NEW YORK, September 16, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to eight classes of notes issued by Carvana Auto Receivables Trust 2021-P3 ("CRVNA 2021-P3"), an auto loan ABS transaction.
CRVNA 2021-P3 represents the sixth term ABS securitization for the Company in 2021, the fourth under its prime shelf, and the twelfth overall. CRVNA 2021-P3 will issue eight classes of notes totaling approximately $1.1 billion. The transaction is collateralized by approximately $1.035 billion of automobile loans to primarily prime obligors as defined by the Company.
Carvana was launched out of DriveTime Automotive Group Inc. ("DriveTime") in 2012 as an eCommerce platform for buying used vehicles. Carvana, through its website (www.Carvana.com), offers a unique used vehicle buying experience that enables customers to purchase and finance vehicles online through an efficient and transparent process. Initially launched in Atlanta, Georgia, Carvana has expanded nationally and is now operating in 303 markets. Carvana’s business and operations fully integrate all steps of the vehicle purchase process including vehicle acquisition, trade-in, financing, and delivery.
KBRA applied its Auto Loan ABS Global Rating Methodology, as well as its Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology and ESG Global Rating Methodology as part of its analysis of the transaction’s underlying collateral pool, the proposed capital structure and Carvana’s historical 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 Tempe, AZ headquarters in February 2019, as well periodic update calls with the Company. Operative agreements and legal opinions will be reviewed prior to closing.
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