Self-supporting debt

Self-supporting debt

Bonds sold to finance a project that will produce enough revenue through tolls or other charges to retire the debt . See: revenue bond.

Self-Supporting Debt

A bond, especially a municipal bond, where the coupons and principal are paid with funding from the project the debt seeks to finance. It may be used, for example, to build a hospital or a toll bridge, and bondholders are repaid with the revenue the hospital or toll bridge derives. Self-supporting debt is usually slightly higher risk than a general obligation bond because if the project fails to generate revenue, the bond will default. However, self-supporting debt is generally low risk and highly liquid.
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self-supporting debt bonds at a value of USD 400 million for the benefit of
When practical, the city will develop, authorize, and issue revenue, special fee, or other self-supporting debt instruments instead of general obligation bonds.
0x when taking into account self-supporting debt service for the airport.
Direct debt is heavily subsidized by state funds totaling 65% of annual debt service, which Fitch considers to be self-supporting debt.
When self-supporting debt is excluded, Washington County is closer to the average ratios for the Maryland peer group (see Exhibit 4, for example).
Fitch no longer considers this to be self-supporting debt.
Overall net debt excludes self-supporting debt that is unlikely to be paid from the tax base itself because it has its own revenue stream (i.
MODERATE OVERALL DEBT: Overall debt levels remain moderate, aided by the city's direct debt profile that includes considerable self-supporting debt.
Beginning in fiscal 2014, a portion of the annual debt cost is expected to be offset by state transportation aid for the city's outstanding series of LTGO pass-through toll revenue bonds, though Fitch does not yet consider these reimbursements as self-supporting debt.
Overall debt of Prince George's County, excluding self-supporting debt of multiple enterprise systems, is low at about $1,950 per capita basis and 1.
Overall debt ratios, excluding self-supporting debt, are moderate with debt per capita at $3,484 and 5.
More favorably, the city maintains modest direct debt levels due in part to some self-supporting debt and a rapid amortization pace on its tax-supported debt.