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North American Bond Research – May 21, 2020

Posted on May 21, 2020
HIGH YIELD BOND RESEARCH
May 21, 2020
Bond Markets

MARKETS LOWER AS ANOTHER 2.4 MILLION AMERICANS FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT. TENSIONS WITH CHINA ALSO PUT DOWNWARD PRESSURE ON THE MARKETS. MORE EARNINGS REPORTS SHOW THE WIDESPREAD ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19. 10 Year Treasury notes were down .3 basis points. S&P -0.78%, Dow -0.41%, NASDAQ -0.97%.
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE: GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS TO DATE HAS HAD 5.2 MILLION+ CASES AND 332000+ DEATHS. IN THE UNITED STATES THE CORONAVIRUS COUNT IS 1.62 MILLION+ CASES AND 96000+ DEATHS.  Among high-grade bonds showing topmost price gains at appreciable volumes traded, Hertz Corp (The) (USD) 7% 1/15/2028 made analysts’ ‘Conviction Buy’ list. (See the chart below for Hertz Corp  bonds) Pierre Robert
Key Gainers and Losers Volume Leaders
+   Ford Motor Co. 9% 4/22/2025 +0.7%
  Ford Motor Co. 8.5% 4/21/2023 +0.8%
  Petrobras Global Finance BV 7.375% 1/17/2027 +1.2%
  Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. 9.5% 5/31/2025 +3.5%
  DCP Midstream Operating LP 7.375% PERP +4.6%
–   General Motors Co. 5.2% 4/1/2045 -5.0%
  Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LTD 3.15% 10/1/2026 -0.1%
  Vereit Operating Partnership 4.875% 6/1/2026 -0.6%
  Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LTD 2.8% 7/21/2023 -0.2%
  EQT Corp. 6.125% 2/1/2025 -1.1%
Ford Motor Co.   9% 4/22/2025
Ford Motor Co.   8.5% 4/21/2023
Petrobras Global Finance BV   7.375% 1/17/2027
General Motors Co.   5.2% 4/1/2045
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.   9.5% 5/31/2025
DCP Midstream Operating LP   7.375% PERP
Petrobras Global Finance BV   6.85% 6/5/2115
Radian Group Inc.   6.625% 3/15/2025
EQT Midstream Partners LP   4.75% 7/15/2023
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LTD   3.15% 10/1/2026
Industry Returns Tracker
Industry Past Day Past Week Past Month Past Quarter YTD Past Year
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing 0.41% 0.37% 2.09% -5.64% -3.78% 7.14%
Mining 0.85% 0.67% 6.88% -25.80% -26.36% -17.59%
Construction 0.26% 0.17% 1.10% -7.50% -5.05% 3.85%
Manufacturing 0.23% -0.08% -0.80% -8.02% -6.16% 1.50%
Transportion, Communication, Electric/Gas 0.27% 0.46% 1.20% -4.20% -1.99% 5.62%
Wholesale 0.18% 0.54% 4.07% -8.39% -7.00% -0.68%
Retail 0.29% -0.36% -0.92% -9.99% -8.40% -0.08%
Finance, Insurance, Real-Estate 0.16% -0.01% -0.60% -9.72% -8.03% -0.02%
Services 0.20% 0.21% -0.65% -7.67% -6.24% 2.19%
Public Administration 0.45% 0.45% 4.42% -7.66% -4.88% 2.98%
Energy 0.91% 1.18% 8.89% -23.44% -23.66% -16.16%
 
Total returns (non-annualized) by rating, market weighted.

New Issues Forward Calendar
1. Clearway Energy Operating (USD) 4.75% 3/15/2028 Reg S (05/19/2020): 250MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 102, Yielding 4.44%.

2. Cushman & Wakefield Inc. (USD) 6.75% 5/15/2028 144A (05/19/2020): 650MM Secured Notes, Price at Issuance 100, Yielding 6.75%.

3. Cushman & Wakefield Inc. (USD) 6.75% 5/15/2028 Reg S (05/19/2020): 650MM Secured Notes, Price at Issuance 100, Yielding 6.75%.

4. Talen Energy Supply LLC (USD) 7.625% 6/1/2028 144A (05/19/2020): 400MM Secured Notes, Price at Issuance 100, Yielding 7.63%.

5. Talen Energy Supply LLC (USD) 7.625% 6/1/2028 Reg S (05/19/2020): 400MM Secured Notes, Price at Issuance 100, Yielding 7.63%.

6. Park Intermediate Hldg LLC (USD) 7.5% 6/1/2025 Reg S (05/19/2020): 550MM Secured Notes, Price at Issuance 100, Yielding 7.5%.

7. Sanders RE II LTD (USD) FLT% 6/7/2026 (05/20/2020): 200MM Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 100.

8. Park Intermediate Hldg LLC (USD) 7.5% 6/1/2025 144A (05/20/2020): 550MM Secured Notes, Price at Issuance 100, Yielding 7.5%.

1. Xperi Corp. : $1.1B seven-year secured covenant lite TLB

2. Eldorado Resorts Inc./Caesars Entertainment Corp.: $6.4B credit facilities:$1B revolver at Eldorados; $3B seven-year cove-lite TLB due 2027 at Eldorado; $2.4B seven-year cove-lite TLB due 2027 at Caesars Resorts Collection

3. Sedgwick Claimes Management Services Inc.: $300MM TL (B2/B)

4. RSA: $1.425B credit facilities: $75MM revolver; $1B TL; $350MM TL

5. Radio Systems Corp.: $725MM Loans: $100M ABL Facility; $625MM Senior secured bridge loan

6. Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority: $100MM first lein TL (Caa1)

7. Logmein Inc.: $3.55B credit facilities: $250MM Revolver; $2.7B first lien TL; $600MM second-lien TL

8. Whole Earth Brands (ACT II GLOBAL ACQUISTION CORP.):: $235 MM credit facilities: $50MM reolver; $185MM term A

9. Championx: $537MM TL

10. Ziply Fiber: $790.5MM TLB

Additional Commentary

NEW ISSUANCE WATCH: Talen Energy Supply Inc issued 400MM in notes.
Top Widening Loans Top Narrowing Loans
American Tire Distributors Inc. (USD) TL DIP PIK L+600 09/01/2023
LGC LTD (EUR) TLB4 E+325 03/08/2023
Rubix Group (EUR) TL E+800 09/08/2025
WIRB-Copernicus Group Inc (USD) TLB L+400 01/08/2027
Distributed Power Inc. (USD) TLB L+325 11/02/2025
Digital Realty Trust LP (USD) DD L+100 01/15/2023
Visteon Corp. (USD) TLB L+175 03/24/2024
Eaglepicher Inc. (USD) TL L+725 03/09/2026
Orion EngineeRed Carbons Hldgs GmbH (USD) TLB L+200 07/25/2024
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (USD) TL2 L+450 06/29/2026

Loans and Credit Market Overview

SYNDICATED LOANS HIGHLIGHTS:

Deals recently freed for secondary trading, notable secondary activity:

  • Symantec Corp., Broadcom LTD, Toll Brothers Inc., Cole-Parmer Instrument Co.

OVERALL CREDIT MARKET:

Long-term bond yields are expected to hit a cyclical peak in 2019 given tight fiscal policy and lagging global economies. Europe remains checked by stubbornly low inflationary forces.  Positive effects remained in force:

  • TED spread held below 23 bp (basis points), as of 05/21/2020
  • Net negative capital flows into high-yield ETFs & mutual funds

 

INVESTMENT GRADE BOND RESEARCH
May 21, 2020
Bond Markets

MARKETS LOWER AS ANOTHER 2.4 MILLION AMERICANS FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT. TENSIONS WITH CHINA ALSO PUT DOWNWARD PRESSURE ON THE MARKETS. MORE EARNINGS REPORTS SHOW THE WIDESPREAD ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19. 10 Year Treasury notes were down .3 basis points. S&P -0.78%, Dow -0.41%, NASDAQ -0.97%.
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE: GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS TO DATE HAS HAD 5.2 MILLION+ CASES AND 332000+ DEATHS. IN THE UNITED STATES THE CORONAVIRUS COUNT IS 1.62 MILLION+ CASES AND 96000+ DEATHS.   Among high-grade bonds showing topmost price gains at appreciable volumes traded, Halliburton Co. (USD) 5% 11/15/2045 made analysts’ ‘Conviction Buy’ list. (See the chart below for Halliburton Co.  bonds) Pierre Robert
Key Gainers and Losers Volume Leaders
+   Boeing Co. 4.875% 5/1/2025 +0.7%
  Boeing Co. 5.805% 5/1/2050 +2.6%
  General Motors Co. 6.8% 10/1/2027 +2.6%
  Walt Disney Co. 3.6% 1/13/2051 +1.8%
  Boeing Co. 5.15% 5/1/2030 +1.7%
–   Boeing Co. 5.04% 5/1/2027 -0.3%
  Dupont de Nemours Inc. 2.169% 5/1/2023 -0.4%
  Marriott Intl Inc. 5.75% 5/1/2025 -0.1%
  Nvidia Corp. 2.85% 4/1/2030 -0.0%
  Procter & Gamble Co. 3% 3/25/2030 -0.3%
Boeing Co.   4.875% 5/1/2025
Boeing Co.   5.805% 5/1/2050
General Motors Co.   6.8% 10/1/2027
Walt Disney Co.   3.6% 1/13/2051
Boeing Co.   5.15% 5/1/2030
Boeing Co.   5.93% 5/1/2060
Comcast Corp.   3.75% 4/1/2040
Walt Disney Co.   2.65% 1/13/2031
General Electric Co.   FLT% PERP (1)
Pfizer Inc.   2.7% 5/28/2050
Industry Returns Tracker
Industry Past Day Past Week Past Month Past Quarter YTD Past Year
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing 0.52% -0.09% 0.27% -2.81% 0.18% 4.81%
Mining 0.57% 1.32% 2.45% -5.83% -3.64% 3.99%
Construction 0.11% 0.19% -0.23% -4.77% -2.07% 4.33%
Manufacturing 0.21% 0.92% -0.20% -0.32% 2.14% 9.87%
Transportion, Communication, Electric/Gas 0.25% 0.71% -0.40% -1.01% 2.15% 10.91%
Wholesale 0.17% 0.65% 0.13% -2.22% -0.15% 7.81%
Retail 0.37% 0.98% -0.37% -0.01% 2.46% 10.99%
Finance, Insurance, Real-Estate 0.15% 0.49% 0.23% -0.79% 1.22% 7.40%
Services 0.25% 0.64% -0.55% -1.23% 1.23% 8.81%
Public Administration 0.00% 0.02% 0.39% 3.12% 4.18% 6.24%
Energy 0.52% 1.31% 2.22% -5.74% -3.61% 3.91%
 
Total returns (non-annualized) by rating, market weighted.

New Issues New Issues [Continued]
1. AT&T Inc. (EUR) 1.6% 5/19/2028 (05/19/2020): 1750MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 99.926, Yielding 1.61%.

2. Kentucky Utilities Co. (USD) 3.3% 6/1/2050 (05/19/2020): 500MM Secured Notes, Price at Issuance 99.509, Yielding 3.33%.

3. National Fuel Gas Co. (USD) 5.5% 1/15/2026 (05/19/2020): 500MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 99.518, Yielding 5.6%.

4. AutoNation Inc. (USD) 4.75% 6/1/2030 (05/19/2020): 500MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 99.479, Yielding 4.82%.

5. Arizona Public Service (USD) 3.35% 5/15/2050 (05/19/2020): 600MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 99.531, Yielding 3.37%.

6. AT&T Inc. (EUR) 2.05% 5/19/2032 (05/19/2020): 750MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 99.801, Yielding 2.069%.

7. AT&T Inc. (EUR) 2.6% 5/19/2038 (05/19/2020): 500MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 99.944, Yielding 2.604%.

8. Cogent Communications Group Inc. (EUR) 4.375% 6/30/2024 (05/19/2020): 215MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 99.5, Yielding 4.51%.

9. Kentucky Utilities Co. (USD) 3.3% 6/1/2050 (05/19/2020): 500MM Secured Notes, Price at Issuance 99.509, Yielding 3.33%.

10. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (USD) VAR% 6/1/2024 (05/19/2020): 2000MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 100.

Additional Commentary

NEW ISSUANCE WATCH: on 05/21/2020 participants welcome a $500MM new corporate-bond offering by Kentucky Utilities.
Top Widening Loans Top Narrowing Loans
American Tire Distributors Inc. (USD) TL DIP PIK L+600 09/01/2023
LGC LTD (EUR) TLB4 E+325 03/08/2023
Rubix Group (EUR) TL E+800 09/08/2025
WIRB-Copernicus Group Inc (USD) TLB L+400 01/08/2027
Distributed Power Inc. (USD) TLB L+325 11/02/2025
Digital Realty Trust LP (USD) DD L+100 01/15/2023
Visteon Corp. (USD) TLB L+175 03/24/2024
Eaglepicher Inc. (USD) TL L+725 03/09/2026
Orion EngineeRed Carbons Hldgs GmbH (USD) TLB L+200 07/25/2024
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (USD) TL2 L+450 06/29/2026

Loans and Credit Market Overview

SYNDICATED LOANS HIGHLIGHTS:

Deals recently freed for secondary trading, notable secondary activity:

  • Symantec Corp., Broadcom LTD, Toll Brothers Inc., Cole-Parmer Instrument Co.

OVERALL CREDIT MARKET:

Long-term bond yields are expected to hit a cyclical peak in 2019 given tight fiscal policy and lagging global economies. Europe remains checked by stubbornly low inflationary forces.  Positive effects remained in force:

  • TED spread held below 23 bp (basis points), as of 05/21/2020
  • Net positive capital flows into high-yield ETFs & mutual funds

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