CPS Announces $185 Million Senior Subordinate Asset-Backed Securitization

IRVINE, Calif., March 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPSS) ("CPS" or the "Company") today announced the closing of its first term securitization of 2013. The transaction is CPS's eighth senior subordinate securitization since 2011.

In the transaction, qualified institutional buyers purchased $185,000,000 of asset-backed notes secured by automobile receivables purchased by CPS. The sold notes, issued by CPS Auto Receivables Trust 2013-A, consist of five classes. Ratings of the notes were provided by Standard & Poor's and Moody's and were based on the structure of the transaction, the historical performance of similar receivables and CPS's experience as a servicer.
Note Class Amount Interest Rate Average Life Price Standard & Poor's Rating Moody's Rating
A $142.0 million 1.31% 1.78 years 99.98709% AA- A1
B $16.7 million 1.89% 2.06 years 99.99298% A A2
C $11.1 million 2.79% 2.80 years 99.98747% BBB Baa2
D $9.2 million 4.41% 2.45 years 99.98130% BB Ba2
E $6.0 million 6.41% 2.04 years 99.99319% B+ B2

The weighted average effective interest rate on the notes is approximately 1.87%.

The 2013-A 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 11.50% of the then-outstanding receivable pool balance.

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