April 25, 2016

CPS Announces First Quarter 2016 Earnings

  • Pretax income of $12.2 million
  • Net income of $7.2 million, or $0.24 per diluted share
  • New contract purchases of $312 million
  • Total managed portfolio increases to $2.14 billion from $2.03 billion at December 31, 2015

LAS VEGAS, NV, April 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPSS) ("CPS" or the "Company") today announced earnings of $7.2 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for its first quarter ended March 31, 2016.  This compares to net income of $8.3 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2015.

Revenues for the first quarter of 2016 were $100.6 million, an increase of $14.7 million, or 17.1%, compared to $86.0 million for the first quarter of 2015.  Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2016 were $88.4 million, an increase of $17.2 million, or 24.1%, compared to $71.2 million for the 2015 period.  Pretax income for the first quarter of 2016 was $12.2 million compared to pretax income of $14.7 million in the first quarter of 2015, a decrease of 17.1%.

During the first quarter of 2016, CPS purchased $312.3 million of new contracts compared to $269.2 million during the fourth quarter of 2015 and $233.9 million during the first quarter of 2015.  The Company's managed receivables totaled $2.142 billion as of March 31, 2016, an increase from $2.031 billion as of December 31, 2015 and $1.726 billion as of March 31, 2015.

Annualized net charge-offs for the first quarter of 2016 were 7.57% of the average owned portfolio as compared to 6.64% for the first quarter of 2015.  Delinquencies greater than 30 days (including repossession inventory) were 8.97% of the total owned portfolio as of March 31, 2016, as compared to 6.86% as of March 31, 2015.

"We are pleased with our operating results for the first quarter of 2016," said Charles E. Bradley, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "Despite the difficulties posed in this challenging credit environment and the rising cost of funds for securitizations in our industry, we still posted pre-tax earnings of $12.2 million and $0.24 in net earnings per diluted share.  In addition, in March 2016, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the company and also broke a record for monthly originations."

Conference Call

CPS announced that it will hold a conference call on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss its quarterly operating results.  Those wishing to participate by telephone may dial-in at 877 312-5502 or 253 237-1131 approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

A replay of the conference call will be available between April 26, 2016 and May 3, 2016, beginning two hours after conclusion of the call, by dialing 855 859-2056 or 404 537-3406 for international participants, with conference identification number 94123263.  A broadcast of the conference call will also be available live and for 90 days after the call via the Company's web site at www.consumerportfolio.com.

About Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc.

Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. is an independent specialty finance company that provides indirect automobile financing to individuals with past credit problems, low incomes or limited credit histories. We purchase retail installment sales contracts primarily from franchised automobile dealerships secured by late model used vehicles and, to a lesser extent, new vehicles. We fund these contract purchases on a long-term basis primarily through the securitization markets and service the contracts over their lives.

Forward-looking statements in this news release include the Company's recorded revenue, expense and provision for credit losses, because these items are dependent on the Company's estimates of incurred losses.  The accuracy of such estimates may be adversely affected by various factors, which include (in addition to risks relating to the economy generally) the following: possible increased delinquencies; repossessions and losses on retail installment contracts; incorrect prepayment speed and/or discount rate assumptions; possible unavailability of qualified personnel, which could adversely affect the Company's ability to service its portfolio; possible increases in the rate of consumer bankruptcy filings, which could adversely affect the Company's rights to collect payments from its portfolio; other changes in government regulations affecting consumer credit; possible declines in the market price for used vehicles, which could adversely affect the Company's realization upon repossessed vehicles; and economic conditions in geographic areas in which the Company's business is concentrated. All of such factors also may affect the Company's future financial results, as to which there can be no assurance. Any implication that the results of the most recently completed quarter are indicative of future results is disclaimed, and the reader should draw no such inference. Factors such as those identified above in relation to the provision for credit losses may affect future performance.


Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 
(In thousands, except per share data) 
(Unaudited) 
        
    Three months ended   
    March 31,    
    2016   2015   
Revenues:       
Interest income  $  96,663     $  82,359    
Servicing fees     23      148    
Other income     3,963      3,482     
      100,649      85,989    
Expenses:         
Employee costs     15,143      14,486    
General and administrative      5,331      4,836    
Interest     17,821      13,173    
Provision for credit losses     44,197      33,439    
Other expenses     5,928      5,306    
      88,420      71,240    
Income before income taxes     12,229      14,749    
Income tax expense     5,015      6,416    
Net income    $  7,214    $  8,333    
          
Earnings per share:       
Basic   $  0.29     $  0.33    
Diluted   $  0.24    $   0.26    
        
        
Number of shares used in computing earnings per share:        
Basic   25,296    25,635    
Diluted   30,154    31,991    
         
        
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 
(In thousands) 
(Unaudited) 
        
   March 31,  December 31,   
     2016   2015   
Assets:       
Cash and cash equivalents   $  16,191    $  19,322    
Restricted cash and equivalents   126,011    106,054    
Total cash and cash equivalents   142,202    125,376    
        
Finance receivables   2,098,243     1,985,093    
Allowance for finance credit losses   (79,867   (75,603   
Finance receivables, net   2,018,376    1,909,490    
        
Finance receivables measured at fair value   23    61    
Deferred tax assets, net   37,543    37,597    
Other assets   51,814    56,401    
    $  2,249,958   $  2,128,925    
          
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:       
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $  32,890   $  29,509    
Warehouse lines of credit   170,299    194,056    
Residual interest financing   8,336    9,042    
Securitization trust debt   1,856,396    1,720,021    
Subordinated renewable notes   15,348    15,138    
    2,083,269    1,967,766    
             
Shareholders' equity   166,689    161,159    
    $  2,249,958    $  2,128,925    
        
         
Operating and Performance Data ($ in millions)       
        
    At and for the   
    Three months ended   
    March 31,    
    2016   2015   
        
Contracts purchased   $  312.30    $  233.89    
Contracts securitized     340.00      258.33    
        
Total managed portfolio   $  2,141.63    $  1,725.52    
Average managed portfolio     2,098.29      1,704.59    
        
Allowance for finance credit losses as % of fin. receivables   3.81   4.05   
        
Aggregate allowance as % of fin. receivables (1)   5.00   4.93   
        
Delinquencies       
31+ Days   7.15   5.56   
Repossession Inventory   1.81   1.30   
Total Delinquencies and Repo. Inventory   8.97    6.86   
        
Annualized net charge-offs as % of average owned portfolio   7.57   6.64   
        
Recovery rates (2)   39.9   43.8   
         
    For the  
    Three months ended  
    March 31,  
    2016  2015 
   $(3) % (4) $(3) % (4) 
Interest income   $  96.66  18.4%  $  82.36  19.3% 
Servicing fees and other income     3.99  0.8%    3.63  0.9% 
Interest expense     (17.82 -3.4%    (13.17 -3.1% 
Net interest margin      82.83  15.8%    72.82  17.1% 
Provision for credit losses     (44.20 -8.4%    (33.44 -7.8% 
Risk adjusted margin     38.63  7.4%    39.38  9.2% 
Core operating expenses     (26.40 -5.0%    (24.63 -5.8% 
Pre-tax income   $  12.23  2.3% $  14.75  3.5% 
        
(1)  Includes allowance for finance credit losses and allowance for repossession inventory.  
(2)  Wholesale auction liquidation amounts (net of expenses) as a percentage of the account balance at the time of sale. 
(3)  Numbers may not add due to rounding.  
(4)  Annualized percentage of the average managed portfolio.  Percentages may not add due to rounding.  


Investor Relations Contact



Jeffrey P. Fritz, Chief Financial Officer

844 878-2777

Source: Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc.

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