High Yield Corporate Bond Issuance

Data provided by Dealogic & Credit Market Daily

The bar graphs below illustrate the trend in the growth and trends in corporate bond issuance in the euro-denominated bond market.

i) HY Corporate Bond Issuance Since 2003

We might have had zero issuance in high yield in December and just €1.8bn in November, but we still managed €62bn for the full year in 2018. Coming home on the heels of that record supply in 2017 of €75bn, the year was a good one nevertheless. So as we head into 2019, our view is that we will see just €45bn of deals in the high yield market. That’s back to the pre-ECB QE non-manipulated level. It won’t bring too many problems in a refinancing aspect, because the wall of funding has been pushed back a few years.



ii) Monthly HY Corporate Bond Issuance

In the high yield market, we had just 4 borrowers in the market in the month and two of those were blue chip national-like champions, albeit from the periphery (TIM and EDP). We had just €2.8bn issued in the month versus €5bn in the corresponding month last year.

Inevitably, we are not going to get close to last year’s total (€62bn) given that we think the slowing economy is going to make it a little more difficult for borrowers to access the markets amid periods of market volatility. Still, we ought to be looking at around €45bn for the full year which is closer to the long term average for this market.

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