DBRS Ratings GmbH (DBRS Morningstar) assigned an A (high) rating to a new series of covered bonds issued by Cajamar Caja Rural Sociedad Cooperativa de Crédito (Cajamar or the Issuer) under the Cajamar Covered Bonds (Cédulas Hipotecarias or CH) programme (the Programme). The new CH (Cedulas Hipotecarias - ES0422714164) comprises the issuance of EUR 1,000 million of fixed-rate securities, with a 2.0% annual coupon, maturing on 17 May 2032.
The rating reflects the following analytical considerations:
-- A Covered Bonds Attachment Point (CBAP) of BBB (low), which is one notch above Cajamar’s Long-Term Senior Debt Rating. Cajamar is the Issuer and Reference Entity for the Programme.
-- A Legal and Structuring Framework (LSF) assessment of “Average” associated with the Programme.
-- A Cover Pool Credit Assessment (CPCA) of “A”, which is the lowest CPCA in line with the LSF-implied likelihood (LSF-L).
-- An LSF-L of A (low).
-- A two-notch uplift for high recovery prospects.
-- A level of overcollateralisation (OC) of 115.9% to which DBRS Morningstar gives credit, which is the minimum observed OC level during the past 12 months adjusted by a scaling factor of 0.90.
-- The sovereign rating of the Kingdom of Spain, rated “A” with a Stable trend by DBRS Morningstar, as of the date of this press release.
DBRS Morningstar analysed the transaction with its European Covered Bonds Cash Flow tool. The main assumptions focused on the timing of defaults and recoveries of the assets, interest rate stresses, and market value spreads to calculate liquidation values on the cover pool (CP).
Everything else being equal, a one-notch downgrade of the CBAP would lead to a three-notch downgrade of the LSF-L, resulting in a three-notch downgrade of the covered bonds rating. In addition, everything else unchanged, the CH ratings would be downgraded if any of the following occurred: (1) the CPCA was downgraded below “A”; (2) the sovereign rating of the Kingdom of Spain was downgraded below A (low); (3) the LSF assessment associated with the Programme was downgraded; (4) the quality of the CP and the level of OC were no longer sufficient to support a two-notch uplift for high recovery prospects; (5) the relative amortisation profile of the CH and CP moved adversely; or (6) volatility in the financial markets caused the currently estimated market value spreads to increase.
There are currently EUR 5.5 billion of CH outstanding under the programme, of which DBRS Morningstar publicly rates EUR 2.5 billion. As of 31 March 2022, the aggregate balance of mortgages in the CP was EUR 12.88 billion, which would result in a total estimated OC of 134.1% after the issuance. The eligible CP stood at EUR 9.85 billion, resulting in an estimated eligible OC of 79.1%.
For further information on the Programme, please refer to the rating report at www.dbrsmorningstar.com.
The DBRS Morningstar Sovereign group releases baseline macroeconomic scenarios for rated sovereigns. These scenarios were last updated on 9 December 2021. DBRS Morningstar analysis considered impacts consistent with the baseline scenario in the below referenced report. For details, see the following commentaries: https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/389454/baseline-macroeconomic-scenarios-for-rated-sovereigns-december-2021-update and https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/384482/baseline-macroeconomic-scenarios-application-to-credit-ratings.
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/396929.
All figures are in euros unless otherwise noted.
The principal methodology applicable to the rating is “Rating and Monitoring Covered Bonds” (22 April 2022).
Other methodologies referenced in this transaction are listed at the end of this press release. These may be found at: https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/about/methodologies.
In DBRS Morningstar’s opinion, the changes under consideration do not require the application of the entire principal methodology. Therefore, DBRS Morningstar focused on the cash flow analysis.
For a more detailed discussion of the sovereign risk impact on Structured Finance ratings, please refer to “Appendix C: The Impact of Sovereign Ratings on Other DBRS Morningstar Credit Ratings” of the “Global Methodology for Rating Sovereign Governments” at: https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/381451/global-methodology-for-rating-sovereign-governments.
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/baseline-macroeconomic-scenarios-application-to-credit-ratings.
A review of the transaction legal documents was limited to the final terms of the new issuance.
The sources of information used for this rating include stratification tables of the CP and historical performance data provided by the Issuer.
DBRS Morningstar did not rely upon third-party due diligence in order to conduct its analysis.
At the time of the initial ratings, DBRS Morningstar was not supplied with third-party assessments. However, this did not impact the rating analysis.
DBRS Morningstar considers the data and information available to it for the purposes of providing this rating to be of satisfactory quality.
DBRS Morningstar does not audit or independently verify the data or information it receives in connection with the rating process.
The last rating action on this transaction took place on 22 July 2021, when DBRS Morningstar assigned an A (high) rating to a Cajamar mortgage covered bond new issuance.
Information regarding DBRS Morningstar ratings, including definitions, policies, and methodologies, is available on www.dbrsmorningstar.com.
For further information on DBRS Morningstar historical default rates published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in a central repository, see: https://cerep.esma.europa.eu/cerep-web/statistics/defaults.xhtml. DBRS Morningstar understands further information on DBRS Morningstar historical default rates may be published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on its webpage: https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/credit-rating-agencies.
This rating is endorsed by DBRS Ratings Limited for use in the United Kingdom.
Lead Analyst: Tomás Rodríguez-Vigil, Vice President
Rating Committee Chair: Ketan Thaker, Managing Director
Initial Rating Date: 19 July 2013
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The rating methodologies used in the analysis of this transaction can be found at: https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/about/methodologies.
-- Rating and Monitoring Covered Bonds (22 April 2022),
-- Rating and Monitoring Covered Bonds Addendum: Market Value Spreads (22 April 2022),
-- Global Methodology for Rating Banks and Banking Organisations (19 July 2021),
-- Legal Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions (29 July 2021), https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/382171/legal-criteria-for-european-structured-finance-transactions.
-- European RMBS Insight Methodology (28 March 2022) and European RMBS Insight Model v. 220.127.116.11,
-- European RMBS Insight: Spanish Addendum (26 April 2022),
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Originators (16 September 2021),
-- Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers (16 September 2021),
-- Rating CLOs and CDOs of Large Corporate Credit (26 January 2022),
-- Rating CLOs Backed by Loans to European SMEs (2 May 2022) and DBRS Diversity Model v. 18.104.22.168,
-- Interest Rate Stresses for European Structured Finance Transactions (24 September 2021),
-- Global Methodology for Rating Sovereign Governments (9 July 2021),
-- Currency Stresses for Global Structured Finance Transactions (4 February 2022),
-- DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings (17 May 2022),
A description of how DBRS Morningstar analyses structured finance transactions and how the methodologies are collectively applied can be found at: https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/278375.
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