US and EU CLO Equity NAV by Vintage (as of 24 May 2022)
CLO Equity NAV does not mean a third-party valuation of a CLO equity tranche. Rather it means the liquidation value of the equity tranche. Basically, CLO Equity NAV is calculated by dividing the residual collateral value (MV collateral net of total CLO debt notional) by the equity tranche notional.
It is a useful metric as it is easily understood. This metric also magnifies and highlights any change in equity NAV even when the underlying collateral market value moves slightly. Still, the different opening levels (which could vary quite a bit due to different leverage ratios), distributions of par, and class X or single-B rated tranches would make the comparison between deals and managers a bit tricky.
For CLO deals that have come out of their non-call period, CLO equity NAV also allows investors to calculate the final IRRs in a redemption scenario in a more normalised market condition. Typically, a CLO equity tranche would trade higher than its equity NAV unless it is due for a call.
The table below shows the latest US CLO Equity NAV by vintage.
- Around 25% of US CLO deals saw a negative equity NAV based on loan prices as of 24 May 2022.
- 2013 and 2014 vintage deals are not in a good shape.
The table below shows the latest EU CLO Equity NAV by vintage.
- Around 15% of EU CLO deals saw a negative equity NAV based on loan prices as of 24 May 2022.
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