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      Scope affirms class A of Olympia SPV S.r.l. - NPL ABS
      TUESDAY, 06/02/2024 - Scope Ratings GmbH
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      Scope affirms class A of Olympia SPV S.r.l. - NPL ABS

      Scope has reviewed the performance of Olympia SPV S.r.l. and has affirmed the rating of Class A.

      Rating action

      Scope Ratings GmbH (Scope) has reviewed the performance of the notes issued by Olympia SPV S.r.l.. The rating actions are as follows:

      Class A (ISIN IT0005468365), EUR 129.9m: affirmed at BBBSF

      Class B (ISIN IT0005468373), EUR 26.1m: not rated

      Class J (ISIN IT0005468381), EUR 2.9m: not rated


      The rating action incorporates the correction of a calculation error. Previously, the cap embedded on Class A and B Euribor component was not correctly modelled. The error is now corrected and has no impact on the Class A assigned rating. Under the corrected modelling, the cap embedded on the Euribor component of Class A and B notes has been correctly modelled.

      Scope’s review was based on servicer, investor and payment reporting as of the January 2024 payment date.

      Transaction overview

      Olympia SPV S.r.l. is a static cash securitisation of a EUR 2,168m portfolio (as of closing) by gross-book value of Italian non-performing loans originated by Unicredit S.p.A and serviced by doValue S.p.A. and doNext S.p.A. as special and master servicer. The transaction closed on 25 November 2021 and has a final maturity on 31 July 2044.

      As of 31 January 2024, aggregate net collections were EUR 174.7m. Total available gross collections are split between discounted pay-off proceeds (58.7%), judicial proceeds (32.8%), credit sale proceeds (8.2%) and other sources of collections (0.3%).

      Rating rationale

      The review addressed i) performance observed performance until the January 2024 payment date; ii) Scope’s forward-looking assumptions, which incorporate expected macroeconomic changes over the transaction’s remaining life; iii) updates to the transaction’s liability structure, liquidity, and interest rate hedging; and iv) the issuer’s exposure to key transaction counterparties.

      Beyond the key rating drivers addressed further below, the main analytical consideration is the quick pace of collections and class A deleverage. Class A note has amortised by 50.2% after four interest payment dates. The reported net proceeds cumulative collection ratio and NPV profitability ratios are 222.1% and 127.9%, respectively. An interest subordination event has not occurred as both ratios remain above the 90.0% trigger level.1

      Key rating drivers

      The transaction’s key rating drivers are aligned with those in Scope’s initial rating action release dated 25 November 2021.

      Rating-change drivers

      Positive. Consistent performance improvement in terms of secured profitability could positively impact the rating.

      Negative. Slowdown of the Italian economy driven by persistent inflationary pressures combined with tighter monetary policy, and the potential deterioration of borrowers’ affordability conditions could impair servicers’ performance on collections.2

      Quantitative analysis and assumptions

      Scope analysed cash flows reflecting the transaction’s structural features to calculate each tranche’s expected loss and weighted average life. Scope also analysed the assets to produce a rating-conditional cash flow projection of gross recoveries for the portfolio of defaulted loans.

      Sensitivity analysis

      Scope tested the rating’s resilience to deviations in expected recovery rates and recovery timing. This analysis has the sole purpose of illustrating the rating’s sensitivity to input assumptions and is not indicative of expected or likely scenarios.

      The following shows how the results for class A notes would change compared to the assigned rating in the event of:

      • 10% haircut to recoveries, zero notches
         
      • Extending the recovery by one year, zero notches

      Rating driver references
      1. Transaction documents and reporting (Confidential)
      2. Scope research

      Stress testing
      Stress testing was performed by applying Credit-Rating-adjusted recovery rate assumptions.

      Cash flow analysis
      Scope Ratings performed a cash flow analysis for the transaction using Scope Ratings Cash Flow Structured Finance Expected Loss Model Version 1.2. This incorporated the relevant asset assumptions, taking into account the transaction’s main structural features, such as the notes’ priorities of payment, size, and coupons. The outcome of the analysis is an expected loss rate and an expected weighted average life for the instruments based on the generated cash flows.

      Methodology
      The methodologies used for this Credit Rating, (Non-Performing Loan ABS Rating Methodology, 3 August 2023; Counterparty Risk Methodology, 13 July 2023; General Structured Finance Rating Methodology, 25 January 2023), are available on https://www.scoperatings.com/ratings-and-research/structured-finance/methodologies.
      The model used for this Credit Rating is (Cash Flow Structured Finance Expected Loss Model Version 1.2), available in Scope Ratings’ list of models, published under https://www.scoperatings.com/ratings-and-research/structured-finance/methodologies.
      Information on the meaning of each Credit Rating category, including definitions of default, recoveries, Outlooks and Under Review, can be viewed in ‘Rating Definitions – Credit Ratings, Ancillary and Other Services’, published on https://www.scoperatings.com/governance-and-policies/rating-governance/definitions-and-scales. Historical default rates of the entities rated by Scope Ratings can be viewed in the Credit Rating performance report at https://scoperatings.com/governance-and-policies/regulatory/eu-regulation. Also refer to the central platform (CEREP) of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA): http://cerep.esma.europa.eu/cerep-web/statistics/defaults.xhtml. A comprehensive clarification of Scope Ratings’ definitions of default and Credit Rating notations can be found at https://www.scoperatings.com/governance-and-policies/rating-governance/definitions-and-scales. Guidance and information on how environmental, social or governance factors (ESG factors) are incorporated into the Credit Rating can be found in the respective sections of the methodologies or guidance documents provided on https://scoperatings.com/governance-and-policies/rating-governance/methodologies.

      Solicitation, key sources and quality of information
      The Rated Entity and/or its Related Third Parties participated in the Credit Rating process.
      The following substantially material sources of information were used to prepare the Credit Rating: public domain, the Rated Entity, the Rated Entities’ Related Third Parties, third parties and Scope Ratings’ internal sources.
      Scope Ratings considers the quality of information available to Scope Ratings on the Rated Entity or instrument to be satisfactory. The information and data supporting the Credit Rating originate from sources Scope Ratings considers to be reliable and accurate. Scope Ratings does not, however, independently verify the reliability and accuracy of the information and data.
      Scope Ratings has received a third-party asset due diligence assessment. The external due diligence assessment was considered when preparing the Credit Rating and it has no impact on the Credit Rating.
      Prior to the issuance of the Credit Rating action, the Rated Entity was given the opportunity to review the Credit Rating and the principal grounds on which the Credit Rating are based. Following that review, the Credit Rating was not amended before being issued.

      Regulatory disclosures
      This Credit Rating was issued by Scope Ratings GmbH, Lennéstraße 5, D-10785 Berlin, Tel +49 30 27891-0. The Credit Rating is UK-endorsed.
      Lead analyst: Stefano Bracchi, Associate Analyst.
      Person responsible for approval of the Credit Rating: Antonio Casado, Managing Director
      The Credit Rating was first released by Scope Ratings on 25 November 2021.

      Potential conflicts
      See www.scoperatings.com under Governance & Policies/Regulatory for a list of potential conflicts of interest disclosures related to the issuance of Credit Ratings.

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      © 2024 Scope SE & Co. KGaA and all its subsidiaries including Scope Ratings GmbH, Scope Ratings UK Limited, Scope Fund Analysis GmbH, and Scope ESG Analysis GmbH (collectively, Scope). All rights reserved. The information and data supporting Scope’s ratings, rating reports, rating opinions and related research and credit opinions originate from sources Scope considers to be reliable and accurate. Scope does not, however, independently verify the reliability and accuracy of the information and data. Scope’s ratings, rating reports, rating opinions, or related research and credit opinions are provided ‘as is’ without any representation or warranty of any kind. In no circumstance shall Scope or its directors, officers, employees and other representatives be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental or other damages, expenses of any kind, or losses arising from any use of Scope’s ratings, rating reports, rating opinions, related research or credit opinions. Ratings and other related credit opinions issued by Scope are, and have to be viewed by any party as, opinions on relative credit risk and not a statement of fact or recommendation to purchase, hold or sell securities. Past performance does not necessarily predict future results. Any report issued by Scope is not a prospectus or similar document related to a debt security or issuing entity. Scope issues credit ratings and related research and opinions with the understanding and expectation that parties using them will assess independently the suitability of each security for investment or transaction purposes. Scope’s credit ratings address relative credit risk, they do not address other risks such as market, liquidity, legal, or volatility. The information and data included herein is protected by copyright and other laws. To reproduce, transmit, transfer, disseminate, translate, resell, or store for subsequent use for any such purpose the information and data contained herein, contact Scope Ratings GmbH at Lennéstraße 5 D-10785 Berlin.

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