368670), and DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Guarantees and Other Forms of Support (May 31, 2021; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/379424), which can be found on dbrsmorningstar.com under Methodologies & Criteria. Other applicable methodologies include the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings (February 3, 2021; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/373262).
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Each of the principal methodologies employed in the analysis addressed one or more particular risks or aspects of the rating and were factored into the rating decision. Specifically, “Rating Companies in the Automotive Manufacturing and Supplier Industries” (October 22, 2020) was the primary rating methodology applied in determining the rating of parent company Stellantis N.V. Subsequently, “DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Guarantees and Other Forms of Support” (May 31, 2021) was applied in determining the rating of Stellantis Finance US Inc., which benefits from a guarantee of Stellantis N.V. The guarantee, in combination with DBRS Morningstar’s assessment of additional implicit support considerations, including (but not limited to) business, reputational, and financial factors (that are deemed likely to motivate a parent or affiliated company to support its subsidiary issuer), results in a flow through of Stellantis N.V.’s rating to Stellantis Finance US Inc.
Generally, the conditions that lead to the assignment of a Negative or Positive trend are resolved within a 12-month period. DBRS Morningstar trends and ratings are under regular surveillance.
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Lead Analyst: Robert Streda, Senior Vice President, Diversified Industries
Rating Committee Chair: Charles Halam-Andres, Managing Director, Diversified Industries & Sports Finance
Initial Rating Date: September 10, 2021
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-- Rating Companies in the Automotive Manufacturing and Supplier Industries (October 22, 2020)
-- DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Guarantees and Other Forms of Support (May 31, 2021)
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- Rating Companies in the Automotive Manufacturing and Supplier Industries (Archived) / October 22, 2020
- DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Guarantees and Other Forms of Support (Archived) / May 31, 2021
- DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings (Archived) / February 3, 2021