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How to buy Consumer Portfolio Services stock | $4.66

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Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc
NASDAQ: CPSS - USD
CREDIT SERVICES
$4.97
-$0.02 (-0.40%)

Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc is a credit services business based in the US. Consumer Portfolio Services shares (CPSS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Consumer Portfolio Services employs 783 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Consumer Portfolio Services stock price (NASDAQ: CPSS)

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Consumer Portfolio Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$4.66
52-week range$3.00 - $5.29
50-day moving average $4.65
200-day moving average $4.40
Wall St. target price$4.67
PE ratio 7.5264
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.66

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Consumer Portfolio Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.66 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) 3.10%
3 months (2021-04-30) 7.13%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) N/A

Is Consumer Portfolio Services under- or over-valued?

Valuing Consumer Portfolio Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Consumer Portfolio Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Consumer Portfolio Services's P/E ratio

Consumer Portfolio Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Consumer Portfolio Services shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Consumer Portfolio Services's PEG ratio

Consumer Portfolio Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.33. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Consumer Portfolio Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Consumer Portfolio Services financials

Revenue TTM $180.5 million
Operating margin TTM 13.83%
Gross profit TTM $184.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.7%
Return on equity TTM 12.35%
Profit margin 8.89%
Book value $6.11
Market capitalisation $113.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Consumer Portfolio Services shares

There are currently 116,227 Consumer Portfolio Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Consumer Portfolio Services's "short interest". This figure is 6% down from 123,595 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Consumer Portfolio Services shares can be evaluated.

Consumer Portfolio Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Consumer Portfolio Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Consumer Portfolio Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Consumer Portfolio Services shares traded daily (recently around 19533.949579832). Consumer Portfolio Services's SIR currently stands at 5.95. In other words for every 100,000 Consumer Portfolio Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5950 shares are currently held short.

However Consumer Portfolio Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Consumer Portfolio Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Consumer Portfolio Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Consumer Portfolio Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Consumer Portfolio Services shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0091% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Consumer Portfolio Services shares, roughly 9 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Consumer Portfolio Services.

Find out more about how you can short Consumer Portfolio Services stock.

Consumer Portfolio Services share dividends

We're not expecting Consumer Portfolio Services to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Consumer Portfolio Services's shares ever split?

Consumer Portfolio Services's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 March 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Consumer Portfolio Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Consumer Portfolio Services shares which in turn could have impacted Consumer Portfolio Services's share price.

Consumer Portfolio Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Consumer Portfolio Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3 up to $5.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Consumer Portfolio Services's is 2.5925. This would suggest that Consumer Portfolio Services's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Consumer Portfolio Services overview

Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. operates as a specialty finance company in the United States. It purchases and services retail automobile contracts originated by franchised automobile dealers and select independent dealers in the sale of new and used automobiles, light trucks, and passenger vans. The company, through its automobile contract purchases, offers indirect financing to the customers of dealers with limited credit histories or past credit problems. It serves as an alternative source of financing for dealers, facilitating sales to customers who might not be able to obtain financing from commercial banks, credit unions, and the captive finance companies. The company also acquires installment purchase contracts in four merger and acquisition transactions; and offers financing directly to sub-prime consumers to facilitate their purchase of a new or used automobile, light truck, or passenger van. The company services its automobile contracts through its branches in California, Nevada, Virginia, Florida, and Illinois.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Consumer Portfolio Services is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 22.729% of Consumer Portfolio Services shares are held by insiders and 50.552% by institutions.
How many people work for Consumer Portfolio Services?
Latest data suggests 783 work at Consumer Portfolio Services.
When does the fiscal year end for Consumer Portfolio Services?
Consumer Portfolio Services's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Consumer Portfolio Services based?
Consumer Portfolio Services's address is: 3800 Howard Hughes Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89169
What is Consumer Portfolio Services's ISIN number?
Consumer Portfolio Services's international securities identification number is: US2105021008
What is Consumer Portfolio Services's CUSIP number?
Consumer Portfolio Services's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 210502100

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