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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
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Warehouse Credit Facility Doubled
On June 28, 2022, Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. ("CPS" or the "Company") and its wholly-owned subsidiary Page Nine Funding LLC (the “Borrower”) amended a revolving credit agreement (the "Credit Agreement") and related agreements, all of which have been in place since November 2015, and most recently renewed on February 2, 2022. The agent to act on behalf of the several lenders (“Lenders”) under the Credit Agreement is a subsidiary of Ares Management LLC. Loans under the Credit Agreement are to be secured by automobile receivables that CPS now holds or may purchase in the future from dealers, which receivables CPS would then sell or contribute to the Borrower.
Under the Credit Agreement, and subject to its terms and conditions, the Lenders have increased the capacity from $100 million and agreed to lend from time to time prior to the funding termination date up to a maximum of $200 million to be outstanding at any time. The amount that may be advanced under the Credit Agreement will be up to 88% of the principal amount of eligible pledged receivables. The advance percentage is dependent on characteristics of the pledged receivables, the terms of future term securitizations executed by CPS, and on performance of receivables purchased by CPS within the preceding three years, as to which there can be no assurance. The funding termination date is January 31, 2024 or earlier upon the occurrence of defined funding termination events. The amounts outstanding could become due at an earlier date, if any of certain defined events of default were to occur.
Loans under the Credit Agreement bear interest at a floating rate set as a margin above the secured overnight financing rate. In connection with the amendment of the Credit Agreement, CPS has paid a closing fee of approximately $800,000.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information provided in response to item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference.
Warehouse Credit Facility
CPS first incurred indebtedness under the revolving credit agreement in November 2015. CPS intends to incur indebtedness from time to time as it purchases motor vehicle receivables from dealers. CPS does not undertake to provide updates regarding the amount of indebtedness outstanding from time to time, and no inference should be drawn that such indebtedness has not changed.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Neither financial statements nor pro forma financial information are filed with this report.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
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|Dated: July 1, 2022||By: /s/ Jeffrey P. Fritz|
Jeffrey P. Fritz
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Signing on behalf of the registrant
CPS ANNOUNCES DOUBLING OF CREDIT FACILITY TO $200 MILLION
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 30, 2022 (GlobeNewswire) -- Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPSS) (“CPS” or the “Company”) today announced that on June 28, 2022 it increased the capacity of its credit agreement with Ares Agent Services, L.P. from $100 million to $200 million
Loans under the amended credit agreement will be secured by automobile receivables that CPS now holds, will originate directly, or will purchase from dealers in the future. CPS may borrow on a revolving basis through January 31, 2024, after which CPS will have the option to repay the outstanding loans in full or to allow them to amortize through January 31, 2028.
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 expectation that the revolving period will extend for two years, and that an amortization period may follow. The revolving credit agreement renewed on January 31, 2022 provides for both a revolving period and an amortization period to follow, but it is possible that the Company may suffer certain defaults or events of default that would terminate the revolving period or result in acceleration of maturity of the credit extended. In general, such defaults or events of default would result from losses that the Company might incur in the future. In turn, such losses might result from poor performance of receivables acquired or to be acquired by the Company, from increases in the rate of consumer bankruptcy filings, which could adversely affect the Company’s rights to collect payments from its portfolio; from changes in government regulations affecting consumer credit; or from adverse economic conditions, either generally or in geographic areas in which the Company's business is concentrated.
Investor Relations Contact
Jeffrey P. Fritz, Chief Financial Officer