Research: Rating Action: Moody’s Assigns Final Ratings to Hilton Grand Vacations Trust 2022-2

New York, August 11, 2022 — Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has assigned final ratings to notes issued by Hilton Grand Vacations Trust 2022-2 (HGVT 2022-2). HGVT 2022-2 is backed by a pool of timeshare loans issued by Hilton Resorts Corporation (HRC) or an affiliate thereof. Grand Vacations Services LLC (GVS) will manage the pool of timeshare loans issued by HRC or an affiliate thereof that are included in the transaction. HRC and GVS are indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (HGV). HGV is a global timeshare company engaged in the development, marketing, sale and management of timeshare resorts. HRC is also the performance guarantor. Computershare Trust Company, NA (Computershare) is the backup agent.

The full rating actions are as follows:

Issuer: Hilton Grand Vacations Trust 2022-2

$153,170,000, 4.30%, Class A Notes, final rating assigned Aaa (sf)

$72,960,000, 4.74%, Class B Notes, final rating assigned Aa2 (sf)

$25,710,000, 5.57%, Class C Notes, Final Assigned Rating A3 (sf)

$17,330,000, 8.73%, Class D Notes, Final Rating Assigned Baa1 (sf)

RATINGS RATIONALE

Ratings are based on the quality of the underlying collateral and its expected performance, capital structure, experience and expertise of GVS as a server agent and back-up service agreement with Computershare.

Moody’s predicted median cumulative net loss expectation for HGVT 2022-2 is 11% and loss at Aaa stress is 39%. Moody’s based its cumulative gross and net loss forecasts on an analysis of the credit quality of the underlying collateral; historical performance of similar collateral, including securitization performance and managed portfolio performance; the ability of GVS to perform maintenance functions and of Computershare to perform backup maintenance functions; and current expectations regarding the macroeconomic environment during the term of the transaction.

At Closing, Class A Notes, Class B Notes, Class C Notes and Class D Notes are expected to benefit from 46.20%, 20.10%, 10.90% and 4.70% of credit enhancement, respectively. The firm credit enhancement for the Notes consists of a combination of overcollateralization, a non-declining reserve account and subordination. Notes may also benefit from an excess spread.

MAIN METHODOLOGY

The main methodology used in these ratings was “US Vacation Timeshare Loan Securitizations Methodology” published in July 2022 and available on https://ratings.moodys.com/api/rmc-documents/390477. You can also visit the Scoring Methodologies page at https://ratings.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.

Factors that would lead to an upgrade or downgrade of ratings:

At the top

Moody’s may upgrade the B, C and D category ratings if, given current expectations of portfolio losses, the levels of credit enhancement are consistent with higher ratings. In partial sequential compensation structures, such as that of this transaction, the credit enhancement increases as a percentage of the collateral balance as recoveries repay the senior notes, until certain levels of enhancement are reached. Moody’s expectations for pool losses could decline due to better-than-expected economic improvements, changes in service practices that improve recoveries, or refinancing opportunities that result in prepayments.

Down

Moody’s could downgrade bond ratings if pool losses exceed its expectations and credit enhancement levels are consistent with lower ratings. The credit enhancement may decrease if the excess spread is not sufficient to cover losses in any given month. Moody’s expectation of pool losses may increase, for example, due to deterioration in performance resulting from a slowing U.S. economy, poor service, errors on the part of parties to transaction, inadequate transaction governance or fraud.

REGULATORY INFORMATION

For details on key rating assumptions and Moody’s sensitivity analysis, see the Methodological Assumptions and Sensitivity to Assumptions sections in the Disclosure Form. Moody’s rating symbols and definitions can be found at https://ratings.moodys.com/rating-definitions.

Further information on representations, warranties and enforcement mechanisms available to investors can be found at https://ratings.moodys.com/documents/PBS_1338612.

The analysis includes an evaluation of collateral characteristics and performance to determine expected collateral loss or a range of collateral losses or expected cash flows for rated instruments. Second, Moody’s estimates collateral losses or expected cash flows using a quantitative tool that takes into account credit enhancement, loss allocation and other structural characteristics, to derive the expected loss for each rated instrument.

Moody’s quantitative analysis involves an evaluation of scenarios that focus on factors contributing to rating sensitivity and consider the likelihood of material collateral losses or impaired cash flows. Moody’s weights the impact on rated instruments based on its assumptions of the likelihood of events in such scenarios occurring.

For ratings issued on a program, series, category/class of debt or security, this announcement provides certain regulatory information regarding each rating of a subsequently issued bond or note of the same series, category/class of debt, security or under a program for which ratings are derived exclusively from existing ratings in accordance with Moody’s rating practices. For ratings issued on a media provider, this announcement provides certain regulatory information relating to the credit rating action on the media provider and each particular credit rating action for securities whose credit ratings are derived from the support provider’s credit rating. For the provisional ratings, this press release provides certain regulatory information relating to the provisional rating assigned, and to a final rating that may be assigned after the final issuance of the debt, in each case where the structure and conditions of the transaction n have not changed prior to the final rating being assigned in a way that would have affected the rating. For more information, please see the issuer/transaction page of the respective issuer at https://ratings.moodys.com.

For all relevant securities or rated entities receiving direct credit support from the lead entity(ies) of this credit rating action, and whose ratings may change as a result of this credit rating action , the associated regulatory information will be that of the guarantor entity. Exceptions to this approach exist for the following disclosures, if applicable to the jurisdiction: Ancillary services, Disclosures to the rated entity, Disclosures to be provided by the rated entity.

The ratings have been communicated to the rated entity or its designated agent(s) and issued without modification resulting from such communication.

These ratings are solicited. Please refer to Moody’s Policy for the Designation and Assignment of Unsolicited Credit Ratings available on its website. https://ratings.moodys.com.

The regulatory information contained in this press release applies to the credit rating and, if applicable, the outlook or rating revision relating thereto.

Moody’s general principles for assessing environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in our credit analysis are available at https://ratings.moodys.com/documents/PBC_1288235.

The worldwide credit rating on this credit rating announcement was issued by one of Moody’s affiliates outside the EU and is approved by Moody’s Deutschland GmbH, An der Welle 5, Frankfurt am Main. -le-Main 60322, Germany, in accordance with Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies. Further information on the EU approval status and the Moody’s office that issued the credit rating can be found at https://ratings.moodys.com.

The worldwide credit rating on this credit rating announcement has been issued by one of Moody’s affiliates outside the UK and is approved by Moody’s Investors Service Limited, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5FA under the law applicable to credit rating agencies in the United Kingdom. . Further information on the UK endorsement status and the Moody’s office that issued the credit rating can be found at https://ratings.moodys.com.

Please see https://ratings.moodys.com for any updates on changes to the lead rating analyst and Moody’s legal entity that issued the rating.

Please see the issuer/transaction page at https://ratings.moodys.com for additional regulatory information for each credit rating.

Pedro Sancholuz Ruda
VP – Senior Credit Officer
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