agreements are structured so that payments due to Swapco
are made in advance of Swapco's payments to counterpar-
ties, which serves as an additional liquidity cushion.
Swapco has the ability to issue short- and long-term debt
to fund collateral posted under bilateral agreements. Fitch
has indicated that it would rate up to $250 million in senior
long-term debt and short-term debt 'AAA' and 'F-1+',
At Sept. 30, 1995, Swapco had $356 million of capital to
support $691 million replacement value of counterparty
receivables with an average 'AA' rating. Capital require-
ments are calculated daily using a dynamic approach that
incorporates counterparty credit quality, portfolio diversi-
fication, and sovereign risk. The company is required to
maintain $175 million as a minimum level of capital.
Dividend payments may be made only if they do not result
in a capital shortfall.
Swapco generated net income of $21.0 million for the
nine-month period ending Sept. 30, 1995, compared with
$10.1 million for full-year 1994. For 1995's first three
quarters, total revenues (net of interest expense) were
$45.5 million, compared with $27.8 million for all of
1994. Net interest income accounted for 42% of revenues
in 1995, with the balance from intermediation, guarantee,
and management fees charged to affiliates. Operating
expenses consist of management fees and affiliate sales
commissions, compensation, professional services, occu-
pancy, and other. Operating expenses totaled $14.7 million
for 1995's first three quarters, compared with $15.8 million
for all of 1994.
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