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CPS Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings

  • Fourth quarter pretax income of $14.3 million
  • Fourth quarter net income of $8.0 million, or $0.25 per diluted share
  • Full year pretax income increased 40% to $52.2 million
  • Full year net income increased 40% to $29.5 million, or $0.92 per diluted share
  • New contract purchases of $264 million for the fourth quarter
  • Total managed portfolio increases to $1.644 billion from $1.519 billion at September 30, 2014

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPSS) ("CPS" or the "Company") today announced earnings of $8.0 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. This compares to net income of $6.5 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2013, representing a 19% increase in earnings per diluted share. Earnings for 2014 were $29.5 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, as compared to earnings of $21.0 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, for 2013, representing a 37% increase in earnings per diluted share.

Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 were $83.5 million, an increase of $16.9 million, or 25.4%, compared to $66.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2013. Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2014 were $69.1 million, an increase of $14.0 million, or 25.4%, compared to $55.1 million for the 2013 period. Pretax income for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $14.3 million compared to pretax income of $11.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 24.4%.

For the year ended December 31, 2014 total revenues were $300.3 million compared to $255.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. However, in 2013, revenues included $10.9 million from a gain on cancellation of debt. Excluding that gain, revenues for the year ended December 31, 2014 increased $55.4 million, or 22.6%, over the prior year. Total expenses for the year ended December 31, 2014 were $248.0 million compared to $218.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. However, in 2013, operating expenses included a provision for contingent liabilities of $7.8 million. Excluding the provision for contingent liabilities, operating expenses for the year ended December 31, 2014 increased $37.2 million, or 17.7%, compared to the prior year period. Pretax income for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $52.2 million, compared to $37.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2013.

During the fourth quarter of 2014, CPS purchased $264.4 million of new contracts compared to $279.3 million during the third quarter of 2014 and $173.4 million during the fourth quarter of 2013. The Company's managed receivables totaled $1.644 billion as of December 31, 2014, an increase from $1.519 billion as of September 30, 2014 and $1.231 billion as of December 31, 2013, as follows ($ in millions):

Originating Entity December 31, 2014 September 30, 2014 December 31, 2013
CPS $ 1,641.8 $ 1,514.6 $ 1,213.8
Fireside Bank 1.7 3.2 14.8
As Third Party Servicer 0.4 0.8 2.8
Total $ 1,643.9 $ 1,518.6 $ 1,231.4

Annualized net charge-offs for the fourth quarter of 2014 were 6.44% of the average owned portfolio as compared to 5.57% for the fourth quarter of 2013. Delinquencies greater than 30 days (including repossession inventory) were 7.18% of the total owned portfolio as of December 31, 2014, as compared to 6.87% as of December 31, 2013.

As previously reported, during December CPS closed its fourth term securitization transaction of 2014 and the 15th transaction since April 2011. In the senior subordinate structure, a special purpose subsidiary sold five tranches of asset-backed notes totaling $267.5 million. The notes are secured by automobile receivables purchased by CPS and have a weighted average effective coupon of approximately 3.07%. 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. The transaction was CPS's third consecutive senior subordinate securitization to receive a triple "A" rating on the senior class of notes.

"We are pleased to report another successful year in 2014," said Charles E Bradley, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition to record pre-tax earnings, our new contract purchases grew 24% compared to 2013 and our total managed portfolio grew 34% to over $1.6 billion. We recorded our 3rd consecutive year of earnings growth and continued our strategy of deleveraging our balance sheet by repaying over $49 million in residual and corporate debt without refinancing."

Conference Call

CPS announced that it will hold a conference call on Wednesday February 18, 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 February 18, 2015 and February 25, 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 87486533. 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 Twelve months ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Revenues:
Interest income $ 79,652 $ 63,904 $ 286,734 $ 231,330
Servicing fees 218 609 1,376 3,093
Other income 3,597 2,121 12,146 10,405
Gain on cancellation of debt -- -- -- 10,947
83,467 66,634 300,256 255,775
Expenses:
Employee costs 14,732 11,285 50,129 42,960
General and administrative 4,772 3,999 19,254 16,345
Interest 12,833 13,379 50,395 58,179
Provision for credit losses 31,433 24,130 108,228 76,869
Provision for contingent liabilities -- (1,809) -- 7,841
Other expenses 5,351 4,110 20,008 16,408
69,121 55,094 248,014 218,602
Income before income taxes 14,346 11,540 52,242 37,173
Income tax expense 6,336 5,018 22,726 16,168
Net income $ 8,010 $ 6,522 $ 29,516 $ 21,005
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.31 $ 0.28 $ 1.18 $ 0.98
Diluted $ 0.25 $ 0.21 $ 0.92 $ 0.67
Number of shares used in computing earnings per share:
Basic 25,470 23,256 25,040 21,538
Diluted 32,060 31,629 32,032 31,574
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013
Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,859 $ 22,112
Restricted cash and equivalents 175,382 132,284
Total cash and cash equivalents 193,241 154,396
Finance receivables 1,595,956 1,155,063
Allowance for finance credit losses (61,460) (39,626)
Finance receivables, net 1,534,496 1,115,437
Finance receivables measured at fair value 1,664 14,476
Residual interest in securitizations 68 854
Deferred tax assets, net 42,847 59,215
Other assets 60,742 51,988
$ 1,833,058 $ 1,396,366
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 21,660 $ 24,839
Warehouse lines of credit 56,839 9,452
Residual interest financing 12,327 19,096
Debt secured by receivables measured at fair value 1,250 13,117
Securitization trust debt 1,598,496 1,177,559
Senior secured debt, related party -- 38,559
Subordinated renewable notes 15,233 19,142
1,705,805 1,301,764
Shareholders' equity 127,253 94,602
$ 1,833,058 $ 1,396,366
Operating and Performance Data ($ in millions)
At and for the At and for the
Three months ended Twelve months ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Contracts purchased $ 264.37 $ 173.41 $ 944.94 $ 764.09
Contracts securitized 269.93 185.37 901.07 759.59
Total managed portfolio $ 1,643.92 $ 1,231.42 $ 1,643.92 $ 1,231.42
Average managed portfolio 1,605.04 1,214.55 1,422.87 1,081.94
Allowance for finance credit losses as % of fin. receivables 3.85% 3.43%
Aggregate allowance as % of fin. receivables (1) 4.88% 4.61%
Delinquencies
31+ Days 5.46% 4.82%
Repossession Inventory 1.72% 2.05%
Total Delinquencies and Repo. Inventory 7.18% 6.87%
Annualized net charge-offs as % of average owned portfolio 6.44% 5.57% 5.83% 4.73%
Recovery rates (2) 42.7% 45.4% 46.0% 47.0%
For the For the
Three months ended Twelve months ended
December 31, December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
$ (3) % (4) $ (3) % (4) $ (3) % (4) $ (3) % (4)
Interest income $ 79.65 19.9% $ 63.90 21.0% $ 286.73 20.2% $ 231.33 21.4%
Servicing fees and other income 3.82 1.0% 2.73 0.9% 13.52 1.0% 13.50 1.2%
Interest expense (12.83) -3.2% (13.38) -4.4% (50.40) -3.5% (58.18) -5.4%
Net interest margin 70.63 17.6% 53.26 17.5% 249.86 17.6% 186.65 17.3%
Provision for credit losses (31.43) -7.8% (24.13) -7.9% (108.23) -7.6% (76.87) -7.1%
Risk adjusted margin 39.20 9.8% 29.13 9.6% 141.63 10.0% 109.78 10.1%
Core operating expenses (24.86) -6.2% (19.39) -6.4% (89.39) -6.3% (75.71) -7.0%
Provision for contingent liabilities -- 0.0% 1.81 0.6% -- 0.0% (7.84) -0.7%
Gain on cancellation of debt -- 0.0% -- 0.0% -- 0.0% 10.95 1.0%
Pre-tax income $ 14.35 3.6% $ 11.54 3.8% $ 52.24 3.7% $ 37.17 3.4%
(1) Includes allowance for finance credit losses and allowance for repossession inventory.
(2) Wholesale auction liquidation amounts (net of expenses) for CPS portfolio 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.

CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact Jeffrey P. Fritz, Chief Financial Officer 844 878-2777Source:Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc.