Recipient email addresses will not be used in mailing lists or redistributed.
Use semicolon to separate each address, limit to 20 addresses.
characters you see
You have successfully sent the research.
Please note: some research requires a paid subscription in order to access.
Already a customer?
Don't want to see this again?
Accept our to continue to Moodys.com:
AND SCROLL DOWN!
By clicking “I AGREE” [at the end of this document],
you indicate that you understand and intend these terms and conditions to be
the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract and equally binding, and
that you accept such terms and conditions as a condition of viewing any and all
Moody’s information that becomes accessible to you [after clicking “I AGREE”] (the
“Information”). References herein to “Moody’s” include Moody’s
Corporation, Inc. and each of its subsidiaries and affiliates.
Terms of One-Time Website Use
you have entered into an express written contract with Moody’s to the contrary,
you agree that you have no right to use the Information in a commercial or
public setting and no right to copy it, save it, print it, sell it, or publish
or distribute any portion of it in any form.
acknowledge and agree that Moody’s credit ratings: (i) are current opinions of
the future relative creditworthiness of securities and address no other risk; and
(ii) are not statements of current
or historical fact or recommendations to purchase, hold or sell particular
securities. Moody’s credit ratings and
publications are not intended for retail investors, and it would be reckless
and inappropriate for retail investors to use Moody’s credit ratings and
publications when making an investment decision. No
warranty, express or implied, as the accuracy, timeliness, completeness,
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of any Moody’s credit
rating is given or made by Moody’s in any form whatsoever.
3. To the extent permitted by law, Moody’s and its directors,
officers, employees, representatives, licensors and suppliers disclaim
liability for: (i) any indirect, special, consequential, or incidental losses
or damages whatsoever arising from or in connection with use of the
Information; and (ii) any direct or compensatory damages caused to any person
or entity, including but not limited to by any negligence (but excluding fraud
or any other type of liability that by law cannot be excluded) on the part of
Moody’s or any of its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives,
licensors or suppliers, arising from or in connection with use of the
4. You agree to read [and
be bound by] the more detailed disclosures regarding Moody’s ratings and the
limitations of Moody’s liability included in the Information.
5. You agree that any disputes relating to this agreement or your use of
the Information, whether sounding in contract, tort, statute or otherwise,
shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York and shall be subject to
the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York located in
the City and County of New York, Borough of Manhattan.
26 Apr 2011
EUR 129.5 million of debt securities rated
Milan, April 26, 2011 -- Moody's Investors Service has assigned definitive ratings to notes issued
by Adriatico Finance SME S.r.l.:
EUR129,500,000 Class A Asset Backed Floating Rate Notes due
31 December 2047, Assigned Aaa (sf)
Adriatico Finance SME S.r.l. is a cash securitisation
of secured loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) mainly
located in Abruzzo (Italy) extended by Cassa di Risparmio della Provincia
di Teramo ("Banca Tercas", Baa2/P-2). The transaction
closed in July 2008 and was initially not rated by Moody's.
According to Moody's, the ratings take account of, among other
factors, (i) the sound legal structure of the transaction with a
principal to pay interest mechanism and a reserve fund of EUR7.3
million, providing liquidity support to Class A notes; and
(ii) credit enhancement build-up below the Class A notes since
the closing date in July 2008 as result of the portfolio amortization.
Initially, the originator had the option to add further assets for
the first 18 months, but it has never done so. In addition,
Moody's positively views the financial strength of the servicer (i.e.
Banca Tercas, Baa2/P-2) as well as the high collateralisation
of the portfolio (i.e. all loans have a first lien mortgages).
Moody's notes that the transaction also features a number of credit weaknesses,
such as: (i) the geographical concentration (mainly in the region
of Abruzzo); (ii) certain relatively large obligor concentrations;
(iii) some concentration in the building and real estate sector of the
pool (according to Moody's industry classification). However,
loans must be fully drawn and construction loans are excluded.
This has been taken into account in Moody's quantitative analysis.
In addition, no interest rate swap agreement is in place to protect
against interest rate risk on floating-rate contracts (accounting
for more than 90% of the total portfolio), while only an
interest rate cap agreement (not compliant with Moody's criteria) is in
place for the fixed-rate portion of the portfolio. Moody's
has taken these features into account in its quantitative analysis by
subjecting the portfolio yield to a haircut resulting from some stressed
assumptions on the mismatch between the interest rate received on the
portfolio and the three-month Euribor paid on the notes on a quarterly
Moody's has assigned a composite V Score of "medium" to this transaction,
which is in line with the Italian SME ABS sector. The rating agency
notes that the transaction complexity is "medium", given that,
although the structure is static, there is no interest rate swap
in place. The market value sensitivity is also medium, because
the portfolio, being 100% collateralised by residential and
commercial real estate properties, is exposed to fluctuations in
the regional real estate market. The back-up servicer arrangement
is "low/medium", as the structure includes (i) the appointment of
a back-up servicer at the loss of Baa3 by Banca Tercas; and
(ii) a back-up servicer facilitator (i.e. Securitisation
Services), which will attempt to find a new servicer in the event
of need. V Scores are a relative assessment of the quality of available
credit information and of the degree of dependence on various assumptions
used in determining the rating. Moody's has assigned the V-Score
according to its reports "V Scores and Parameter Sensitivities in the
Global Consumer Loan ABS Sectors", published in May 2009 and "V
Scores and Parameter Sensitivities in the EMEA Small-to-Medium
Enterprise ABS Sector", published in June 2009.
As of 28th February 2011, the outstanding portfolio of EUR94.9
million worth of performing underlying assets was composed of 799 contracts
granted to 680 borrowers, either individuals, professionals
or SMEs. The loans were originated between 2002 and 2008,
with a weighted average seasoning of 5.2 years and a weighted average
remaining term of approximately ten years. The interest rate is
floating for 91.5% of the pool, the weighted average
margin over the index being 1.35%. Some 8.5%
of the portfolio is instead represented by fixed-rate loans,
with a weighted average yield of 5.7%. Geographically,
the pool is concentrated in the region of Abruzzo (70%) where the
originator is actually located, while -- as far as
industry concentration is concerned -- the "construction
and building" sector represents 35% of the outstanding pool.
Moody's used the Monte Carlo simulation to determine the default distribution
for this transaction due to the poor granularity of the portfolio.
The rating agency derived the default distribution, namely the mean
default probability and its related standard deviation, via the
analysis of: (i) the characteristics of the loan-by-loan
portfolio information and the historical vintage data; (ii) the potential
fluctuations in the macroeconomic environment during the lifetime of this
transaction; and (iii) the portfolio concentrations in terms of industry
sectors and single obligors.
Moody's expects the cumulative default probability over the weighted average
life of 5.3 years of the portfolio to be 15% (equivalent
to Ba3/B1), and the average pairwise correlation to be 10%,
which leads to an equivalent coefficient of variation (i.e.
the ratio of standard deviation over mean default rate) of around 52%.
The rating agency has assumed stochastic recoveries with a mean recovery
rate of 65% (which is higher than recoveries assumed in other Italian
SME transactions and reflects the high collateralisation ratio),
a standard deviation of 20% and a recovery time of between two
and eight years after the default occurrence. In addition,
Moody's has assumed the prepayments to be around 8% per year.
Furthermore, Moody's has considered: (i) the amortisation
and an adjusted yield vector of the portfolio, derived from the
loan-by-loan data file as of the 28 February 2011;
and (ii) a potential stressed set-off exposure of 3% amortising
with the portfolio.
The transaction was closed in July 2008 and has accumulated some defaults
since then. As Moody's was only asked to rate this transaction
at the beginning of 2011, it has modelled the outstanding performing
portfolio of the underlying assets as of the cut-off date (i.e.
28 February 2011) in its cash flow model. The total notes balance
issued at closing amounted to EUR162.95 million. The outstanding
balance on the notes as of the last payment date in March 2011 amounts
to EUR99.1 million, while the balance on the outstanding
Class A notes is EUR65.65 million, the balance on the Class
B notes (not rated) has remained unchanged at EUR33.45 million.
Moody's analysis of the notes is based on their outstanding principal
amount after the latest payment date. Therefore, the rating
agency has also considered the following aspects in its cash flow model:
(i) expected recoveries of EUR4.1 million on the outstanding defaults
(including re-performing loans); and (ii) an unpaid principal
deficiency ledger of EUR4.2 million.
To rate this transaction Moody's used the following models: (i)
ABSROM (v.2.2.12), to model the cash flows
and determine the loss for each tranche; and (ii) CDOROM (V.2.8),
to estimate the default distribution.
The ratings address the expected loss posed to investors by the legal
final maturity of the notes in December 2047. In Moody's opinion,
the structure allows for the timely payment of interest and ultimate payment
of principal on the Class A notes at par on or before the final legal
maturity date. Moody's ratings address only the credit risks associated
with the transactions. Other non-credit risks have not been
addressed, but may have a significant effect on yield to investors.
Before Moody's decided on the ratings assigned to the class A notes,
it tested some parameter sensitivities for this transaction. The
model sensitivity output indicated that the Class A notes would have achieved
an Aaa rating even assuming a recovery rate of 53% (with a 5%
standard deviation, compared with a stochastic recovery rate of
65% with a standard deviation of 20% in the base scenario)
or a prepayment rate of 12% (compared with 8% in the base
scenario). Moody's parameter sensitivities provide a quantitative/model-indicated
calculation of the number of rating notches that a Moody's-rated
structured finance security could vary if certain input parameters were
The principal methodologies used in this rating were Refining the ABS
SME Approach: Moody's Probability of Default Assumptions In The
Rating Analysis of Granular Small and Mid-sized Enterprise portfolios
in EMEA, published in March 2009, Moody's Approach to Rating
Granular SME Transactions in Europe, Middle East and Africa,
published in June 2007, and V Score and Parameter Sensitivities
in the EMEA Small-to-Medium Enterprise ABS Sector,
published in June 2009.
Moody's Investors Service did not receive or take into account a third
party due diligence report on the underlying assets or financial instruments
in this transaction.
The rating has been disclosed to the rated entity or its designated agents
and issued with no amendment resulting from that disclosure.
Information sources used to prepare the credit rating are the following:
parties involved in the ratings, confidential and proprietary Moody's
Investors Service information.
Moody's Investors Service considers the quality of information available
on the issuer or obligation satisfactory for the purposes of assigning
a credit rating.
Moody's Investors Service may have provided Ancillary or Other Permissible
Service(s) to the rated entity or its related third parties within the
three years preceding the Credit Rating Action. Please see the
ratings disclosure page www.moodys.com/disclosures on our
website for further information.
Moody's adopts all necessary measures so that the information it uses
in assigning a credit rating is of sufficient quality and from sources
Moody's considers to be reliable including, when appropriate,
independent third-party sources. However, Moody's
is not an auditor and cannot in every instance independently verify or
validate information received in the rating process.
Please see ratings tab on the issuer/entity page on Moodys.com
for the last rating action and the rating history.
The date on which some Credit Ratings were first released goes back to
a time before Moody's Investors Service's Credit Ratings were fully digitized
and accurate data may not be available. Consequently, Moody's
Investors Service provides a date that it believes is the most reliable
and accurate based on the information that is available to it.
Please see the ratings disclosure page on our website www.moodys.com
for further information.
Please see the Credit Policy page on Moodys.com for the methodologies
used in determining ratings, further information on the meaning
of each rating category and the definition of default and recovery.
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Structured Finance Group
Moody's Italia S.r.l
Frankfurt am Main
MD - Structured Finance
Structured Finance Group
Moody's Deutschland GmbH
JOURNALISTS: 44 20 7772 5456
SUBSCRIBERS: 44 20 7772 5454
Moody's Italia S.r.l
Moody's assigns definitive ratings to Notes issued by Adriatico Finance SME S.r.l.
Corso di Porta Romana 68
No Related Data.
© 2018 Moody’s Corporation, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., Moody’s Analytics, Inc. and/or their licensors and affiliates (collectively, “MOODY’S”). All rights reserved. CREDIT RATINGS ISSUED BY MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE, INC. AND ITS RATINGS AFFILIATES (“MIS”) ARE MOODY’S CURRENT OPINIONS OF THE RELATIVE FUTURE CREDIT RISK OF ENTITIES, CREDIT COMMITMENTS, OR DEBT OR DEBT-LIKE SECURITIES, AND MOODY’S PUBLICATIONS MAY INCLUDE MOODY’S CURRENT OPINIONS OF THE RELATIVE FUTURE CREDIT RISK OF ENTITIES, CREDIT COMMITMENTS, OR DEBT OR DEBT-LIKE SECURITIES. MOODY’S DEFINES CREDIT RISK AS THE RISK THAT AN ENTITY MAY NOT MEET ITS CONTRACTUAL, FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS AS THEY COME DUE AND ANY ESTIMATED FINANCIAL LOSS IN THE EVENT OF DEFAULT. CREDIT RATINGS DO NOT ADDRESS ANY OTHER RISK, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: LIQUIDITY RISK, MARKET VALUE RISK, OR PRICE VOLATILITY. CREDIT RATINGS AND MOODY’S OPINIONS INCLUDED IN MOODY’S PUBLICATIONS ARE NOT STATEMENTS OF CURRENT OR HISTORICAL FACT. MOODY’S PUBLICATIONS MAY ALSO INCLUDE QUANTITATIVE MODEL-BASED ESTIMATES OF CREDIT RISK AND RELATED OPINIONS OR COMMENTARY PUBLISHED BY MOODY’S ANALYTICS, INC. CREDIT RATINGS AND MOODY’S PUBLICATIONS DO NOT CONSTITUTE OR PROVIDE INVESTMENT OR FINANCIAL ADVICE, AND CREDIT RATINGS AND MOODY’S PUBLICATIONS ARE NOT AND DO NOT PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO PURCHASE, SELL, OR HOLD PARTICULAR SECURITIES. NEITHER CREDIT RATINGS NOR MOODY’S PUBLICATIONS COMMENT ON THE SUITABILITY OF AN INVESTMENT FOR ANY PARTICULAR INVESTOR. MOODY’S ISSUES ITS CREDIT RATINGS AND PUBLISHES MOODY’S PUBLICATIONS WITH THE EXPECTATION AND UNDERSTANDING THAT EACH INVESTOR WILL, WITH DUE CARE, MAKE ITS OWN STUDY AND EVALUATION OF EACH SECURITY THAT IS UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR PURCHASE, HOLDING, OR SALE.
MOODY’S CREDIT RATINGS AND MOODY’S PUBLICATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY RETAIL INVESTORS AND IT WOULD BE RECKLESS AND INAPPROPRIATE FOR RETAIL INVESTORS TO USE MOODY’S CREDIT RATINGS OR MOODY’S PUBLICATIONS WHEN MAKING AN INVESTMENT DECISION. IF IN DOUBT YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR FINANCIAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVISER.
ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS PROTECTED BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COPYRIGHT LAW, AND NONE OF SUCH INFORMATION MAY BE COPIED OR OTHERWISE REPRODUCED, REPACKAGED, FURTHER TRANSMITTED, TRANSFERRED, DISSEMINATED, REDISTRIBUTED OR RESOLD, OR STORED FOR SUBSEQUENT USE FOR ANY SUCH PURPOSE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN ANY FORM OR MANNER OR BY ANY MEANS WHATSOEVER, BY ANY PERSON WITHOUT MOODY’S PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT.
CREDIT RATINGS AND MOODY’S PUBLICATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY ANY PERSON AS A BENCHMARK AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED FOR REGULATORY PURPOSES AND MUST NOT BE USED IN ANY WAY THAT COULD RESULT IN THEM BEING CONSIDERED A BENCHMARK.
All information contained herein is obtained by MOODY’S from sources believed by it to be accurate and reliable. Because of the possibility of human or mechanical error as well as other factors, however, all information contained herein is provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind. MOODY'S adopts all necessary measures so that the information it uses in assigning a credit rating is of sufficient quality and from sources MOODY'S considers to be reliable including, when appropriate, independent third-party sources. However, MOODY’S is not an auditor and cannot in every instance independently verify or validate information received in the rating process or in preparing the Moody’s publications.
To the extent permitted by law, MOODY’S and its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, licensors and suppliers disclaim liability to any person or entity for any indirect, special, consequential, or incidental losses or damages whatsoever arising from or in connection with the information contained herein or the use of or inability to use any such information, even if MOODY’S or any of its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, licensors or suppliers is advised in advance of the possibility of such losses or damages, including but not limited to: (a) any loss of present or prospective profits or (b) any loss or damage arising where the relevant financial instrument is not the subject of a particular credit rating assigned by MOODY’S.
To the extent permitted by law, MOODY’S and its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, licensors and suppliers disclaim liability for any direct or compensatory losses or damages caused to any person or entity, including but not limited to by any negligence (but excluding fraud, willful misconduct or any other type of liability that, for the avoidance of doubt, by law cannot be excluded) on the part of, or any contingency within or beyond the control of, MOODY’S or any of its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, licensors or suppliers, arising from or in connection with the information contained herein or the use of or inability to use any such information.
NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF ANY SUCH RATING OR OTHER OPINION OR INFORMATION IS GIVEN OR MADE BY MOODY’S IN ANY FORM OR MANNER WHATSOEVER.
Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., a wholly-owned credit rating agency subsidiary of Moody’s Corporation (“MCO”), hereby discloses that most issuers of debt securities (including corporate and municipal bonds, debentures, notes and commercial paper) and preferred stock rated by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. have, prior to assignment of any rating, agreed to pay to Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. for appraisal and rating services rendered by it fees ranging from $1,500 to approximately $2,500,000. MCO and MIS also maintain policies and procedures to address the independence of MIS’s ratings and rating processes. Information regarding certain affiliations that may exist between directors of MCO and rated entities, and between entities who hold ratings from MIS and have also publicly reported to the SEC an ownership interest in MCO of more than 5%, is posted annually at www.moodys.com
under the heading “Investor Relations — Corporate Governance — Director and Shareholder Affiliation Policy.”
Additional terms for Australia only: Any publication into Australia of this document is pursuant to the Australian Financial Services License of MOODY’S affiliate, Moody’s Investors Service Pty Limited ABN 61 003 399 657AFSL 336969 and/or Moody’s Analytics Australia Pty Ltd ABN 94 105 136 972 AFSL 383569 (as applicable). This document is intended to be provided only to “wholesale clients” within the meaning of section 761G of the Corporations Act 2001. By continuing to access this document from within Australia, you represent to MOODY’S that you are, or are accessing the document as a representative of, a “wholesale client” and that neither you nor the entity you represent will directly or indirectly disseminate this document or its contents to “retail clients” within the meaning of section 761G of the Corporations Act 2001. MOODY’S credit rating is an opinion as to the creditworthiness of a debt obligation of the issuer, not on the equity securities of the issuer or any form of security that is available to retail investors. It would be reckless and inappropriate for retail investors to use MOODY’S credit ratings or publications when making an investment decision. If in doubt you should contact your financial or other professional adviser.
Additional terms for Japan only: Moody's Japan K.K. (“MJKK”) is a wholly-owned credit rating agency subsidiary of Moody's Group Japan G.K., which is wholly-owned by Moody’s Overseas Holdings Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MCO. Moody’s SF Japan K.K. (“MSFJ”) is a wholly-owned credit rating agency subsidiary of MJKK. MSFJ is not a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (“NRSRO”). Therefore, credit ratings assigned by MSFJ are Non-NRSRO Credit Ratings. Non-NRSRO Credit Ratings are assigned by an entity that is not a NRSRO and, consequently, the rated obligation will not qualify for certain types of treatment under U.S. laws. MJKK and MSFJ are credit rating agencies registered with the Japan Financial Services Agency and their registration numbers are FSA Commissioner (Ratings) No. 2 and 3 respectively.
MJKK or MSFJ (as applicable) hereby disclose that most issuers of debt securities (including corporate and municipal bonds, debentures, notes and commercial paper) and preferred stock rated by MJKK or MSFJ (as applicable) have, prior to assignment of any rating, agreed to pay to MJKK or MSFJ (as applicable) for appraisal and rating services rendered by it fees ranging from JPY200,000 to approximately JPY350,000,000.
MJKK and MSFJ also maintain policies and procedures to address Japanese regulatory requirements.