In regards to the ballpark fiasco, the city has issued four Series A bonds and one Series B bond. For more information on the bonds, please visit this page.
The Series B Bond (CUSIP 283738AE2), the taxable one, is listed for $15,660,000 at an initial offering percent of 100.117% with an initial offering yield of 7.24%. The interest rate listed is 7.25%. The maturity date for this Bond is August 15, 2043.
The Series A is divided into four offerings as follows:
1. CUSIP: 283738AA0; Maturity: 08/15/2023; Interest Rate: 6.25%; Principal: $5,170,000; Initial Offering Price: 107.757%; Initial Offering Yield is 5.24%.
2. CUSIP: 283738AB6; Maturity: 08/15/2027; Interest Rate: 7%; Principal: $5,000,000; Initial Offering Price: 107.661%; Initial Offering Yield is 4.85%.
3. CUSIP: 283738AC6; Maturity: 08/15/2038; Interest Rate: 7.25%; Principal: $22,500,000; Initial Offering Price: 109.661%; Initial Offering Yield is 5.95%.
4. CUSIP: 283738AD4; Maturity: 08/15/2023; Interest Rate: 7%; Principal: $12,455,000; Initial Offering Price: 110.54%; Initial Offering Yield is 4.009%.
All five Series have been given an S&P LT Rating of “AA-“.
It is my understanding that once the Bonds enter the secondary market, those interested in purchasing bonds would have to do so in lots of $5,000.
From a novice’s point of view the interest rate spread seems to me to be higher than normal for this type of offering. Maybe someone with more knowledge can set me straight.