CPS Announces Second Quarter 2015 Earnings

  • Pretax income of $15.2 million
  • Net income of $8.5 million, or $0.27  per diluted share
  • New contract purchases of $270 million
  • Total managed portfolio increases to $1.822 billion from $1.726 billion at March 31, 2015
  • New $100 million two-year revolving credit agreement

LAS VEGAS, NV, July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPSS) (“CPS” or the “Company”) today announced earnings of $8.5 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015. This compares to net income of $7.0 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2014, a 22.7% increase in diluted earnings per share.

Revenues for the second quarter of 2015 were $88.4 million, an increase of $16.8 million, or 23.4%, compared to $71.6 million for the second quarter of 2014. Total operating expenses for the second quarter of 2015 were $73.2 million, an increase of $13.9 million, or 23.4%, compared to $59.3 million for the 2014 period. Pretax income for the second quarter of 2015 was $15.2 million compared to pretax income of $12.3 million in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 23.3%.

For the six months ended June 30, 2015 total revenues were $174.4 million compared to $139.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, an increase of approximately $34.6 million, or 24.8%. Total expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2015 were $144.4 million, an increase of $28.8 million, or 24.9%, compared to $115.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014. Pretax income for the six months ended June 30, 2015 was $29.9 million, compared to $24.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2015 was $16.9 million, an increase of 23.4%, compared to $13.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014.

During the second quarter of 2015, CPS purchased $270.0 million of new contracts, an increase of 27.7%, compared to $211.4 million during the second quarter of 2014. The Company's managed receivables totaled $1.822 billion as of June 30, 2015, an increase from $1.726 billion as of March 31, 2015 and $1.374 billion as of June 30, 2014.

Annualized net charge-offs for the second quarter of 2015 were 6.59% of the average owned portfolio as compared to 4.98% for the second quarter of 2014. Delinquencies greater than 30 days (including repossession inventory) were 7.49% of the total owned portfolio as of June 30, 2015, as compared to 6.21% as of June 30, 2014.

As previously reported, during June CPS closed its second term securitization transaction of 2015 and the 17th transaction since April 2011, and the fifth consecutive transaction to earn a triple “A” rating on the senior class of notes. In the senior subordinate structure, a special purpose subsidiary sold five tranches of asset-backed notes totaling $250.0 million. The notes are secured by automobile receivables purchased by CPS and have a weighted average effective coupon of approximately 3.17%. The transaction has initial credit enhancement consisting of a cash deposit equal to 1.00% of the original receivable pool balance. The final enhancement level requires accelerated payment of principal on the notes to reach overcollateralization of 4.00% of the then-outstanding receivable pool balance.

"We are pleased with our operating results for the second quarter of 2015," said Charles E. Bradley, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We achieved our 15th consecutive quarter of increasing quarterly earnings, and increased our quarterly and our six-month diluted earnings per share by 23% compared to the same periods of 2014. In addition, we entered into a new two-year $100 million revolving credit agreement.”

Conference Call

CPS announced that it will hold a conference call on Thursday, July 16, 2015, 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 July 16, 2015 and July 23, 2015, beginning two hours after conclusion of the call, by dialing 855 859-2056 or 404 537-3406 for international participants, with conference identification number 83557731. 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       Six months ended     
       June 30,       June 30,     
        2015         2014         2015         2014      
Revenues:                            
Interest income     $   84,900       $   68,221       $   167,259       $   133,217      
Servicing fees         62           367           210           880      
Other income         3,399           3,006           6,881           5,643      
          88,361           71,594           174,350           139,740      
Expenses:                            
Employee costs         13,144           11,774           27,630           22,664      
General and administrative         5,108           5,075           9,944           8,678      
Interest         13,688           11,942           26,861           25,323      
Provision for credit losses         35,683           25,627           69,122           49,508      
Other expenses         5,538           4,847           10,844           9,474      
          73,161           59,265           144,401           115,647      
Income before income taxes         15,200           12,329           29,949           24,093      
Income tax expense         6,663           5,303           13,079           10,362      
  Net income      $   8,537       $   7,026       $   16,870       $   13,731      
                             
Earnings per share:                            
  Basic     $   0.33       $   0.28       $   0.65       $   0.56      
  Diluted     $   0.27       $   0.22       $   0.53       $   0.43      
                             
                             
Number of shares used in computing earnings                            
  per share:                            
  Basic       26,234         25,029         25,936         24,694      
  Diluted       31,917         32,002         31,955         32,009      
                             
                             
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets              
(In thousands)              
(Unaudited)              
                             
                             
      June 30,     December 31,                
        2015         2014                  
Assets:                            
Cash and cash equivalents     $   18,436       $   17,859                  
Restricted cash and equivalents       200,122         175,382                  
Total cash and cash equivalents       218,558         193,241                  
                             
Finance receivables       1,784,798         1,595,956                  
Allowance for finance credit losses       (74,541 )       (61,460 )                
Finance receivables, net       1,710,257         1,534,496                  
                             
Finance receivables measured at fair value       316         1,664                  
Deferred tax assets, net       42,217         42,847                  
Other assets       60,556         60,810                  
      $   2,031,904       $   1,833,058                  
                             
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:                            
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     $   22,367       $   21,660                  
Warehouse lines of credit       61,771         56,839                  
Residual interest financing       11,274         12,327                  
Debt secured by receivables measured at fair value       --         1,250                  
Securitization trust debt       1,775,574         1,598,496                  
Subordinated renewable notes       14,982         15,233                  
        1,885,968         1,705,805                  
                             
Shareholders' equity       145,936         127,253                  
      $   2,031,904       $   1,833,058                  
                             
                             
                             
Operating and Performance Data ($ in millions)                            
                             
       At and for the       At and for the     
       Three months ended       Six months ended     
       June 30,       June 30,     
        2015         2014         2015         2014      
                             
Contracts purchased     $   269.90       $   211.38       $   503.79       $   401.27      
Contracts securitized         227.13           200.21           485.46           374.80      
                             
Total managed portfolio     $   1,822.18       $   1,373.58       $   1,822.18       $   1,373.58      
Average managed portfolio         1,783.87           1,343.46           1,744.23           1,309.13      
                             
Allowance for finance credit losses as % of fin. receivables       4.18 %       4.06 %                
                             
Aggregate allowance as % of fin. receivables (1)       5.00 %       5.19 %                
                             
Delinquencies                            
31+ Days       6.12 %       4.10 %                
Repossession Inventory       1.37 %       2.11 %                
Total Delinquencies and Repo. Inventory       7.49 %       6.21 %                
                             
Annualized net charge-offs as % of average owned portfolio       6.59 %       4.98 %       6.62 %       5.25 %    
                             
Recovery rates (2)       44.8 %       49.2 %       44.4 %       48.6 %    
                             
       For the     For the   
       Three months ended     Six months ended   
       June 30,     June 30,   
        2015       2014       2015       2014    
      $ (3 ) % (4)   $ (3 ) % (4)   $ (3 ) % (4)   $ (3 ) % (4)  
Interest income     $   84.90     19.0 %   $   68.22     20.3 %   $   167.26     19.2 %   $   133.22     20.4 %  
Servicing fees and other income         3.46     0.8 %       3.37     1.0 %       7.09     0.8 %       6.52     1.0 %  
Interest expense         (13.69 )   -3.1 %       (11.94 )   -3.6 %       (26.86 )   -3.1 %       (25.32 )   -3.9 %  
Net interest margin          74.67     16.7 %       59.65     17.8 %       147.49     16.9 %       114.42     17.5 %  
Provision for credit losses         (35.68 )   -8.0 %       (25.63 )   -7.6 %       (69.12 )   -7.9 %       (49.51 )   -7.6 %  
Risk adjusted margin         38.99     8.7 %       34.03     10.1 %       78.37     9.0 %       64.91     9.9 %  
Core operating expenses         (23.79 )   -5.3 %       (21.70 )   -6.5 %       (48.42 )   -5.6 %       (40.82 )   -6.2 %  
Pre-tax income     $   15.20     3.4 %   $   12.33     3.7 %   $   29.95     3.4 %   $   24.09     3.7 %  
                             
                             
                             
(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

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