CPS Announces Third Quarter 2021 Earnings

10/27, 10:30 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
  • Pretax income of $19.5 million, a 232% increase over the prior year period
  • Net income of $13.7 million, or $0.52 per diluted share
  • New contract purchases of $327 million, a 14% increase over the second quarter of 2021

LAS VEGAS, NV, Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPSS) (“CPS” or the “Company”) today announced earnings of $13.7 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, for its third quarter ended September 30, 2021. This compares to net income of $3.8 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2020.

Revenues for the third quarter of 2021 were $68.6 million, compared to $70.7 million for the third quarter of 2020. Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2021 were $49.0 million compared to $64.8 million for the 2020 period for a decrease of $15.8 million, or 24.3%.   Pretax income for the third quarter of 2021 was $19.5 million compared to pretax income of $5.9 million in the third quarter of 2020, an increase of $13.7 million.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 total revenues were $198.4 million compared to $208.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, a decrease of approximately $10.3 million, or 4.9%. Total expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 were $157.1 million, a decrease of $38.0 million, or 19.5%, compared to $195.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. Pretax income for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was $41.4 million, compared to $13.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, an increase of $27.7 million. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was $28.6 million compared to $17.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. Results for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 include a net tax benefit of $8.8 million related to the revaluation of the Company’s net operating losses and other tax adjustments. Without this tax benefit, net income and net income per diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 would have been $8.7 million and $0.37 per share, respectively.  

During the third quarter of 2021, CPS purchased $326.8 million of new contracts compared to $286.0 million during the second quarter of 2021 and $174.0 million during the third quarter of 2020. The Company's receivables totaled $2.161 billion as of September 30, 2021, an increase from $2.116 billion as of June 30, 2021 and a decrease from $2.250 billion as of September 30, 2020.

Annualized net charge-offs for the third quarter of 2021 were 2.82% of the average portfolio as compared to 6.39% for the third quarter of 2020. Delinquencies greater than 30 days (including repossession inventory) were 9.44% of the total portfolio as of September 30, 2021, as compared to 10.29% as of September 30, 2020.

On October 20, 2021, the Company purchased 1,999,995 shares of its stock for a purchase price of $12.5 million. The shares were acquired by the seller in 2018 upon the exercise of a warrant that the Company issued to its lender upon the 2008 amendment and partial repayment of outstanding debt under a residual interest financing. The shares purchased, which represent approximately 8.7% of the common shares outstanding prior to the transaction, have been cancelled and retired.  

“We are pleased with our results for the third quarter,” said Charles E. Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We originated $327 million of new receivables in the quarter, our second highest total ever. Investments in our servicing platform have led to some of the best credit performance metrics in our history. In addition, after the quarter ended, we made a significant commitment to our shareholders by repurchasing approximately two million shares of our stock.”

Conference Call

CPS announced that it will hold a conference call on Thursday, October 28, 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 9262788.

A replay of the conference call will be available between October 28th and November 4th, beginning two hours after conclusion of the call, by dialing 855 859-2056 or 404 537-3406 for international participants, with conference identification number 9262788. 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 figures representing allowances for remaining expected lifetime credit losses, its pandemic-related markdown of carrying value for the portion of its portfolio accounted for at fair value, its pandemic-related charge to the provision for credit losses for the its legacy portfolio, its estimates of fair value (most significantly for its receivables accounted for at fair value), its provision for credit losses, its entries offsetting the preceding, and figures derived from any of the preceding.  In each case, such figures are forward-looking statements because they are dependent on the Company’s estimates of losses to be incurred in the future. The accuracy of such estimates may be adversely affected by various factors, which include (in addition to risks relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and 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. The accuracy of such estimates may also be affected by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and of governmental responses to said pandemic, which have included prohibitions on certain means of enforcement of receivables, and may include additional restrictions, as yet unknown, in the future. Any or 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 losses to be incurred in the future may affect future performance.

Investor Relations Contact

Jeffrey P. Fritz, Chief Financial Officer
844 878-2777

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, 
    2021    2020    2021    2020  
Revenues:             
Interest income  $67,018   $72,582   $198,551   $227,271  
Mark to finance receivables measured at fair value -    (3,152)    (4,417)    (23,051)  
Other income   1,547    1,239    4,312    4,508  
    68,565    70,669    198,446    208,728  
Expenses:             
Employee costs   18,170    19,155    57,777    60,826  
General and administrative   7,455    7,846    23,034    24,352  
Interest   18,334    24,901    58,260    78,377  
Provision for credit losses   (1,590)    7,400    (1,590)    14,113  
Other expenses   6,649    5,478    19,599    17,416  
    49,018    64,780    157,080    195,084  
Income before income taxes   19,547    5,889    41,366    13,644  
Income tax expense   5,864    2,121    12,807    (3,888)  
Net income  $13,683   $3,768   $28,559   $17,532  
              
Earnings per share:             
Basic  $0.59   $0.17   $1.25   $0.77  
Diluted  $0.52   $0.16   $1.12   $0.74  
              
              
Number of shares used in computing earnings             
per share:             
Basic   23,011    22,666    22,866    22,630  
Diluted   26,218    23,908    25,439    23,825  


Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 
(In thousands) 
(Unaudited) 
                  
   September 30, December 31,          
    2021    2020            
Assets:                 
Cash and cash equivalents  $28,799   $13,466            
Restricted cash and equivalents   144,966    130,686            
Finance receivables measured at fair value   1,667,193    1,523,726            
                  
Finance receivables   282,640    492,133            
Allowance for finance credit losses   (68,724)    (80,790)            
Finance receivables, net   213,916    411,343            
                  
Deferred tax assets, net   24,100    28,512            
Other assets   27,625    38,162            
   $2,106,599   $2,145,895            
                  
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:                 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $51,921   $43,112            
Warehouse lines of credit   97,768    118,999            
Residual interest financing   64,589    25,426            
Securitization trust debt   1,703,465    1,803,673            
Subordinated renewable notes   27,462    21,323            
    1,945,205    2,012,533            
                  
Shareholders' equity   161,394    133,362            
   $2,106,599   $2,145,895            
                  


Operating and Performance Data ($ in millions)             
              
           
           
   At and for the  At and for the 
   Three months ended  Nine months ended 
   September 30,  September 30, 
    2021    2020    2021    2020  
              
Contracts purchased  $326.85   $174.02   $818.34   $575.88  
Contracts securitized   300.00    260.00    785.00    741.87  
              
Total portfolio balance  $2,161.50   $2,250.39   $2,161.50   $2,250.39  
Average portfolio balance   2,142.96    2,270.55    2,133.43    2,353.59  
              
Allowance for finance credit losses as % of fin. receivables   24.32%    16.32%        
              
Aggregate allowance as % of fin. receivables (1)   24.76%    18.02%        
              
Delinquencies             
31+ Days   8.44%    8.85%        
Repossession Inventory   1.00%    1.44%        
Total Delinquencies and Repo. Inventory   9.44%    10.29%        
              
Annualized Net Charge-offs as % of Average Portfolio             
Legacy portfolio   3.75%    14.09%    7.06%    12.20%  
Fair Value portfolio   2.67%    3.46%    3.16%    4.54%  
Total portfolio   2.82%    6.39%    3.85%    6.93%  
              
              
Recovery rates (2)   56.5%    45.1%    52.2%    37.8%  
              


   For the For the
   Three months ended Nine months ended
   September 30, September 30,
    2021   2020   2021   2020 
    $ (3) % (4)   $ (3) % (4)   $ (3) % (4)   $ (3) % (4) 
Interest income  $67.02 12.5%  $72.58 12.8%  $198.55 12.4%  $227.27 12.9% 
Mark to finance receivables measured at fair value - 0.0%   (3.15) -0.6%   (4.42) -0.3%   (23.05) -1.3% 
Other income   1.55 0.3%   1.24 0.2%   4.31 0.3%   4.51 0.3% 
Interest expense   (18.33) -3.4%   (24.90) -4.4%   (58.26) -3.6%   (78.38) -4.4% 
Net interest margin   50.23 9.4%   45.77 8.1%   140.19 8.8%   130.35 7.4% 
Provision for credit losses   1.59 0.3%   (7.40) -1.3%   1.59 0.1%   (14.11) -0.8% 
Risk adjusted margin   51.82 9.7%   38.37 6.8%   141.78 8.9%   116.24 6.6% 
Core operating expenses   (32.27) -6.0%   (32.48) -5.7%   (100.41) -6.3%   (102.59) -5.8% 
Pre-tax income  $19.55 3.6%  $5.89 1.0%  $41.37 2.6%  $13.64 0.8% 
              
              
              
(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 portfolio balance. Percentages may not add due to rounding.    

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