CompuCredit Corp., which posted a fourth-quarter loss, said it is continuing to respond to a difficult credit environment by preserving capital, managing accounts, and reducing expenses.

After the market closed Thursday afternoon, the Atlanta specialty lender and marketer of subprime credit cards reported a loss of $26.9 million, or 57 cents a share, compared with a profit of $15.75 million, or 33 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding discontinued operations, the profit for the fourth quarter of 2007 was $27.5 million, or 58 cents a share.

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