Top Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Regional Management Corp (RM)
Regional Management Corp. (Regional), incorporated on March 25, 1987, is a diversified specialty consumer finance company providing a range of loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other traditional lenders. The Company has a branch network throughout the Southeast and Southwestern United States. Each of its loan products is secured, structured on a fixed rate, fixed term basis with fully amortizing equal monthly installment payments and is repayable at any time without penalty. Regional's loans are sourced through its multiple channel platform, including in its branches, through direct mail campaigns, independent and franchise automobile dealerships, online credit application networks, furniture and appliance retailers and its consumer Website. On January 20, 2012, it purchased 23 branches in Alabama.
The Company is offering small installment loans, large installment loans, automobile purchase loans, furniture and appliance purchase loans, related credit insurance, and ancillary products and services. As of December 31, 2011, the Company operated offices in 170 locations in the states of Alabama (14 offices), North Carolina (24 offices), Oklahoma (one office), South Carolina (69 offices), Tennessee (18 offices), and Texas (44 offices) under the brand names Regional Finance, RMC Financial Services, Anchor Finance, and Sun Finance. The Company opened 36 offices during the years ended December 31, 2011.
Small Installment Loans
The Company offers small installment loans ranging from $300 to $2,500, with terms of up to 36 months, which are secured by non-essential household goods. The Company also source small installment loans through its live check mailing campaigns to pre-screened individuals. In 2011, the averag! e originated net loan size and term for its small installment loans were $1,022 and 15 months, respectively. Its small installment loans include loans originated throug! h its live check campaigns, which had an average originated net loan size and term of $1,216 and 16 months for 2011. The weighted average yield it earned on its portfolio of small installment loans was 49.3% in 2011. As of December 31, 2011, it had approximately 137,000 small installment loans outstanding representing $130.3 million in finance receivables.
Large Installment Loans
The Company offers large installment loans through its branches ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, with terms of between 18 and 60 months, which are secured by a vehicle in addition to non-essential household goods. Its installment loans are payable in fixed rate, fully amortizing equal monthly installments with terms of 18 to 60 months, and are repayable at any time without penalty. The Company requires its large installment loans to be secured by a vehicle, which may be an automobile, motorcycle, boat or all-terrain vehicle, as well as certain non-essential household goods . In 2011, its average originated net loan size and term for large installment loans were $3,065 and 27 months, respectively. The weighted average yield it earned on its portfolio of large installment loans was 27.6% for 2011. As of December 31, 2011, it had approximately 12,000 large installment loans outstanding representing $36.9 million in finance receivables.
Automobile Purchase Loans
The Company offers automobile purchase loans of up to $30,000, generally with terms of between 36 and 72 months, which are secured by the purchased vehicle. Its automobile purchase loans are offered through a network of dealers in its geographic footprint, including over 2,000 independent and approximately 740 franchise automobile dealerships as of December 31, 2011. Its automobile purchase loans include both direct loans, which are sourced through ! a dealers! hip and closed at one of its branches, and indirect loans, which are originated and closed at a dealership in its network without the need for the customer to visit o! ne of its! branches. In 2011, it introduced AutoCredit Source branches in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas and Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan areas, which focus solely on originating, underwriting and servicing indirect automobile purchase loans. As of December 31, 2011, it had approximately 15,000 automobile purchase loans outstanding representing $128.7 million in finance receivables. The Company opened two additional AutoCredit Source branches in Texas in January 2012.
Furniture and Appliance Purchase Loans
The Company offers indirect furniture and appliance purchase loans of up to $7,500, with terms of between six and 48 months, which are secured by the purchased furniture or appliance. Its furniture and appliance purchase loans are indirect loans made through a retailer at the point of sale without the need for the customer to visit one of its branches, similar to its indirect automobile purchase loans. The Company partner with furniture and applianc e retailers who offer its furniture and appliance purchase loans directly to their customers. As of December 31, 2011, it provided furniture and appliance purchase loans to customers at approximately 250 furniture and appliance retail locations, including 79 franchise store locations of the furniture retailer in the United States.
The Company offers its customers optional payment protection insurance relating to many of its loan products. The insurance products it offers customers are voluntary and not a condition of the loan. Its insurance products, including the types of products offered and the terms and conditions thereof, vary from state to state in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The Company markets and sells insurance policies as an agent for an unaffiliated third-party insurance com! pany. The! policies are then ceded to its wholly owned reinsurance subsidiary, RMC Reinsurance, Ltd., which then bears the ful l risk of the policy. For the sale of insurance policies, th! e Company! , as agent, writes policies within the limitations established by its agency contracts with the unaffiliated third-party insurance company.
Credit Life Insurance, Credit Accident and Health Insurance and Involuntary Unemployment Insurance
The Company markets and sells optional credit life insurance, credit accident and health insurance and involuntary unemployment insurance in connection with its loans in selected markets. Credit life insurance provides for the payment in full of the borrower's credit obligation to the lender in the event of the borrower's death. Credit accident and health insurance, which is only offered in conjunction with credit life insurance, provides for the repayment of loan installments to the lender that come due during an insured's period of income interruption resulting from disability from illness or injury. Involuntary unemployment insurance provides for repayment of loan installments in the event the borrower is no longer employed as the result of a layoff or reduction in workforce. All customers purchasing these types of insurance from the Company sign a statement on the loan contract affirming that they understand that their purchase of insurance is not a condition of its granting the loan.
Collateral Protection Collision Insurance
The Company before originate an automobile purchase loan or large installment loan, it require the borrower to provide proof of acceptable liability and collision insurance on the vehicle securing the loan. While the Company do not offer automobile insurance to its customers, it will obtain collateral protection collision insurance (CPI) on behalf of customers who permit their other insurance coverage to lapse. If it obtains CPI for a vehicle, the customer has the opportunity to provide proof o! f insuran! ce to cancel the CPI and receive a refund of all unearned premiums.
The Company a lso requires that its customers provide proof of acceptable ! insurance! for any personal property securing a loan. Customers can provide proof of such insurance purchased from a third party (such as homeowners or renters insurance) or can purchase the property insurance that it offers.
The Company competes with World Acceptance Corp. and Security Finance Corporation.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap installment loan and consumer finance stock World Acceptance Corp (NASDAQ: WRLD), a potential peer of small cap Regional Management Corp (NYSE: RM) and mid cap Springleaf Holdings Inc (NYSE: LEAF), has elevated short interest of 38.72% according to Highshortinterest.com. However, World Acceptance Corp got on the radar of the shorts when the company disclosed that its being investigated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for its lending practices.
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