DBRS, Inc. (DBRS Morningstar) assigned the following provisional ratings to the Single-Family Rental Pass-Through Certificates (the Certificates) to be issued by AMSR 2023-SFR1 Trust (AMSR 2023-SFR1):
-- $185.1 million Class A at AAA (sf)
-- $48.1 million Class B at AA (high) (sf)
-- $23.4 million Class C at AA (low) (sf)
-- $32.1 million Class D at A (low) (sf)
-- $24.7 million Class E-1 at BBB (high) (sf)
-- $24.7 million Class E-2 at BBB (low) (sf)
-- $40.7 million Class F at BB (sf)
The AAA (sf) rating on the Class A Certificate reflects 55.09% of credit enhancement provided by subordinated notes in the pool. The AA (high) (sf), AA (low) (sf), A (low) (sf), BBB (high) (sf), BBB (low) (sf), and BB (sf) ratings reflect 43.41%, 37.72%, 29.94%, 23.95%,17.96%, and 8.08% credit enhancement, respectively.
Other than the classes specified above, DBRS Morningstar does not rate any other classes in this transaction.
The Certificates are supported by the income streams and values from 1,655 rental properties. The properties are distributed across 14 states and 31 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the U.S. DBRS Morningstar maps an MSA based on the ZIP code provided in the data tape, which may result in different MSA stratifications than those provided in offering documents. As measured by BPO value, 45.0% of the portfolio is concentrated in three states: Florida (19.8%), Georgia (12.9%), and Texas (12.3%). The average value is $298,234. The average age of the properties is roughly 37 years. The majority of the properties have three or more bedrooms. The Certificates represent a beneficial ownership in an approximately five-year, fixed-rate, interest-only loan with an initial aggregate principal balance of approximately $412.1 million.
The Sponsor intends to satisfy its risk-retention obligations under the U.S. Risk Retention Rules, EU Risk Retention Requirements, and UK Risk Retention Requirements by Class G, which is 6.8% of the initial total issuance balance, either directly or through a majority-owned affiliate.
DBRS Morningstar assigned the provisional ratings for each class of Certificates by performing a quantitative and qualitative collateral, structural, and legal analysis. This analysis uses DBRS Morningstar’s single-family rental subordination analytical tool and is based on DBRS Morningstar’s published criteria. (For more details, see www.dbrsmorningstar.com.) DBRS Morningstar developed property-level stresses for the analysis of single-family rental assets. DBRS Morningstar assigned the provisional ratings to each class based on the level of stresses each class can withstand and whether such stresses are commensurate with the applicable rating level. DBRS Morningstar's analysis includes estimated base-case net cash flows (NCFs) by evaluating the gross rent, concession, vacancy, operating expenses, and capital expenditure data. The DBRS Morningstar NCF analysis resulted in a minimum debt service coverage ratio of more than 1.0 times. (For more details, see the Analysis section in DBRS Morningstar presale report.)
Furthermore, DBRS Morningstar reviewed the third-party participants in the transaction, including the property manager, servicer, and special servicer. These transaction parties are acceptable to DBRS Morningstar. (For more details, see the Property Manager and Servicer Summary section.) DBRS Morningstar also conducted a legal review and found no material rating concerns. (For details, see the Scope of Analysis section.)
ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, GOVERNANCE CONSIDERATIONS
There were no Environmental/Social/Governance factors that had a significant or relevant effect on the credit analysis.
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 (May 17, 2022).
All figures are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.
The principal methodology applicable to the ratings is Rating and Monitoring U.S. Single-Family Rental Securitizations (https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/405662; November 23, 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.
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 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.
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The rating methodologies used in the analysis of this transaction can be found at: https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/about/methodologies.
-- Interest Rate Stresses for U.S. Structured Finance Transactions (August 30, 2022),
-- Legal Criteria for U.S. Structured Finance (December 7, 2022),
-- Operational Risk Assessment for U.S. RMBS Originators (November 23, 2022),
-- Operational Risk Assessment for U.S. RMBS Servicers (November 23, 2022),
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