OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QC Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: QCCO) reported a net loss of $3.0 million and revenues of $47.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018. Net loss totaled $1.6 million and revenues totaled $46.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017.

The 3% improvement in revenues during the first six months of 2018 compared to 2017 was primarily attributable to an acceleration of installment loan revenues as customers migrate from single-pay products.

Loan loss rates increased during the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to 2017, largely due to approximately $1.0 million in first quarter 2017 cash recoveries from the business-to-business portfolio and from branches that were closed at the end of 2016.

About QC Holdings, Inc.Headquartered in Lenexa, 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 257 branches in 14 states at June 30, 2018. 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 announced regulations 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)(Unaudited)

Quarter Ended Year Ended June 30, June 30, ----------------------- ------------------------ 2017 2018 2017 2018 - ------ - ------ - ------ - ------ Revenues Consumer loan interest and fees $ 20,555 $ 21,226 $ 41,712 $ 43,034 Other 2,261 2,112 4,522 4,405 - ------ - ------ - ------ - ------ Total revenues 22,816 23,338 46,234 47,439 Provision for losses 6,198 7,150 9,468 12,373 Operating expenses 11,889 12,170 24,443 24,516 - ------ - ------ - ------ - ------ Gross profit 4,729 4,018 12,323 10,550 Corporate and Regional expenses 6,025 6,097 12,294 11,902 Other expense, net 563 781 1,382 1,570 - ------ - ------ - ------ - ------ Loss before income taxes (1,859 ) (2,860 ) (1,353 ) (2,922 ) Provision (benefit) for income taxes 81 (10 ) 222 42 - ------ - ------ - ------ - ------ Net loss $ (1,940 ) $ (2,850 ) $ (1,575 ) $ (2,964 ) - ------ - ------ - ------ - ------ Loss per share: Basic Net loss $ (0.11 ) $ (0.16 ) $ (0.09 ) $ (0.17 ) - ------ - ------ - ------ - ------ Diluted Net loss $ (0.11 ) $ (0.16 ) $ (0.09 ) $ (0.17 ) - ------ - ------ - ------ - ------ 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, June 30, 2017 2018 ------------ ---------- ASSETS (Unaudite d) Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 16,198 $ 16,525 Restricted cash 1,879 2,069 Loans receivable, less allowance for losses of $7,755 at December 31, 2017 and $7,742 32,921 30,079 at June 30, 2018 Other current assets 3,748 3,469 - ------ - ------ Total current assets 54,746 52,142 Non-current loans receivable, less allowance for losses of $83 at December 31, 2017 258 192 and $64 at June 30, 2018 Property and equipment, net 8,241 8,703 Other assets, net 7,313 7,112 - ------ - ------ Total assets $ 70,558 $ 68,149 - ------ - ------ LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Current liabilities Accounts payable and other current liabilities $ 9,355 $ 8,103 Revolving credit facility 2,500 4,678 Subordinated debt 8,168 7,822 - ------ - ------ Total current liabilities 20,023 20,603 Non-current liabilities 4,471 4,482 - ------ - ------ Total liabilities 24,494 25,085 Stockholders’ equity 46,064 43,064 - ------ - ------ Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 70,558 $ 68,149 - ------ - ------

QC Holdings, Inc.Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows(in thousands)(Unaudited)

Six Months Six Months Ended Ended June 30, June 30, 2017 2018 ---------- ------------ Operating activities: Net loss $ (1,575 ) $ (2,964 ) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash 11,148 14,202 Changes in assets and liabilities (4,968 ) (10,463 ) - ------ - ------- Net operating 4,605 775 - ------ - ------- Investing activities: Capital expenditures (1,407 ) (1,875 ) Other 1 - - ------ - ------- Net investing (1,406 ) (1,875 ) - ------ - ------- Financing activities: Net repayment of borrowings (2,625 ) 1,700 Other - (38 ) - ------ - ------- Net financing (2,625 ) 1,662 - ------ - ------- Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 67 (45 ) - ------ - ------- Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 641 517 Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of year 18,525 18,077 - ------ - ------- Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 19,166 $ 18,594 - ------ - -------

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