SBA Prepay Commentary

February SBA Prepayment Speeds

February 2019


In total, Equipment and Real-Estate SBA 7(a) pools both posted pretty dramatic declines after increasing the prior month. The government shutdown didn’t affect the processing of loan payments, so that should have no bearing on the speeds we see. Equipment pools, overall, printed a CPR of 13.62, but this warrants taking a deeper look at the vintage buckets. Real-Estate pools posted a 15.76 CPR for the month, a decline of 2.65 from the previous month.


Equipment Loan Pools

While in total, CPRs for the Equipment pool population decreased from 15.09 to 13.62, the vast majority of the decline can be attributed to the nearly 6 CPR decline in the 2017 vintage. Last month, the 2017 vintage posted a comparatively outsized increase. Certainly some choppiness in the comparison but I’d expect the 2017 vintage to revert back towards the mean.



Real-Estate Loan Pools

Real-Estate speeds by vintage were more uniform. Every vintage of consequence (save 2018 and 2014) posted declines. The largest, and most curious decline in my opinion, is the 2015 vintage CPR getting chopped nearly in half compared to the previous month. Historically, around this point in a Real-Estate pool, speeds level off around 25 CPR +/-. We should keep an eye on this vintage over the next couple of months to see if there is a push back towards the average.



A Couple Thoughts


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Prepared according to methodologies described by SIFMA.

Kevin A. Smith, CFA

SVP, Director Investment Product Strategies

Vining Sparks

Adam Hofer

Analyst, Investment Product Strategies

Vining Sparks

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