NBFIs in Mexico have enacted numerous aid packages for purchasers amid the pandemic, most of which have been tailored to every shopper relying on asset class, credit score danger profiles, and historic efficiency. However, the breadth of those packages varies relying on every finance firm’s publicity to higher-risk sectors.

Generally, S&P Global Ratings expects rated Mexican NBFIs’ asset high quality to weaken and profitability to considerably drop. This might be mirrored in worsening capital metrics, decreasing corporations’ capacity to handle surprising losses. However, the affect on every firm will depend upon the publicity they should susceptible sectors and the time it takes for these sectors to get well.

Although we see important draw back dangers for finance firms from the fallout of the pandemic, when it comes to refinancing dangers, the businesses have been proactive in refinancing their issuances properly prematurely of their maturity dates.

S&P Global Ratings believes there stays a excessive diploma of uncertainty concerning the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic. Reports that at the very least one experimental vaccine is extremely efficient and may acquire preliminary approval by the tip of the 12 months are promising, however that is merely step one towards a return to social and financial normality; equally important is the widespread availability of efficient immunization, which may come by the center of subsequent 12 months. We use this assumption in assessing the financial and credit score implications related to the pandemic (see our analysis right here: www.spglobal.com/scores). As the scenario evolves, we are going to replace our assumptions and estimates accordingly.

Relief Programs Have Contained Asset Quality Decline

Since mid-March, when the COVID-19 pandemic unfold into Mexico, many Mexican NBFIs started implementing aid packages to their most susceptible purchasers. Considering that most of the NBFIs aren’t formally regulated, most of those packages have been tailored to every shopper, considering asset class, credit score danger profiles, and historic efficiency.

Generally, these aid packages consisted of curiosity and capital fee deferrals for as much as six months. These deferrals allowed the NBFIs to partially include an instantaneous and important asset high quality deterioration, and to retain strategic prospects which will get well. As proven in desk 1 under, as of June 2020 aid packages represented between 10% and 30% of NBFIs’ whole mortgage portfolio, relying on every firm’s foremost enterprise line. Companies with bigger aid packages as a proportion of whole loans are these extremely uncovered to transportation sectors equivalent to Navistar Financial, S.A. de C.V. SOFOM, E.R. (mxBBB-/Watch Pos/mxA-3) and PACCAR Financial Mexico S.A. de C.V. (mxAAA/Stable/mxA-1+), with virtually 30% and 25% respectively. Next have been firms targeted on micro-lending, equivalent to Financiera Independencia (Findep; B+/Negative/–) that reached 18%, whereas leasing firms like Unifin Financiera, S.A.B. de C.V. (BB-/Negative/–), Mexarrend, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (B/Stable/–), and Operadora de Servicios Mega, S.A. de C.V. SOFOM, E.R. (BB-/Negative/–) stood between 11% and 17%. Finally, for firms targeted on payroll loans equivalent to Credito Real, S.A.B. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. (BB/Stable/–) and Alpha Holding S.A. de C.V. (B-/Stable/–), aid packages represented lower than 10% of whole loans. This is as a result of most payroll loans have maintained a comparatively secure efficiency, particularly these from workers of presidency companies, which have not diminished their employee base in the course of the pandemic up to now.

In our opinion, some purchasers will not get well as soon as the primary wave of aid packages expire; due to this fact, we anticipate extra restructured loans in 2020-21 in comparison with previous years. In our view, finance firms will take into account restructuring loans earlier than a foreclosures or write-off. These restructures may also be tailored options relying on every shopper, circumstance, and/or anticipated conduct of the shopper. We’ll monitor the restructuring development.

Hit To Mexican Nonbank Financial Institutions’ Asset Quality Will Depend On Loan Portfolio Exposure By Sector

Delinquencies Could Rise Once Programs Expire

From a money movement perspective, curiosity and capital fee aid packages have decreased mortgage collections, and consequently, inflows and curiosity revenue technology. According to our calculations, NBFIs in Mexico decreased their mortgage collections by virtually 30% in April, May, and June, which was the bottom level for the reason that pandemic and financial lockdown started. We have seen that assortment have began to get well, nevertheless it stays under pre-pandemic ranges, persevering with to hamper money movement technology for the remainder of 2020 and doubtlessly a part of 2021.

On the asset high quality aspect, aid packages have considerably mitigated a quick deterioration of NBFIs’ delinquency ratios. However, it is nonetheless unclear if purchasers could have the capability to revive common funds as soon as the aid packages expire. This is on high of the uncertainty about how lengthy it’s going to take to totally reopen the Mexican economic system, the detrimental prospects for unemployment charges, and our expectation of a gradual financial restoration for 2021-2022. In this context, we take into account that NBFIs’ delinquency ranges and credit score losses may rise considerably relying on asset class and mortgage diversification.

Hit To Asset Quality Will Depend On Loan Portfolio Exposure By Sector

As talked about above, the affect to asset high quality ratios will partly depend upon how every NBFI’s mortgage portfolio is allotted by financial sector. The desk under reveals a heatmap by business relying on the potential downturn attributable to COVID-19. The affect descriptor (excessive, reasonable, or low) is our qualitative view of the diploma of affect to the sectors’ operations and credit score metrics.

Some industries, notably those who contain teams of individuals in shut proximity (e.g., cruises, airways, airports, gyms, theaters, eating places, retail, and many others.), might not return to pre-pandemic income ranges for a number of years. These sectors might face ongoing social distancing guidelines, resulting in capability restrictions, increased working bills, and reluctant customers till there’s widespread vaccination. More broadly, we anticipate customers will make everlasting shifts in how they work, store, and spend their leisure time even after a vaccine turns into accessible (” COVID-19 Heat Map: Updated Sector Views Show Diverging Recoveries,” Sept. 29, 2020).

Based on this evaluation, many of the Mexican NBFIs have publicity to high-risk sectors–between 20% and 70% of their business mortgage portfolios. Credito Real and Alpha Holding have comparatively low publicity to those sectors, at about 20% and 5%, respectively, as a result of the overwhelming majority of their operations are payroll loans inside authorities companies. For leasing firms (Unifin, Mexarrend, Engencap Holding, S. de R.L. de C.V. [BB-/Stable/–], and Operadora Mega), high-risk exposures symbolize between 50% and 70% of whole loans. This is as a result of business loans make up the vast majority of these firms’ operations, so we anticipate further strain on their delinquency ranges and mortgage loss reserves.

There are additionally particular instances equivalent to Toyota Financial Services Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (mxAAA/Stable/mxA-1+), Paccar, and Navistar, which traditionally have targeted solely on the auto and transportation industries, respectively. Therefore, publicity to high-risk sectors represents all of their operations. However, all three of those entities have father or mother assist and keep strong asset high quality indictors to include additional asset high quality dips and credit score losses. Another case is Findep, which has all of its publicity in microfinance. In our view, this sector has been probably the most affected within the brief time period by the pandemic results, but additionally could possibly be one of many first to get well.

Tabelle 1


Base-Case And Stress Scenarios Both Include Asset Quality Slumps

We anticipate important shocks to NBFIs this 12 months relying on the period and depth of the pandemic’s results on the economic system. Generally, we forecast weakening asset high quality indicators and considerably decrease profitability ranges. The latter might be straight mirrored in decrease capital metrics; decreasing finance firms’ (fincos) capacity to assist surprising losses.

Our base-case assumptions for rated fincos mirror a Mexican GDP contraction of 10.4% throughout 2020 after which progress of three.7% in 2021. We anticipate NBFIs’ mortgage portfolios to vary from a 5% contraction to flat progress in 2020, reflecting their dependence on the small to midsize enterprise section and riskier financial segments, which the recession will severely damage. On the profitability aspect, bottom-line outcomes might be considerably worse, dropping by between 60% and 70% in contrast with earlier 12 months figures. The decrease outcomes will primarily stem from increased new mortgage loss provisions–increasing virtually 65% in comparison with final year–, fewer charges and commissions, and pressures on web curiosity margin as a consequence of decrease rates of interest and asset high quality deterioration. Efficiency ranges will improve about 350 foundation factors (bps) reflecting the deeper drop in working revenues than bills. Thus, return on common property (ROAA) will diminish about 250 bps.

The affect of the pandemic may also damage NBFIs’ capital ranges. Flat or detrimental mortgage progress, increased overdue exposures, and a considerably drop in corporations’ inside capital technology will lower our common risk-adjusted capital (RAC) ratio forecast for 2020 by 100 bps. Finally, regardless of the measures applied to assist purchasers in the course of the recession, some purchasers will not get well, mirrored in increased overdue exposures. In this sense, we anticipate nonperforming property (NPAs) plus web charge-offs (NCOs) to extend between 40%-50% this 12 months and barely get well in 2021. Cost of danger may also rise notably–between 35%-50%–reflecting the abovementioned deterioration, and the rising price of danger will keep NBFIs’ precise reserve protection.

In our draw back situation, which displays a slower financial restoration and escalating results of the pandemic, we anticipate the mortgage portfolio to contract as much as 15% whereas working revenues lower between 15% and 25%. Profitability ranges might be detrimental in some instances and for others, web revenue will lower about 80% and effectivity ranges will worsen about 430 bps. Therefore, ROAA could possibly be detrimental or reducing 320 bps. The low inside capital technology may diminish our RAC ratio about 200bps in comparison with final 12 months’s. In this situation, we’d additionally anticipate NPAs plus NCOs to rise 80% in comparison with 2019, with reserve protection reducing 15% and price of danger rising virtually 90%.

Forecast Impacts To Mexican NBFIs’ Key Metrics For 2020
Downside situation Base-case situation
Growth portfolio (%) (15.0)-(5.0) (5.0)-5.0
Operating income progress (%) (25.0)-(15.0) (15.0)-(5.0)
New mortgage loss reserve progress (%) 85 65
Net revenue progress (%) (100.0)-(80.0) (70.0)-(60.0)
Cost to revenue (bps) 430 350
Return on property (bps) (320) (250)
Risk-adjusted capital (bp) (210) (100)
NPAs + NCOs (% progress) (80.0)-(70.0) (50.0)-(40.0)
Cost of danger (% progress) (90.0)-(80.0) (50.0)-(35.0)
Loan loss reserves/Gross NPAs (% progress) (15) 0
NBFIs’ Key Metrics As Of September 2020
NBFI Global scale ranking National scale ranking Main enterprise line Return on common property (%) NPAs/Customer loans + foreclosed property (%) NCOs/Average buyer loans (%) Abdeckung (%) Cost of danger (%)* S&P risk-adjusted capital (%)** Stress liquidity protection (x)
Unifin BB-/Negative/– mxA-/Negative/mxA-2 Leasing/SME 1.7 6.9 0.0 49.2 2.5 6.7 1.2
Mexarrend B/Stable/– mxBB+/Stable/mxB Pachten 0.2 8.9 0.2 49.7 0.9 10.8 5.7
Engencap Holding *** BB-/Stable/– NR Pachten 1.8 4.7 0.3 50.6 1.6 10.3 1.1
Crédito Real BB/Stable/– mxA/Stable/mxA-1 Payroll 1.3 1.6 3.2 217.3 3.7 12.7 3.4
Operadora de Servicios Mega BB-/Negative/– mxA-/Negative/mxA-2 KMU 3.2 3.5 0.0 57.0 1.5 13.1 2.1
Cargill NR mxA+/Negative/mxA-1 Agro financing 2.5 7.3 0.0 76.4 1.1 16.7 3.6
Financiera Independencia B+/Negative/– mxBBB-/Negative/mxA-3 Micro-lending (0.2) 7.2 17.3 184.5 24.7 8.8 2.5
Alpha Holding *** B-/Stable/– NR Payroll (7.3) 5.2 27.9 160.8 10.0 (0.4) 1.3
Toyota Financial Services Mexico NR mxAAA/Stable/mxA-1+ Auto financing 2.1 1.1 1.7 198.8 2.0 12.8 1.5
Paccar Financial NR mxAAA/Stable/mxA-1+ Truck financing/leasing 5.0 4.8 0.1 84.5 1.5 40.7 20.9
Navistar NR mxBBB-/Watch Positive/mxA-3 Truck financing/leasing 2.5 3.6 1.5 92.8 1.7 25.5 2.0

Funding And Liquidity Risks Still A Challenge

Funding sources stay one of many foremost challenges for Mexican NBFIs. Given that NBFIs do not obtain deposits, they primarily depend upon financial institution loans and debt market issuances. However, we have seen rated NBFIs additional diversifying their funding sources previously decade–entering the pandemic-related recession more healthy than previously.

The largest NBFIs have been capable of faucet world markets, which has decreased their refinancing danger as a result of this debt has longer tenors than financial institution loans and former debt issuances. Additionally, these fincos have proactively refinanced these issuances properly prematurely of maturities–unlike in the course of the 2008 monetary disaster when NBFIs had massive short-term maturities and important refinancing issues.

NBFIs’ funding combine is now divided between about 50% market debt and 50% banks, whereas previously it was primarily banks. On the market debt aspect, 30% of whole market debt is world issuances, adopted by 12% securitizations and eight% native debt. On the banking aspect, the funding is a combination between completely different business traces and growth banks. For the following 12 months, we anticipate fincos to rely extra on their credit score traces with growth banks–shifting the funding combine extra to banking–until the corporations see market alternatives, which can depend upon the period and depth of the pandemic’s results on the economic system.


Mexico’s independently owned NBFIs have primarily issued debt within the long-term market, whereas these which might be subsidiaries of worldwide teams have tapped each the short- and long-term markets. In addition, the entities’ issuances that we charge on the nationwide scale have shorter tenors than these we charge on the worldwide scale. In pursuit of longer tenors, Mexico’s most subtle NBFIs have elevated their presence in world markets.

For the following 18 months, home issuances will make up the vast majority of the maturities (about US$200 million). These issuances are primarily issued by subsidiaries of worldwide teams, which typically have increased scores and have father or mother assist, so refinancing danger must be comparatively low. However, in 2022 Mexican NBFIs have a big quantity of world issuances due–about US700 million and rising to US850 million in 2023. Considering this, we’ll monitor how open the market might be in 2021 and every agency’s refinancing technique.


Finally, our money movement evaluation for the following 12 months is constructive in our base-case and stress eventualities. As talked about above, though NBFIs’ collections have dropped as much as 30%, the fincos have been capable of keep liquidity ranges above 1x by decreasing origination and having enough refinancing constructions.

Some fincos have increased liquidity ranges than friends due to two foremost elements. First, a few of them issued at the very least US300 million in debt simply earlier than the pandemic, in order that they have extra money. Second, some have extra monetary flexibility as a result of they’re a part of a global group, mirrored in dedicated credit score amenities. We anticipate assortment to start enhancing within the following months as soon as the aid packages expire; nonetheless, we are going to proceed monitoring NBFIs’ money flows and maturity profiles.

Downside Risks For The Ratings Are Rising

So far this 12 months, we’ve lowered our scores on eight Mexican NBFIs, primarily fueled by the sovereign downgrade. In our view, Mexican fincos now face increased financial dangers due to the continued weakening economic system, the worldwide turbulence ensuing from COVID-19, and plummeting oil costs. Most of our rated fincos have speculative-grade scores between ‘BB’ and ‘B-‘. Additionally, virtually 60% of NBFIs’ outlooks are detrimental, indicating there is a one-in-three likelihood of a downgrade. We’ll proceed to watch how the results of the pandemic affect Mexican fincos’ asset high quality, profitability, and capital ranges, and the way this might have an effect on scores.


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