Putting the Pedal to the Metal, Can This Stock’s 17.19% Growth Continue: Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSS)

Wall Street sell-side analysts are projecting Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSS) to grow at an accelerated rate over the next 5 years.  Brokerage firms are looking for the firm to grow 17.19% over the next year and 20.00% over the next five years.

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EPS measures what each share is worth and also indicates how much money their sharehoders would gain if the company was to pay out all of its profits.  Earnings Per Share is computed by dividing the total profit by its total shares.  Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc.’s trailing 12- months EPS is 0.60.  Last year, their EPS growth was -31.20% and their EPS growth over the past five years was -23.90%.  

RECENT PERFORMANCE

Let’s start off by taking a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSS)’s stock was 47.18%.  Last week, it was 0.68%, 32.63% over the last quarter, and  14.18% for the past half-year. 

Over the past 50 days, Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. stock was -4.73% off of the high and 37.58% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -4.73% (High), 48.16%, (Low). 

HISTORICAL GROWTH

Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSS)’s performance this year to date is 47.18%.  The stock has performed 0.68% over the last seven days, 7.79% over the last thirty, and 32.63% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc.’s stock has been 14.18% and 16.58% for the year.

FUTURE GROWTH ESTIMATES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Wall Street analysts are have a consensus analyst recommendation of 2.00 on the stock.  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Brokerages covering the name have a $5.00 on the stock.

Investors may be trying to gauge the current business cycle phase and how that could potentially impact the portfolio. Business cycles can be one way to analyze portfolio performance. Early on in the cycle, profits tend to grow rapidly, sales tend to improve, and activity rebounds. In the middle of a cycle, growth may be peaking, strong credit growth may still be seen, and policy may swing neutral. Toward the later stages, growth may be moderate, earnings may come under pressure, and credit may tighten. Heading into a period of recession, credit may completely dry up, profits may decline sharply, and there may be policy easing. Investors will often have to adjust portfolio holdings that reflect the current state of a business cycle.

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