Negative Earnings Growth for US Leveraged Loan Issuers

"Downshifting profit growth in 2016 reached stall speed for leveraged loan issuers early this year"

"First-quarter earnings for S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index issuers that publicly file financial results revealed the first negative year-on-year aggregate reading for EBITDA since the first half of 2009"

Negative Earnings Growth for US Leveraged Loan Issuers

The weakness is non-energy EBITDA growth is somewhat concerning: