Usio Expects Record First Quarter 2022 Revenues on Strength of Record First Quarter Electronic Payments Transaction and Processing Volume

Total Dollars processed in the first quarter of 2022 were $2.2 billion, up 18% compared to the same period last year

SAN ANTONIO, April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Usio, Inc. (Nasdaq: USIO), a cloud-based, integrated FinTech electronic payment solutions provider, today announced that it expects to report record revenues for the first quarter of 2022 on the strength of record transaction and processing volume for the first quarter of 2022 that it is reporting today.

Louis Hoch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Usio, said, “The new year’s revenue growth has picked up right where last year left off, with what should be another quarter of record revenues on record first quarter processing volume of $2.2 billion. Total dollars loaded on prepaid cards set a new, all-time quarterly record, and both total dollars processed and transaction volume in our Card business were all-time records. ACH and Output Solutions were also up strongly from a year ago. Usio’s ability to provide a diverse range of innovative electronic payments solutions that are responsive to rapidly changing market demands is clearly propelling our strong growth. I am pleased with this start to the year, which has us on pace to achieve our expected 18-20% revenue growth, positive operating cash flow and Adjusted EBITDA in 2022, conditioned on both continued enthusiasm in the fintech lending and cryptocurrency industries, as well as no appreciable deterioration in economic conditions.”

First Quarter 2022 Processing Results

Card Processing, Including PayFac    
  vQ1 21 vQ4 21
Credit Card Dollars Processed + 21 % +5 %
Credit Card Transactions Processed + 48 % +3 %

In the quarter, total Card dollars processed exceeded $325 million, with more than 2.6 million transactions processed, both all-time quarterly records.

  vQ1 2021 vQ4 21
Prepaid Card Load Volume + 134% + 6%
Prepaid Card Transactions Processed + 270% + 2%
Prepaid Card Purchase Dollars Processed + 139% + 7%

Total dollars loaded on prepaid cards exceeded $69 million in the first quarter and set a new all-time quarterly record.

  vQ1 2022 vQ4 21
Electronic Check Transaction Volume + 21% – 15%
Returned Check Transactions Processed + 32% – 13%
Electronic Check Dollars Processed + 16% -26%

Output Solutions, Including Electronic and Print    
  vQ1 22 vQ4 21
Transactions/Pieces Processed + 34% +44 %

Total transactions/pieces processed of over 2.9 million set an all-time quarterly record.

Total payment dollars processed in the first quarter of 2022 were $2.2 billion, up 18% compared to the same period last year. Total payment transactions processed in the first quarter of 2022 were 10.5 million.

About Usio, Inc.
Usio, Inc. (Nasdaq: USIO), a leading, cloud-based, integrated FinTech electronic payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, crypto exchanges, and card issuers. The Company operates credit, debit/prepaid, and ACH payment processing platforms to deliver convenient, world-class payment solutions and services to their clients. The company, through its Usio Output Solutions division offers services relating to electronic bill presentment, document composition, document decomposition and printing and mailing services. The strength of the Company lies in its ability to provide tailored solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance, and bill payments as well as its unique technology in the prepaid sector. Usio is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and has offices in Austin, Texas, and Franklin, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville.
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Joe Hassett, Investor Relations
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