Conn's, Inc. Announces Pricing of Securitization Transaction
Highest Advance Rate and Lowest Cost of Funds since Re-entering the ABS Market in 2015
Consecutive Concurrent Issuance of Class A, B and C Notes Reflects Strong Investor Demand
The offering includes three classes of fixed rate notes: (i)
The face amount of the Class A, Class B, and Class C notes to be issued in the securitization is approximately
The all-in cost of funds of the Class A, Class B and Class C notes, including transaction costs, is approximately 5.43%, which is a 74 basis point improvement over the 6.17% all-in cost of funds, including transaction costs, for the Class A, Class B and Class C notes issued in Conn's
With the concurrent issuance of the Class A, B and C notes in this transaction, the initial advance rate of approximately 85.5% is the highest advance rate achieved in a securitization transaction since Conn's re-entered the securitization market in 2015. This is also the second consecutive transaction where Conn's concurrently issued the Class A, B and C notes, reflecting strong investor demand.
Despite the impact of Hurricane Harvey, the Company continues to demonstrate its ability to improve both its advance rate and all-in cost of funds through strong credit performance.
The notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in
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- Home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and ranges;
- Consumer electronics, including LED, OLED, Ultra HD, and internet-ready televisions, Blu-ray players, home theater and portable
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including but not limited to, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include information concerning the Company's future financial performance, business strategy, plans,
goals and objectives. Statements containing the words "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "should," or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. We can give no assurance that such statements will prove to be correct, and actual results may differ materially. A wide variety of potential risks, uncertainties, and other factors could materially affect the Company's ability to achieve the results either expressed or implied by the Company's forward-looking statements including, but not limited to: general economic conditions impacting the Company's customers or potential customers; the Company's ability to execute periodic securitizations of future originated customer loans including the sale of any remaining residual equity on favorable terms; the
Company's ability to continue existing customer financing programs or to offer new customer financing programs; changes in the delinquency status of the Company's credit portfolio; unfavorable developments in ongoing litigation; increased regulatory oversight; higher than anticipated net charge-offs in the credit portfolio; the success of the Company's planned opening of new stores; technological and market developments and sales trends for the Company's major product offerings; the Company's ability to protect against cyber-attacks or data security breaches and to protect the integrity and security of individually identifiable data of the Company's customers and employees; the Company's ability to fund its operations, capital expenditures, debt repayment and expansion from cash flows from operations, borrowings from the Company's revolving credit facility, and proceeds from accessing
debt or equity markets; the ability to continue the repurchase program; and the other risks detailed in the Company's most recent reports filed with the
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