Securitization in Focus — August 2023
Asset-Backed Securities (ABS)
|Up to 0.37
||Up to 4.87
|Up to 0.80
|| Up to 10.60
Voluntary prepayment speeds slowed month over month and year over year for prime and subprime auto deals as consumers deal with back-to-school expenses and tax refunds have been expended.
Consumer ABS (%)
(loans generated online) (YoY)
Consumer ABS Loans (YoY)
Credit Card (MoM)
Residential Mortgage- Backed Securities (RMBS)
60+ Day Delinquencies
The S&P/Case-Shiller US National Home Price Index has returned to mid-2022 post-COVID peak, despite significant increases in mortgage rates since the Fed began this tightening cycle.
S&P/ Case-Schiller US National Home Price Index
Commercial Mortgage- Backed Securities (CMBS)
About the fundamentals2
High-quality CMBS offer decent spread pick-up relative to single-A corporates in the current market.
Hurricane Idalia impacts
- Increase in hotel and self-storage demand
- Rebuilding positive for local economy
- Spike in special servicing and delinquencies
418 CMBS loans
$8.9B total balance
>50% tied to multifamily
47% exposure in Tampa Bay
*Securitized deals usually have specific language around flood insurance because flood insurance is often not covered by an “all risk” policy.
Sources: Deutsche Bank, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Bloomberg.
1Non-qualified mortgages are non-standard mortgages for borrowers that do not meet requirements of typical qualified mortgages, i.e., alternative income documentation, higher debt limits, higher down payments, etc.
2SASB — Single asset, single borrower. CRE CLO — Commercial real estate collateralized loan obligation.
Bonds rated AAA, AA, A and BBB are considered investment grade.
ICE BofA CMBS Fixed Rate AAA 7-10 Year Index measures the performance of US dollar denominated AAA-rated commercial mortgage-backed securities with a remaining term to maturity of greater than or equal to 7 years and less than 10 years in the US domestic market. ICE BofA Single-A US Corporate Index measures the performance of US dollar denominated A-rated corporate debt publicly issued in the US domestic market. S&P/Case-Shiller US National Home Price Index measures changes in the total value of all existing single-family housing stock.
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The views expressed are those of Diamond Hill as of September 2023 and are subject to change without notice. These opinions are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future results or investment advice. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
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