Alphabet has taken $10 billion in the bond market at a record low interest rate

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Alphabet has taken $10 billion in the bond market at a record low interest rate

07.08.2020 News

On August 3, Alphabet issued bonds worth $10 billion. This is the largest issue of debt securities in the history of the company, according to the Reuters.

With $ 10 billion bond tranche allocated $ 1 billion with a maturity of 5 years and a coupon of 0.45%. The $4.5 billion tranches with maturities of 7, 20 and 40 years will be spent on “corporate goals”, including new acquisition. The remaining $5.5 billion will go to environmental, social and governance initiatives.

0.45% is one of the lowest coupon interest rates: lower yield only released on June 2020 the first three years of structural notes c Amazon coupon of 0.4%. In 2013, $1.5 billion worth of bonds with a coupon of 0.45% and a maturity of five years were edited by Apple. For Alphabet lowest coupon yield was recorded in 2014 – when it was 1.25%.

Reuters notes that low interest rates and the program to buy corporate bonds of the Federal Reserve support the emissions of debt bonds.

“There are a very short list of upscale companies that have not suffered from the recession, and Google is one of them,” – the agency quotes the words of the head of the fixed income department of Brown Advisory Tom Graff. According to him, the rate of 0.45% exceeds twice the yield of five-year US Treasury bonds (US Treasuries).

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