OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QC Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK:QCCO) reported a net loss of $851,000 and revenues of $25.6 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, net loss totaled $2.4 million and revenues were $71.8 million. For the three months ended September 30, 2016, net loss totaled $1.9 million and revenues were $29.6 million. Net loss totaled $5.1 million and revenues totaled $90.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016.

The nine months ended September 30, 2017 includes severance charges of $315,000. The company recorded a charge during third quarter 2016 of $1.6 million related to recording additional loan loss reserve, severance and lease liability costs as part of the closure of the company’s branches in Washington, South Carolina and Virginia.  During the first half of 2016, the company recorded a charge of $2.7 million due to a loan loss reserve for a business-to-business receivable and paid approximately $322,000 in severance and other costs.

The decline in revenues during 2017 compared to 2016 was primarily attributable to the third quarter 2016 store swap transaction, whereby the company acquired 33 branches operated in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Utah and sold its 98 branches operated in Alabama, Arizona, California, Mississippi and Ohio. For the 235 company branches not a part of the store swap, revenues are up slightly period-to-period due to an increase in new customers.

Loan loss rates dropped to 24.1% for the first nine months of 2017 from 34.4% in the same prior year period.  This decline is attributable to $3.5 million in 2016 loan loss reserves as noted above, 2017 recoveries in the business factoring portfolio and better-than-expected collections at the branch level during 2017.

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 258 branches in 14 states at November 15, 2017. 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 many 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 any 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
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended 
September 30,

  2016   2017     2016   2017 
Consumer loan interest and fees$27,186  $23,197    $83,582  $64,909 
Other 2,379   2,406     6,878   6,928 
Total revenues 29,565   25,603     90,460   71,837 
Provision for losses 11,528   7,822     31,146   17,290 
Operating expenses 14,565   12,388     46,146   36,831 
Gross profit 3,472   5,393     13,168   17,716 
Corporate and Regional expenses 7,513   5,701     21,307   17,995 
Other expense, net (942)  437     (354)  1,819 
Loss before income taxes (3,099)  (745)    (7,785)  (2,098)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes (1,152)  106     (2,717)  328 
Net loss$(1,947) $(851)   $(5,068) $(2,426)
Loss per share:                       
Net loss$(0.11) $(0.05)   $(0.29) $(0.14)
Net loss$(0.11) $(0.05)   $(0.29) $(0.14)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:                       
Basic 17,333   17,333     17,333   17,333 
Diluted 17,333   17,333     17,333   17,333 

QC Holdings, Inc. 
Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
(in thousands) 
  December 31,

  September 30,

ASSETS     (Unaudited)
Current assets     
Cash and cash equivalents$16,660  $15,555 
Restricted cash 1,865   1,881 
Loans receivable, less allowance for losses of $9,836 at  December 31, 2016 and $7,393 at September 30, 2017 32,586   31,420 
Other current assets 6,500   4,082 
Total current assets 57,611   52,938 
Non-current loans receivable, less allowance for losses of $623 at  December 31, 2016 and $117 at September 30, 2017 1,664   327 
Property and equipment, net 6,039   5,925 
Other assets, net 8,041   7,848 
Total assets$73,355  $67,038 
Current liabilities     
Accounts payable and other current liabilities$10,420  $9,673 
Revolving credit facility 2,250    
Subordinated debt 7,736   7,592 
Total current liabilities 20,406   17,265 
Non-current liabilities 3,361   2,583 
Total liabilities 23,767   19,848 
Stockholders’ equity 49,588   47,190 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$73,355  $67,038 

QC Holdings, Inc.  
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)  
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,

   Nine Months Ended
September 30,

Operating activities:          
Net loss$(5,068)   $(2,426) 
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash 33,250     19,627  
Changes in assets and liabilities (22,523)    (13,710) 
Net operating 5,659     3,491  
Investing activities:          
Capital expenditures (3,000)    (2,096) 
Other 32     1  
Net investing (2,968)    (2,095) 
Financing activities:          
Net repayment of borrowings (2,250)    (2,625) 
Other (15)       
Net financing (2,265)    (2,625) 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 176     124  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 602     (1,105) 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 16,115     16,660  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$16,717    $15,555  


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