Press Release

Morningstar DBRS Upgrades GMF Prime Automobile Trust 2021-PP4 Credit Rating

Auto
February 13, 2024

DBRS, Inc. (Morningstar DBRS) upgraded its credit rating from GMF Prime Automobile Trust 2021-PP4.

The credit rating action is based on the following analytical considerations:

-- The transaction assumptions consider Morningstar DBRS’ baseline macroeconomic scenarios for rated sovereign economies, available in its commentary Baseline Macroeconomic Scenarios For Rated Sovereigns - December 2023 Update, published on December 19, 2023. These baseline macroeconomic scenarios replace Morningstar DBRS’ moderate and adverse COVID-19 pandemic scenarios, which were first published in April 2020.

-- The transaction parties’ capabilities with regard to originating, underwriting, and servicing.

-- The credit rating action is the result of collateral performance to date and Morningstar DBRS’ assessment of future performance assumptions.

-- Transaction capital structure and form and sufficiency of available credit enhancement. The current level of hard credit enhancement and estimated excess spread are sufficient to support the Morningstar DBRS projected remaining cumulative net loss assumption at a multiple of coverage commensurate with the credit ratings.

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE CONSIDERATIONS
There were no Environmental/Social/Governance factors that had a significant or relevant effect on the credit analysis.

A description of how Morningstar DBRS considers ESG factors within the Morningstar DBRS analytical framework can be found in the Morningstar DBRS Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings (January 23, 2024) at https://dbrs.morningstar.com/research/427030.

Notes:
The principal methodology applicable to the credit ratings is DBRS Morningstar Master U.S. ABS Surveillance (October 22, 2023), https://dbrs.morningstar.com/research/422279.

Other methodologies referenced in this transaction are listed at the end of this press release.

The credit rating was initiated at the request of the rated entity.

The rated entity or its related entities did participate in the credit rating process for this credit rating action.

Morningstar DBRS had access to the accounts, management, and other relevant internal documents of the rated entity or its related entities in connection with this credit rating action.

This is a solicited credit rating.

Please see the related appendix for additional information regarding the sensitivity of assumptions used in the credit rating process.

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The credit rating methodologies used in the analysis of this transaction can be found at: https://dbrs.morningstar.com/about/methodologies.

-- Operational Risk Assessment for U.S. ABS Servicers (July 20, 2023),
https://dbrs.morningstar.com/research/417415
-- Operational Risk Assessment for U.S. ABS Originators (July 20, 2023),
https://dbrs.morningstar.com/research/417416
--Interest Rate Stresses for U.S. Structured Finance Transactions (June 9, 2023)
https://dbrs.morningstar.com/research/427281
-- Legal Criteria for U.S. Structured Finance (December 7, 2023),
https://dbrs.morningstar.com/research/425081
-- Rating U.S. Structured Finance Transactions (October 30, 2023),
https://dbrs.morningstar.com/research/422592
-- Rating U.S. Retail Auto Loan Securitizations (May 9, 2023),
https://dbrs.morningstar.com/research/413731

For more information on this credit or on this industry, visit https://dbrs.morningstar.com or contact us at [email protected].

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