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KBRA Affirms AAA Rating for Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank Bonds, Series 2022C (Stormwater Project) (Green Bonds)

7 Feb 2024   |   New York


KBRA affirms the long-term rating of AAA for the Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank Bonds, Series 2022C (Stormwater Project) (Green Bonds). The Outlook is Stable. The bonds are secured by a pledge of net system revenues of the Marion County Stormwater Management District ("the District").

A rating report will follow.

Key Credit Considerations

The rating was affirmed because of the following key credit considerations:

Credit Positives

  • The Stormwater User Fee funds essential stormwater management and mitigation initiatives, across a large, growing population and a strong, diverse employment base.
  • The current fee structure is highly affordable as the average annual residential bill is less than 0.1% of the City and the County’s 2022 personal income per capita.
  • Excellent liquidity position, with DCOH consistently above 600 days in the last five years allowing for operational flexibility.

Credit Challenges

  • Though largely mitigated by other structural strengths, the transaction does not benefit from a debt service reserve fund and the ABT of 1.25x is considered adequate.

Rating Sensitivities

For upgrade

  • Not applicable given AAA rating level.

For downgrade

  • Significant decline in DSCR due to very large increases in debt issuances accompanied by significant and prolonged deterioration in the underlying Stormwater User Fee and collection rate.
  • Deterioration in the economic base which pressures the District’s ability to collect and maintain the Stormwater User Fee revenue at a level sufficient to support future stormwater program costs.

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A description of all substantially material sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies) (inclusive of any material models and sensitivity analyses of the relevant key rating assumptions, as applicable) used in determining the credit rating is available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) located here.

Information on the meaning of each rating category can be located here.

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