Payment-In-Kind Bond

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Payment-In-Kind Bond

A bond in which coupon payments come in the form of more bonds, rather than cash. At times, the investor has the option of choosing whether to accept cash or payment-in-kind, but more often this option resides with the issuer. A problem with PIK bonds for the issuer is the fact that it becomes tempting to pay coupons with more debt rather than cash when the company has a liquidity problem. Of course, doing this often only adds to the issuer's liquidity problems. This type of bond was not unusual during the private equity boom in the mid-2000s, but became rare during the credit crunch at the end of the decade.
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a semi-annual paying asset in a quarterly-paying liabilities CDO transaction), and PIK securities.
PIK securities pose an interesting concern for a CDO transaction because there is no guarantee that these assets will resume current interest payments in cash or will repay the interest that has been deferred and capitalized and the interest due on such deferred interest.
For the purpose of the interest coverage test, the interest due on PIK securities is excluded from the interest coverage test once a payment of interest has been deferred.
For the purpose of the par value test, the PIK securities are treated in a special manner.
In addition, if the percentage of PIK securities within a CDO transaction exceeds 5%, it is likely that Standard & Poor's will request that the excess of the 5% of these securities be subjected to additional liquidity stresses to demonstrate the transaction's ability to pay timely interest on the rated liabilities.
A special consideration is given to PIK securities within a CDO of CDOs transaetion, where a great percentage (up to 100%) of the underlying assets may pay ha kind.
The majority of the PIK securities are not expected to become current on interest payments again or to provide significant principal proceeds by maturity.
19, 2008, defaulted and deferred interest PIK securities constitute 4.
As per the latest Trustee report dated July 30th, 2008, defaulted and deferred interest PIK securities constitute 10.
As per the latest Trustee report dated June 07, 2008, defaulted and deferred interest PIK securities constitute 51%, or $882.
As per the latest Trustee report dated July 02, 2008, defaulted and deferred interest PIK securities constitute 61.
An event of default has occurred and is continuing whereby the sum of the principal balances of all non-defaulted/deferred interest PIK securities, the calculation amount of all defaulted/deferred interest PIK bonds and the total amount of cash and eligible investments on deposit in the principal collection account is not at least equal to the outstanding amount of rated notes.