DBRS Morningstar Confirms Ratings on AB Issuer LLCOther
DBRS, Inc. (DBRS Morningstar) confirmed its ratings on the following classes of securities for AB Issuer LLC:
-- Advance Funding Facility at BBB (sf)
-- Class A-1 Variable Funding Notes at BBB (sf)
-- Class A-2 Fixed Rate Senior Term Notes at BBB (sf)
The rating actions are based on the following analytical considerations:
-- The transaction analysis considers DBRS Morningstar’s baseline macroeconomic scenarios for rated sovereign economies, available in its commentary “Baseline Macroeconomic Scenarios for Rated Sovereigns March 2022 Update,” published on March 24, 2022. These baseline macroeconomic scenarios replace DBRS Morningstar’s moderate and adverse Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic scenarios, which were first published in April 2020. Despite several new or increasing risks, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, rising inflation, and new coronavirus variants, the overall outlook for growth and employment in the United States remains relatively positive.
-- The transaction’s performance to date has been within expectations.
-- The transaction’s key metrics, which include debt service coverage ratios remain in compliance as of the latest quarterly report.
A description of how DBRS Morningstar considers ESG factors within the DBRS Morningstar analytical framework can be found in the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings at https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/373262.
All figures are U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.
The principal methodology is U.S. ABS General Ratings Methodology (December 2018), which can be found on dbrsmorningstar.com under Methodologies & Criteria.
The DBRS Morningstar Sovereign group releases baseline macroeconomic scenarios for rated sovereigns. DBRS Morningstar analysis considered impacts consistent with the baseline scenarios as set forth in the following report: https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/384482.
The rated entity or its related entities did not participate in the rating process for this rating action. DBRS Morningstar had access to the accounts and other relevant internal documents of the rated entity or its related entities in connection with this rating action.
Please see the related appendix for additional information regarding the sensitivity of assumptions used in the rating process.
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