CPS Announces Third Quarter 2016 Earnings

  • Pretax income of $12.5 million
  • Net income of $7.3 million, or $0.26 per diluted share
  • New contract purchases of $242 million
  • Total managed portfolio increases to $2.29 billion from $2.25 billion at June 30, 2016     

LAS VEGAS, NV, Oct. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPSS) (“CPS” or the “Company”) today announced earnings of $7.3 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, for its third quarter ended September 30, 2016.  This compares to net income of $8.8 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2015.

Revenues for the third quarter of 2016 were $108.5 million, an increase of $14.5 million, or 15.5%, compared to $94.0 million for the third quarter of 2015.  Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2016 were $96.1 million, an increase of $17.7 million, or 22.6%, compared to $78.3 million for the 2015 period.  Pretax income for the third quarter of 2016 was $12.5 million compared to pretax income of $15.6 million in the third quarter of 2015, a decrease of 20.4%.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016 total revenues were $314.1 million compared to $268.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, an increase of approximately $45.8 million, or 17.1%.  Total expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were $277.1 million, an increase of $54.3 million, or 24.4%, compared to $222.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.  Pretax income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $37.0 million, compared to $45.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.  Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $21.8 million compared to $25.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. 

During the third quarter of 2016, CPS purchased $242.1 million of new contracts compared to $319.1 million during the second quarter of 2016 and $287.5 million during the third quarter of 2015.  The Company's managed receivables totaled $2.292 billion as of September 30, 2016, an increase from $2.254 billion as of June 30, 2016 and $1.941 billion as of September 30, 2015.

Annualized net charge-offs for the third quarter of 2016 were 6.69% of the average owned portfolio as compared to 6.27% for the third quarter of 2015.  Delinquencies greater than 30 days (including repossession inventory) were 10.46% of the total owned portfolio as of September 30, 2016, as compared to 8.81% as of September 30, 2015.

"Our operating results for the third quarter of 2016 were in line with our expectations," said Charles E. Bradley, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  “Our managed portfolio continues to grow and our earnings increased sequentially for the second consecutive quarter, even with a slight decrease in originations volumes.  Our operating leverage continues to improve and our third quarter securitization priced at a lower blended coupon than the prior quarter, reversing a four-quarter trend of consecutively higher blended coupons.”

Conference Call

CPS announced that it will hold a conference call on Tuesday, October 18, 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. The conference identification number is 98489886.

A replay of the conference call will be available between October 18, 2016 and October 25, 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 98489886.  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     Nine months ended  
      September 30,     September 30,  
        2016         2015         2016         2015    
Revenues:                          
Interest income     $ 105,376       $ 90,584       $ 303,748       $ 257,843    
Servicing fees       26         73         73         283    
Other income       3,114         3,334         10,278         10,215    
        108,516         93,991         314,099         268,341    
Expenses:                          
Employee costs       16,688         15,254         47,510         42,884    
General and administrative       6,316         5,005         18,216         14,949    
Interest       20,893         14,848         58,442         41,709    
Provision for credit losses       46,262         37,411         134,881         106,533    
Other expenses       5,902         5,824         18,040         16,668    
        96,061         78,342         277,089         222,743    
Income before income taxes       12,455         15,649         37,010         45,598    
Income tax expense       5,107         6,806         15,175         19,885    
Net income     $ 7,348       $ 8,843       $ 21,835       $ 25,713    
                           
Earnings per share:                          
Basic     $ 0.31       $ 0.34       $ 0.89       $ 0.99    
Diluted     $ 0.26       $ 0.28       $ 0.75       $ 0.81    
                           
                           
Number of shares used in computing earnings                          
per share:                          
Basic       23,894         26,093         24,574         25,989    
Diluted       28,503         31,476         29,253         31,796    
                           
                           
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets            
(In thousands)            
(Unaudited)            
                           
      September 30,     December 31,              
        2016         2015                
Assets:                          
Cash and cash equivalents     $ 11,494       $ 19,322                
Restricted cash and equivalents       116,403         106,054                
Total cash and cash equivalents       127,897         125,376                
                                       
Finance receivables       2,257,151         1,985,093                
Allowance for finance credit losses       (96,843 )       (75,603 )              
Finance receivables, net       2,160,308         1,909,490                
                                       
Finance receivables measured at fair value       7         61                
Deferred tax assets, net       43,197         37,597                
Other assets       57,626         56,401                
      $ 2,389,035       $ 2,128,925                
                           
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:                          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     $ 33,563       $ 29,509                
Warehouse lines of credit       81,683         194,056                
Residual interest financing       6,856         9,042                
Securitization trust debt       2,073,409         1,720,021                
Subordinated renewable notes       14,353         15,138                
        2,209,864         1,967,766                
                           
Shareholders' equity       179,171         161,159                
      $ 2,389,035       $ 2,128,925                
                           
                           
Operating and Performance Data ($ in millions)                          
                           
      At and for the     At and for the  
      Three months ended     Nine months ended  
      September 30,     September 30,  
        2016         2015         2016         2015    
                           
Contracts purchased     $ 242.09       $ 287.54       $ 873.50       $ 791.33    
Contracts securitized       325.00         292.77         1,005.00         778.22    
                           
Total managed portfolio     $ 2,291.86       $ 1,940.55       $ 2,291.86       $ 1,940.55    
Average managed portfolio       2,281.62         1,903.23         2,198.93         1,797.23    
                           
Allowance for finance credit losses as % of fin. receivables       4.29 %       4.14 %              
                           
Aggregate allowance as % of fin. receivables (1)       5.28 %       5.07 %              
                           
Delinquencies                          
31+ Days       8.98 %       7.31 %              
Repossession Inventory       1.48 %       1.51 %              
Total Delinquencies and Repo. Inventory       10.46 %       8.81 %              
                           
Annualized net charge-offs as % of average owned portfolio       6.69 %       6.27 %       7.05 %       6.50 %  
                           
Recovery rates (2)       36.1 %       40.0 %       38.4 %       42.7 %  
                           
                           
      For the   For the
      Three months ended   Nine months ended
      September 30,   September 30,
        2016       2015       2016       2015  
      $ (3 )   % (4)   $ (3 )   % (4)   $ (3 )   % (4)   $ (3 )   % (4)
Interest income     $ 105.38     18.5 %   $ 90.58     19.0 %   $ 303.75     18.4 %   $ 257.84     19.1 %
Servicing fees and other income       3.14     0.6 %     3.41     0.7 %     10.35     0.6 %     10.50     0.8 %
Interest expense         (20.89 )   -3.7 %       (14.85 )   -3.1 %       (58.44 )   -3.5 %       (41.71 )   -3.1 %
Net interest margin       87.62     15.4 %     79.14     16.6 %     255.66     15.5 %     226.63     16.8 %
Provision for credit losses         (46.26 )   -8.1 %       (37.41 )   -7.9 %       (134.88 )   -8.2 %       (106.53 )   -7.9 %
Risk adjusted margin       41.36     7.3 %     41.73     8.8 %     120.78     7.3 %     120.10     8.9 %
Core operating expenses       (28.91 )   -5.1 %     (26.08 )   -5.5 %     (83.77 )   -5.1 %     (74.50 )   -5.5 %
Pre-tax income     $ 12.46     2.2 %   $ 15.65     3.3 %   $ 37.01     2.2 %   $ 45.60     3.4 %
                           
(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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