This week, the bonds market traded on slightly bearish sentiments as investors traded cautiously due to the postponed elections and in anticipation of the bond auction which held on Wednesday. Consequently, average yield across tenors inched northwards by 4bps to 15.0% from 15.1% recorded the previous week following sustained sell pressures on the 16-Aug-19 (-68bps W-o-W) and 20-Sep-19 (-62bps W-o-W) maturities.
At the Bond auction which held on Wednesday, the Debt Management Office (“DMO”) offered a total of
N150.0bn across the 5-, 7- and 10-year bonds ( N50.0bn apiece). The total offer had a bid-to-cover ratio of 1.6x following the oversubscription of the 10-year bond (total subscription of N196.0bn) while the short- and medium-term offers witnessed low demand with a subscription of N9.5bn and N28.9bn respectively. Please see details below:
|12.75% FGN APR 2023||13.53% FGN MAR 2025||13.98% FGN FEB 2028|
|Term-To-Maturity:||4 Years, 2 Months||6 Years, 1 Month||9 Years|
|Range of Bids:||14.5000% – 16.0000%||14.2000% – 16.3000%||13.0000% – 16.0000%|
|Previous Stop Rates:||15.2000%||15.2500%||15.3500%|
|Bid to Cover Ratio:||0.2x||0.6x||3.9x|
Going into the week, we anticipate that there will be a reversal of this bearish trend as we expect coupon payments worth
N26.3bn to improve demand levels and advise investors to take advantage of the attractive yields on the 2020s maturities.
Please see indicative FGN bond rates below:
|Bond||Tenor (Years)||Yield (%)||Coupon (%)||Implied Price (N)|
Rates are valid till 01:45pm today (25-Feb-2019)
*Please note that the minimum subscription for Bonds is N20,000,000.00
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