Approximately JPY 13.0 billion in Senior Beneficial Interests and Trust ABL affected
Tokyo, November 26, 2010 -- Moody's Japan K.K. has assigned provisional ratings to the
NBL-1012 transaction, amounting to totaling approximately
JPY 13.0 billion, backed by auto loan receivables.
The ratings address the expected loss posed to investors by the final
maturity date. The structure allows for timely payments of dividends
(in scheduled amounts, on scheduled payment dates), timely
payments of interest, and ultimate payment of principal by the final
Moody's issues provisional ratings in advance of the final sale of securities.
These ratings, however, represent Moody's preliminary credit
opinions only. Upon a conclusive review of the transaction and
associated documentation, Moody's will endeavor to assign definitive
ratings to the securities. Definitive ratings may differ from provisional
ratings. The provisional ratings are based on information received
as of November 25, 2010.
The complete rating actions are as follows:
Deal Name: NBL-1012
Class, Dividend/Interest, Rating
Class A Senior Beneficial Interests, Fixed, (P)Aaa (sf)
Class B Senior Beneficial Interests, Fixed, (P)Aaa (sf)
Class A Trust ABL, Fixed, (P)Aaa (sf)
Class B Trust ABL, Fixed, (P)Aaa (sf)
Scheduled Total Issue Amount*: Approximately JPY 13.0
Payment Frequency: Monthly
Scheduled Entrustment Date: December 17, 2010
Scheduled Transfer Date of Beneficial Interests / Scheduled Loan Funding
Date: December 29, 2010
Final Maturity Date/Final Payment Date: December 25, 2018
Underlying Asset: Auto loan receivables
Seller (Originator/Initial Servicer): Orient Corporation ("Orico",A3)
Trustee: Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
Arranger/Underwriter: Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
*Total issue amount may be subject to change.
The underlying assets consist of auto loan receivables originated by Orico
under the "New Budget Loan" program.
Unlike typical auto loans, this type of loan allows obligors to
set irregular payment schedules and make partial prepayments. The
underlying pool will mainly consist of the loans, which also allow
obligors to skip payments and change payment schedules during the loan
periods (under specific conditions).
This program has allowed Orico to raise its balance, as it was able
to originate JPY 100 billion in New Budget Loans between April 2009 and
This deal's underlying assets will include guaranteed loans with
higher interest rates.
The seller will entrust a pool of its auto loan receivables to the Trustee,
and the Trustee will issue the Senior Beneficial Interests (Class A and
B Senior Beneficial Interests) and the Subordinated Beneficial Interest.
Entrustment of the receivables will be perfected against third parties
under the Perfection Law (the Law Prescribing Exceptions, Etc.
to the Civil Code Requirement for Setting Up Against a Third Party to
an Assignment of Claims and Chattels). Perfection against obligors
will not be made unless certain events occur.
The Trustee will use the proceeds from a limited recourse loan (Class
A and B Trust ABL) -- procured from the ABL investors --
to redeem part of the Senior Beneficial Interests.
Orico will hold the Subordinated Beneficial Interest, but will transfer
the Senior Beneficial Interests (excluding the portion redeemed by the
Trust ABL) to the investors through MHSC. The transfer will be
perfected against relevant obligors and third parties under Article 94
of Japan's Trust Law.
Credit enhancement is provided by the senior/subordinated structure and
available excess spread. Subordination comprises approximately
21.5% of the total of the total outstanding amount of the
The Class A Beneficial Interests and the Class A Trust ABL will be redeemed
in a scheduled monthly amortization. The Class B Beneficial Interests
and Class B Trust ABL will be redeemed on a monthly pass-through
basis. The Subordinated Beneficial Interest will be redeemed to
the extent that the required enhancement level is maintained.
If any early amortization events occur, the dividend waterfall to
the Subordinated Beneficial Interests will be suspended, and excess
spread will be used to redeem the Senior Beneficial Interests and the
Key early amortization events include a servicer replacement event occurring,
or asset performance triggers being reached.
In preparation for servicer replacement, liquidity will be provided
in the form of a cash reserve at closing. This reserve will cover
dividend/interest payments on the Senior Beneficial Interests and the
Trust ABL, trust fees, and fees relating to start back-up
servicer operations, etc. If any servicer replacement events
occur, the Trustee can dismiss the Servicer. A back-up
servicer will be appointed at closing.
Commingling risk is covered by the Subordinated Beneficial Interest.
The ratings are based mainly on the strength of transaction structure,
the credit of the receivables, and the servicer's experience.
Moody's estimated the annualized expected default rate of the underlying
assets at approximately 2.8%, taking into consideration
receivable attributes, historical data on the seller's entire
pool, performance data on existing securitization pools, and
industry trends. (These parameters are based on Moody's definition
for analytical purposes, and thus may not be comparable to other
To determine the rating, Moody's also conducted a cash flow
analysis by adding stress consistent with the assigned rating on parameters,
such as the expected default rate.
Moody's assumes that, given the structure of the transaction
as well as other factors, the risk of interruption to the cash flow
from the assets in the event of the seller's or the Asset Trustee's
bankruptcy is sufficiently minimized to achieve the rating assigned.
Moody's examined the seller's operations and considers it
sufficiently capable of servicing the underlying pool as initial servicer,
given its substantial experience in the auto loan industry.
Orient Corporation, established in 1951 and headquartered in Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, is a major Japanese finance company. Its main lines
of business include credit card shopping, installment shopping credit,
credit guarantee, and loan.
As of end-September 2010, Orico had total consolidated assets
of approximately JPY 4,342.7 billion and net assets of JPY
193.8 billion. Orico's auto loan receivables (non-consolidated
and including securitized receivables) totaled approximately JPY 1,363.2
On September 22, 2010, Orico announced that preferred shares
of Orico -- held by Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (MHBK)
and Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. (MHCB) -- were
converted into common shares.
After the conversion, common shares held by Mizuho Financial Group
(MHFG), the holding company of MHBK, MHCB and MHTB,
amounted to a total 27.2%, and Orico became an equity
method affiliate of MHFG.
The principal methodology used in this rating was "Moody's Approach
to Rating Japanese Auto Loan ABS," published on September
30, 2010 on www.moodys.co.jp. In this
rating process, Moody's may have considered other factors.
Moody's did not receive or take into account any third-party
due diligence reports on the underlying assets or financial instruments
in this transaction.
The V Score for this transaction is Low/Medium, which is a little
worse than the Low V score assigned to the Japanese auto loan ABS sector.
The difference stems from the transaction's loan characteristics
and the data period for "New Budget Loans". In Moody's view,
1) the amount of supplemental data it has received from the originator
and from the monitoring analysis of the previous series is sufficient
to assign the ratings and 2) the favourable senior ABS structure contributes
to rating stabilization.
Moody's V Scores provide a relative assessment of the quality of available
credit information and the potential variability of various inputs in
a rating determination. The V Score ranks transactions by the potential
for significant rating changes owing to uncertainty about the assumptions
due to data quality, historical performance, the level of
disclosure, transaction complexity, modeling, and the
transaction governance that underlie the ratings. V Scores apply
to the entire transaction, not to individual tranches.
If the transaction default rate used in determining the initial rating
were changed to 3.5% or 4.5%, the model
output for Senior Beneficial Interests and the Trust ABL in these two
scenarios would be zero notches down (Aaa) for a 3.5% default
rate, and one notches down (Aa1) for a 4.5% default
rate (the "parameter sensitivities"). Parameter sensitivities
are not intended to measure how the rating of the security might migrate
over time; rather, they are designed to provide a quantitative
calculation of how the initial rating might change if key input parameters
used in the initial rating process differed. The analysis assumes
that the deal has not aged, and does not factor structural features
such as sequential payment effect. Parameter sensitivities reflect
only the ratings impact of each scenario from a quantitative/model-indicated
standpoint. Qualitative factors are also taken into consideration
in the ratings process, so the actual ratings that would be assigned
in each case could vary from the information presented in the parameter
The methodology, "Updated Report on V Scores and Parameter
Sensitivities for Structured Finance Securities," published
on September 30, 2010 and "V Scores and Parameter Sensitivities
in the Non-U.S. Vehicle ABS Sector," published
on September 30, 2010, are available on www.moodys.co.jp.
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