NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to five categories of bonds issued by Carvana Auto Receivables Trust 2022-P3 (“CRVNA 2022-P3”), an ABS investment grade auto loan transaction.
CRVNA 2022-P3 represents ABS’s fourth securitization for Carvana, LLC (“Carvana” or the “Company”) in 2022, the eighth under its main shelf and the eighteenth overall. CRVNA 2022-P3 will issue five classes of notes (eight tranches) totaling approximately $367.3 million. The transaction is secured by $364 million in auto loans primarily to principal obligors as defined by the Company.
Carvana was launched by DriveTime Automotive Group Inc. (“DriveTime”) in 2012 as an e-commerce platform for buying used vehicles. Carvana, through its website (www.Carvana.com), offers a unique used vehicle buying experience that allows customers to purchase and finance vehicles online through an efficient and transparent process. . Originally launched in Atlanta, Georgia, Carvana has grown nationwide and now operates in 315 markets. Carvana’s business and operations fully integrate all stages of the vehicle purchase process, including vehicle acquisition, trade-in, financing and delivery.
KBRA applied its global ABS rating methodology for auto loans, as well as its global structured financial counterparty methodology and its global ESG rating methodology as part of its analysis of the transaction’s underlying collateral pool, the structure of the proposed capital and historical Carvana static pool data as well as publicly available static pool loss data for comparable auto loan originators. KBRA considered its operational review of Carvana, which was conducted at its headquarters in Tempe, AZ, as well as periodic update calls with the company. Operational agreements and legal opinions will be reviewed prior to closing.
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