1. Qantas 2021 offers a strong 7.26% running yield and 6.90% yield to maturity.
2. Investors can enhance and diversify their portfolio by investing in Qantas high yield bonds backed by strong assets
The new high yield Qantas fixed rate bond was added to FIIG’s DirectBonds list last week. The bond is available to wholesale clients in a minimum parcel size of $10,000 and offered at 6.90% (Table 1). The new Qantas 2021 bond matures in seven years and has a similar structure to the 2022 bond, with the same step up clauses. This new over-the-counter senior secured debt issue is viewed as a good first bond for new investors and offers excellent relative-value returns.
Qantas remains one of our favourite high yield bonds. The strength of the Qantas credit lies in the significant asset base of the company, the market capitalisation of the business (over $2.93bn at the time of writing), its leading position in Australia’s domestic market and the value of the Qantas brand as one of Australia’s best known brands internationally. For the latest Qantas research report, please click here.
Retail and wholesale investors can purchase the 2020 bonds in $10,000 parcels. While the 2021 and 2022 bonds can only be accessed by wholesale investors in $10,000 minimum face value parcels.
Please speak to your FIIG representative if you are interested in any of these bonds. All prices and yields are a guide only and subject to market availability. FIIG does not make a market in these securities.
Call date - the date prior to maturity on which a callable bond may be redeemed by the issuer. If the issuer determines there is a benefit to refinancing the issue, the bond may be redeemed on the call date, at par, or at a small premium to par depending on the terms of the call option.
Capital price – also referred to as “clean price” and does not include any accrued interest.
Face value - is the initial capital value of the bond and the amount repaid to the bondholder on its maturity, usually $100.
Maturity - this is the date when the bond is due for repayment by the issuer. The principal plus any outstanding interest of a particular security will be repaid on this date.
Running yield - uses the current price of a bond instead of its face value and represents the return an investor would expect if he or she purchased a bond and held it for a year. It is calculated by dividing the coupon by the market price.
Yield to maturity - the return an investor will receive if they buy a bond and hold the bond to maturity. It is the annualised return based on all coupon payments plus the face value or the market price if it was purchased on a secondary market. Yield to maturity thus includes any gain or loss if the security was purchased at a discount (below face value) or premium (above face value). It refers to the interest or dividends received from a security and is usually expressed annually or semi-annually as a percentage based on the investment’s cost, its current market value or its face value. Bond yields may be quoted either as an absolute rate or as a margin to the interest rate swap rate for the same maturity. It is a useful indicator of value because it allows for direct comparison between different types of securities with various maturities and credit risk. Note that the calculation makes the assumption that all coupon payments can be reinvested at the yield to maturity rate. Also, the yield and coupon are different.