OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QC Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK:QCCO) reported a net loss of $4.3 million and revenues of $29.2 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016. For the six months ended June 30, 2016, net loss totaled $3.1 million and revenues were $60.9 million. The three months and six months ended June 30, 2016 include a charge of $2.7 million (approximately $1.7 million net of income taxes) in connection with recording a loan loss reserve for a business-to-business receivable.

For the three months ended June 30, 2015, net loss totaled $1.0 million and revenues were $32.0 million. Net income totaled $106,000 and revenues totaled $66.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015.

The revenue decline during 2016 compared to 2015 reflects lower interest and fees from the company’s consumer loan products, indicative of competitive pressures as customers explore alternative loan products and distribution channels.  Loan loss rates were higher in 2016 versus 2015 as a result of the business-to-business loan reserve noted above.  Exclusive of that reserve, loan losses were very similar when comparing to prior year’s periods.

Store Swap Transaction
On June 30, 2016, QC entered into a store swap transaction with Community Choice Financial Inc. (CCFI).  As part of the transaction, QC acquired all of CCFI’s 33 branches operated in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Utah and CCFI acquired all of QC’s 98 branches operated in Alabama, Arizona, California, Mississippi and Ohio.

Other than the transfer of the equity interests and assets, the transaction did not provide for the payment or receipt of any other consideration by QC or by CCFI, other than customary post-closing adjustments.  In entering into the transaction, QC and CCFI each concluded that the net value of the equity interests and other assets received by CCFI are substantially equal to the net value of the equity interests and other assets received by QC. 

The transaction was effective on July 1, 2016. The fair market value of the assets acquired or disposed of has not yet been determined.

Election of Directors
On July 27, 2016, the Company held its annual meeting of stockholders, where Don Early, Mary Lou Early, Richard B. Chalker and Jack L. Sutherland were elected as directors to serve for one year terms until the 2017 annual meeting of stockholders.

About QC Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, QC Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer loans in the United States and Canada. In the United States, QC offers various products, including single-pay, installment and title loans, check cashing, debit cards and money transfer services, through 310 branches in 17 states at July 31, 2016. In Canada, the company, through its subsidiary Direct Credit Holdings Inc., is engaged in short-term, consumer Internet lending in various provinces.

Forward Looking Statement Disclaimer:  This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements. These risks include (1) changes in laws or regulations or governmental interpretations of existing laws and regulations governing consumer protection or short-term lending practices, (2) uncertainties relating to the interpretation, application and promulgation of regulations under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including the impact of proposed rulemaking by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), (3) ballot referendum initiatives by industry opponents to cap the rates and fees that can be charged to customers, (4) uncertainties related to the examination process by the CFPB and indirect rulemaking through the examination process, (5) litigation or regulatory action directed towards us or the short-term consumer loan industry, (6) volatility in our earnings, primarily as a result of fluctuations in loan loss experience and closures of branches, (7) risks associated with our dependence on cash management banking services and the Automated Clearing House for loan collections, (8) negative media reports and public perception of the short-term consumer loan industry and the impact on federal and state legislatures and federal and state regulators, (9) changes in our key management personnel, (10) risks associated with owning and managing non-U.S. businesses, and (11) other various risks. QC will not update any forward-looking statements made in this press release to reflect future events or developments.

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QC Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
  Three Months Ended 
June 30,

 Six Months Ended 
June 30,

 2015 2016  2015
Consumer loan interest and fees$    29,875  $    27,187  $ 61,954  $    56,396 
Other     2,113       2,035       4,549       4,499 
Total revenues     31,988       29,222       66,503       60,895 
Provision for losses   10,619     12,376     18,681     19,618 
Operating expenses     16,118       15,708       32,733       31,581 
Gross profit   5,251     1,138     15,089     9,696 
Corporate and Regional expenses   6,314     7,264     13,434     13,794 
Other expense, net     316       475       1,271       588 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes   (1,379)    (6,601)    384     (4,686)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes     (398)      (2,258)      278       (1,565)
Net income (loss)$    (981) $    (4,343) $    106  $    (3,121)
Earnings (loss) per share:       
  Net income (loss)$    (0.06) $    (0.25) $    0.01  $    (0.18)
  Net income (loss)$    (0.06) $    (0.25) $    0.01  $    (0.18)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:       
Basic   17,375     17,333     17,369     17,333 
Diluted   17,375     17,333     17,369     17,333 

QC Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
  December 31,
   June 30,
ASSETS      (Unaudited) 
Current assets       
Cash and cash equivalents$  16,115  $  13,456 
Restricted cash   950     950 
Loans receivable, less allowance for losses of $6,395 at December 31, 2015 and $8,932 at June 30, 2016   50,555     42,337 
Other current assets     6,286       8,159 
Total current assets   73,906     64,902 
Non-current loans receivable, less allowance for losses of $1,556 at December 31, 2015 and $872 at June 30, 2016   3,802     2,752 
Property and equipment, net   4,797     5,266 
Other assets, net     11,486       9,784 
Total assets$93,991  $  82,704 
Current liabilities       
Accounts payable and other current liabilities$  11,407  $  10,301 
Revolving credit facility   6,250     1,750 
Subordinated debt     3,553       3,624 
Total current liabilities   21,210     15,675 
Non-current liabilities   4,967     3,557 
Subordinated debt       
Total liabilities   26,177     19,232 
Stockholders’ equity     67,814       63,472 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$  93,991  $  82,704 

QC Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
 Six Months Six Months
 Ended Ended
 June 30, 2015 June 30, 2016
Operating activities:   
Net income (loss)$    106  $    (3,121)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash   21,016     21,480 
Changes in assets and liabilities   (11,877)    (15,199)
Net operating     9,245       3,160 
Investing activities:       
Capital expenditures   (570)    (1,581)
Other     1,186       32 
Net investing     616       (1,549)
Financing activities:       
Net repayment of borrowings   (11,250)    (4,500)
Other     (1,485)    
Net financing   (12,735)      (4,500)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     (157)      230 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (3,031)    (2,659)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year     14,220       16,115 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$  11,189  $  13,456 


Douglas E. Nickerson  (913-234-5154)
Chief Financial Officer