Regis Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

MINNEAPOLIS - April 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS), a leader in the haircare industry, whose primary business is owning, operating and franchising hair salons, today reported results for its fiscal third quarter ended March 31, 2015 versus the prior year as noted below.

As a result of the Company's valuation allowance against most of its deferred tax assets, associated reported and as adjusted, after-tax results of operations are not comparable to prior periods.

  • Sales of $454.0 million, a decline of ($17.6) million. Same-store sales decreased 0.7%.
    • Same-store service and product sales decreased 0.7% and 0.9%, respectively.
  • GAAP net loss of ($3.7) million or ($0.07) per diluted share.
    • Includes ($0.07) per share due to the impact of the non-cash deferred tax valuation allowance on income tax expense and net discrete expense.
  • EBITDA, as adjusted, of $22.8 million compares to $26.0 million in the prior year quarter.
    • Decrease of ($1.4) million from same-store sales declines.
    • Decline of ($1.8) million mainly from planned strategic investments, higher incentives as we lap an incentive-lite year, minimum wage and other inflationary increases and lapping of certain one-time benefits, partly offset by improved salon productivity, cost savings, higher franchise royalties and fees, and reduced health insurance costs.
  • Diluted EPS, as adjusted, was ($0.07), an increase of $0.08 compared to the prior year quarter.
    • Excluding the impact of the deferred tax valuation allowance, Diluted EPS, as adjusted, increased $0.11 per share compared to the prior year quarter.
    • Lower depreciation, improved salon productivity, lower interest, cost savings, higher franchise royalties and fees and reduced health insurance costs were partly offset by same-store sales declines, planned strategic investments, higher incentives as we lap an incentive-lite year, minimum wage and other inflationary increases, lapping of certain one-time benefits and lower non-cash equity in earnings of Empire Education Group.
  • The current quarter GAAP net loss includes net discrete expense of $0.1 million. The prior year quarter GAAP net loss includes net discrete expense of $1.3 million. See non-GAAP reconciliations.

Dan Hanrahan, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Third quarter results demonstrate we have been able to sustain improvements where we have strong leaders executing our strategy and we still have work to do. Third quarter same-store sales remained relatively consistent with results we posted over the previous three quarters, down 70 basis points. SmartStyle and Supercuts, our core value businesses, continued to outperform, posting combined service comps of 1.3%. While I am pleased over half of our business continued to post positive results during the quarter, the other half must improve in order for Regis to grow overall and achieve a broader scale turn. To that end, we are committed to improving our leadership and execution capabilities across the entire organization. Our focus remains unchanged, emphasizing leadership development, technical education programs and asset protection as key mandates to deliver longer-term sustainable growth and profitability.”

The Company provided an update on the three key priorities to improve execution and performance in fiscal 2015. These areas follow the theme of people, process and metrics enabled by real-time information to make good business decisions and drive improved execution.

Leadership Development. As part of our ongoing effort to build a leadership culture that provides an environment for stylists to succeed, we continued our work to develop, and where necessary, upgrade field leadership capabilities. We launched several important training programs during the third quarter. We introduced the next phase of Regional Vice President and Regional Director leadership training, which shifted from basic foundational development to a greater focus on salon operational excellence, execution and strategic thinking. Leveraging training programs that integrate technical education with positive leadership, we made progress in the third quarter training District Leaders and Salon Managers, and training 500 District Leaders, representing over half of our entire District Leader group. This leadership training focused on foundational leadership skills, promoting collaboration, teamwork and best practice sharing to grow salon revenues. We also piloted Salon Manager training during the third quarter focused on stylist recruitment, onboarding and retention, guest retention and basic salon operations, and are using learnings from these pilots to inform the future direction of salon manager training.

Technical Education. Providing meaningful technical education to our stylists is critical to satisfy their desire to develop their craft and make Regis their career destination. We have been working to become more localized in the way we deliver and execute technical and experiential training, by onboarding and aligning Artistic Directors with Regional Directors. We continued to make progress onboarding new Artistic Directors and developing associated training programs and tools, and the response to the training has been very positive. We also continued to leverage vendor partners to develop and pilot training programs for our people and expanded our Supercuts technical education program to accommodate growth in our franchise base.

Asset Protection. Our Asset Protection team continued helping our stylists and salons improve their sales performance and salon profitability. Through our stylist asset awareness program and salon visits, they are encouraging field leaders and stylists to make the right choices to optimize their individual success and revenues of Regis. During the third quarter, the Asset Protection team conducted approximately 900 awareness training sessions and salon visits, bringing our year to date total to approximately 2,700. Positive sales improvements from these visits were sustained in the third quarter, as our field leaders hold salons accountable for acceptable asset protection behaviors.

Mr. Hanrahan concluded, “I have confidence in our strategy, and the foundation we are building is starting to pay off. Our best leaders are responding to training and driving the cultural transformation needed to turn Regis. The tools and executional processes we developed, in the hands of the right leaders, are working as evidenced by the sustained improvements in execution in over one half of our business. Transforming the culture across seven thousand salons and over forty thousand employees takes time, and we have significant work ahead of us before we are executing consistently across the entire portfolio, driving performance and realizing improved profitability from investments we are making today to turn around our business. That said, the other half of our business must improve for Regis to grow overall. Our team is laser focused on implementing the tools we are investing in around salon leadership development, technical education, and asset protection. While our progress continues to move in the right direction, improvement in our results will not be linear. Over time the variability will smooth as we continue to develop and upgrade our leaders.”

 
Comparable Profitability Measures
    (Unaudited)              
    Three Months   Nine Months   Fiscal Years
    Ended March 31,   Ended March 31,   Ended June 30,
    2015   2014   2015   2014   2014   2013
    (Dollars in millions)
Revenue   $ 454.0     $ 471.6     $ 1,374.4     $ 1,408.5     $ 1,892.4     $ 2,018.7  
                                     
Revenue decline %   (3.7 )   (6.6 )   (2.4 )   (7.1 )   (6.3 )   (4.9 )
                                     
Same-Store Sales %   (0.7 )   (5.7 )   (0.1 )   (5.8 )   (4.8 )   (2.4 )
Same-Store Average Ticket % Change   1.7     1.0     1.6     1.3     1.3     0.6  
Same-Store Guest Count % Change   (2.4 )   (6.7 )   (1.7 )   (7.1 )   (6.1 )   (3.0 )
                                     
Cost of Service and Product % (1)   59.1     59.0     59.5     59.1     59.1     58.6  
Cost of Service and Product %, as re-casted (1) (2)   N/A     N/A     N/A     N/A     N/A     59.6  
Cost of Service and Product %, as adjusted (1)   59.1     59.0     59.5     59.1     59.1     59.0  
Cost of Service % (1)   61.6     61.6     61.8     61.3     61.3     59.5  
Cost of Service %, as re-casted (1) (2)   N/A     N/A     N/A     N/A     N/A     60.9  
Cost of Product % (1)   49.5     48.9     50.6     50.4     50.4     55.0  
Cost of Product %, as adjusted (1)   49.5     48.9     50.6     50.1     50.2     52.0  
                                     
Site operating expense as % of total revenues, U.S. GAAP reported   10.4     10.6     10.6     10.7     10.7     10.1  
Site operating expense as % of total revenues, as re-casted (2)   N/A     N/A     N/A     N/A     N/A     10.5  
Site operating expense as % of total revenues, as adjusted   10.5     10.6     10.8     10.8     10.8     10.6  
                                     
General and administrative as % of total revenues, U.S. GAAP reported   9.7     9.1     9.9     9.1     9.1     11.2  
General and administrative as % of total revenues, as re-casted (2)   N/A     N/A     N/A     N/A     N/A     9.8  
General and administrative as % of total revenues, as adjusted   10.0     9.0     9.9     9.1     9.1     9.4  
                                     
Operating income (loss) as % of total revenues, U.S. GAAP reported   1.2     (0.7 )   0.2     (2.6 )   (1.8 )   0.6  
Operating income (loss) as % of total revenues, as adjusted   0.7     (0.5 )   0.0     (0.1 )   0.0     1.7  
                                     
EBITDA   24.4     26.0     52.7     46.9     57.4     148.5  
EBITDA, as adjusted   22.8     26.0     62.1     76.0     101.8     125.4  
                                     

 

1)   Excludes depreciation and amortization.
2)   During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013, the Company reorganized its field organization, excluding salons within the North American Premium segment. Beginning in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, costs associated with field leaders that were previously recorded within General and Administrative expenses are now reported within Cost of Service and Site Operating expenses.
     

Third Quarter Results

Revenues. Revenue in the quarter of $454.0 million declined $17.6 million, or 3.7%, compared to the prior year quarter. Same-store sales declined 0.7% compared to the prior year quarter.

Service revenues were $352.0 million, a $15.2 million decline, or 4.1%, compared to the prior year quarter. During this period, same-store service sales declined 0.7%, driven by a decline in guest traffic of 1.5%, partly offset by an increase in average ticket price of 0.8%. The remaining 340 basis point decline in service revenues compared to the prior year quarter was primarily due to a net reduction of 242 North American salons and foreign currency.

Product revenues were $91.1 million, a decrease of $3.2 million, or 3.4%, compared to the prior year quarter. Product same-store sales for the quarter declined 0.9%, driven by a decrease in average ticket of 1.2%, partly offset by an increase in guest traffic of 0.3%. The remaining 250 basis point decline in product revenues compared to the prior year quarter was primarily due to a net reduction of 242 North American salons and foreign currency.

Royalties and fees were $10.8 million, an increase of $0.8 million, or 7.8% compared to the prior year quarter. Franchisees posted positive same-store sales during the quarter and the Company added 130 net franchised locations in the last twelve months.

Cost of Service and Product. Cost of service and product, as a percent of service and product revenues, increased to 59.1% or 10 basis points compared to the prior year quarter.

Cost of service as a percent of service revenues for the quarter was flat versus the prior year quarter, at 61.6%. Improved stylist productivity and lower healthcare costs were offset by state minimum wage increases, higher field incentives, as we lap an incentive-lite year, and lapping of certain one-time benefits.

Cost of product as a percent of product revenues was 49.5%, an increase of 60 basis points when compared to the prior year quarter. The primary driver was the lapping of vendor rebates earned last year.

Site Operating Expenses. Site operating expenses of $47.1 million decreased $3.1 million compared to the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of a discrete item in the current year quarter, site operating expenses decreased $2.4 million compared to the prior year quarter. The decrease was primarily driven by timing of marketing expenses, lower workers' compensation and insurance expenses and cost savings.

General and Administrative. General and administrative expenses of $44.1 million increased $1.0 million compared to the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of discrete items in both periods, general and administrative expenses increased $2.8 million compared to the prior year quarter. The increase was driven by higher incentives as we lap an incentive-lite year and planned strategic investments in Asset Protection and Human Resource initiatives, partly offset by cost savings and the lapping of certain one-time costs in the prior year quarter.

Rent. Rent expense was $76.5 million, or 16.9% of revenues. As a percentage of revenues, rent decreased 20 basis points versus the prior year quarter. The net reduction of 242 North American salons was partly offset by negative leverage from same-store sales declines.

Depreciation and Amortization. Depreciation and amortization was $19.0 million compared to $28.3 million in the prior year quarter, a decrease of $9.3 million. This decrease was primarily driven by lower non-cash impairment charges in the current quarter and lower expense associated with fewer salons.

Income Tax Expense. Income tax expense of $6.8 million is primarily the result of a discrete, non-cash charge of $2.0 million to establish a valuation allowance against the majority of Canadian deferred tax assets and a $4.3 million non-cash charge relating to tax benefits on certain indefinite-lived assets that the Company cannot recognize for reporting purposes.

The presence of a valuation allowance, including the non-cash tax expense on certain indefinite-lived assets, affects comparability of income tax expense, as adjusted. This plus the discrete, non-cash charge to establish a valuation allowance affect comparability of reported tax expense.

Equity in Affiliates. Loss from equity method investments and affiliated companies was $0.3 million, representing a decrease of $0.3 million compared to the prior year quarter. This was primarily due to Empire Education Group's current loss compared to break-even results in the prior year quarter.

EBITDA, as Adjusted. EBITDA, as adjusted, which excludes the impact of equity in earnings of affiliated companies and discrete items in both periods, was $22.8 million, a decrease of $3.2 million compared to the prior year quarter.

Discrete Items. Discrete items for the current quarter netted to $0.1 million of expense, comprised of the following items:

Expense:

• Deferred tax asset valuation allowance of $2.0 million.

Income:

• Legal settlement, net of fees of $1.0 million.

• Prior years' self-insurance reserves adjustment of $0.7 million.

• Deferred compensation adjustment of $0.2 million.

Capital Allocation. At the end of the quarter, $25.9 million remained outstanding under the Company’s approved stock repurchase program. Consistent with the Company's capital allocation policy, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized an additional $50.0 million to be expended for the repurchase of the Company’s stock.

A complete reconciliation of reported earnings to adjusted earnings is included in this press release and is available on the Company’s website at www.regiscorp.com.

Regis Corporation will host a conference call via webcast discussing third quarter results today, April 30, 2015, at 10 a.m., Central time. Interested parties are invited to participate in the live webcast by logging on to www.regiscorp.com or participate by phone by dialing (877) 681-3370 and entering access code 6115573. A replay of the presentation will be available later that day. The replay phone number is (888) 203-1112, access code 6115573.

About Regis Corporation

Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS) is the leader in beauty salons and cosmetology education. As of March 31, 2015, the Company owned, franchised or held ownership interests in 9,567 worldwide locations. Regis’ corporate and franchised locations operate under concepts such as Supercuts, SmartStyle, MasterCuts, Regis Salons, Sassoon Salon, Cost Cutters and First Choice Haircutters. Regis maintains ownership interests in Empire Education Group in the U.S. and the MY Style concepts in Japan. For additional information about the Company, including a reconciliation of certain non-GAAP financial information and certain supplemental financial information, please visit the Investor Information section of the corporate website at www.regiscorp.com. To join Regis Corporation’s email alert list, click on this link:
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This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements in this document reflect management’s best judgment at the time they are made, but all such statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the statements herein. Such forward-looking statements are often identified herein by use of words including, but not limited to, “may,” “believe,” “project,” “forecast,” “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” and “plan.” In addition, the following factors could affect the Company’s actual results and cause such results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These factors include the impact of significant initiatives, changes in our management and organizational structure and our ability to attract and retain our executive management team; the success of our stylists and our ability to attract, train and retain talented stylists; negative same-store sales; our ability to protect the security of sensitive information about our guests, employees, vendors or Company information; changes in regulatory and statutory laws; the effect of changes to healthcare laws; financial performance of our investment with EEG, Inc.; the Company's reliance on management information systems; the continued ability of the Company to implement cost reduction initiatives; reliance on external vendors; changes in distribution channels of manufacturers; compliance with debt covenants; financial performance of our franchisees; competition within the personal hair care industry; changes in economic conditions; failure to standardize operating processes across brands; the ability of the Company to maintain satisfactory relationships with certain companies and suppliers; changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates; changes in consumer tastes and fashion trends; or other factors not listed above. Additional information concerning potential factors that could affect future financial results is set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2014. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. However, your attention is directed to any further disclosures made in our subsequent annual and periodic reports filed or furnished with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and Proxy Statements on Schedule 14A.

REGIS CORPORATION (NYSE: RGS)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

         
    March 31,   June 30,
    2015   2014
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 212,951     $ 378,627
Receivables, net   23,993     25,808
Inventories   131,883     137,151
Other current assets   63,972     71,680
Total current assets   432,799     613,266
         
Property and equipment, net   228,195     266,538
Goodwill   418,158     425,264
Other intangibles, net   17,283     19,812
Investment in affiliates   17,024     28,611
Other assets   61,864     62,458
         
Total assets   $ 1,175,323     $ 1,415,949
         
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
Current liabilities:        
Long-term debt, current portion   $ 4     $ 173,501
Accounts payable   63,284     68,491
Accrued expenses   143,794     142,720
Total current liabilities   207,082     384,712
         
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations   120,000     120,002
Other noncurrent liabilities   201,661     190,454
Total liabilities   528,743     695,168
         
Shareholders’ equity:        
Common stock, $0.05 par value; issued and outstanding 54,579,808 and 56,651,166 common shares at March 31, 2015 and June 30, 2014, respectively   2,729     2,833
Additional paid-in capital   311,264     337,837
Accumulated other comprehensive income   6,955     22,651
Retained earnings   325,632     357,460
         
Total shareholders’ equity   646,580     720,781
         
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 1,175,323     $ 1,415,949
               

 

REGIS CORPORATION (NYSE: RGS)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

         
    Three Months Ended March 31,   Nine Months Ended March 31,
    2015   2014   2015   2014
Revenues:                
Service   $ 352,015     $ 367,230     $ 1,067,079     $ 1,099,916  
Product   91,143     94,309     274,596     278,821  
Royalties and fees   10,802     10,022     32,723     29,774  
    453,960     471,561     1,374,398     1,408,511  
Operating expenses:                
Cost of service   216,830     226,344     659,736     674,772  
Cost of product   45,117     46,146     138,924     140,631  
Site operating expenses   47,116     50,215     145,643     151,260  
General and administrative   44,082     43,120     135,934     127,758  
Rent   76,516     80,614     230,913     238,788  
Depreciation and amortization   19,044     28,343     60,815     76,815  
Goodwill impairment               34,939  
Total operating expenses   448,705     474,782     1,371,965     1,444,963  
                 
Operating income (loss)   5,255     (3,221 )   2,433     (36,452 )
                 
Other (expense) income:                
Interest expense   (2,273 )   (6,299 )   (7,843 )   (15,956 )
Interest income and other, net   390     261     1,307     1,144  
                 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in (loss) income of affiliated companies   3,372     (9,259 )   (4,103 )   (51,264 )
                 
Income taxes   (6,797 )   (857 )   (15,865 )   (72,812 )
Equity in (loss) income of affiliated companies, net of income taxes   (285 )   23     (11,865 )   4,762  
                 
Loss from continuing operations   (3,710 )   (10,093 )   (31,833 )   (119,314 )
                 
Income from discontinued operations, net of taxes       609         609  
                 
Net loss   $ (3,710 )   $ (9,484 )   $ (31,833 )   $ (118,705 )
                 
Net loss per share:                
Loss from continuing operations, basic and diluted   (0.07 )   (0.18 )   (0.58 )   (2.11 )
Income from discontinued operations, basic and diluted       0.01         0.01  
Net loss per share, basic and diluted   $ (0.07 )   $ (0.17 )   $ (0.58 )   $ (2.10 )
                 
Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding:                
Basic and diluted   54,837     56,473     55,248     56,450  
                 
Cash dividends declared per common share   $     $     $     $ 0.12  
                                 

 

REGIS CORPORATION (NYSE: RGS)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands)

         
    Three Months Ended March 31,   Nine Months Ended March 31,
    2015   2014   2015   2014
Net loss   $ (3,710 )   $ (9,484 )   $ (31,833 )   $ (118,705 )
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax:                
Foreign currency translation adjustments during the period   (6,851 )   (2,208 )   (15,696 )   (1,225 )
Other comprehensive loss   (6,851 )   (2,208 )   (15,696 )   (1,225 )
Comprehensive loss   $ (10,561 )   $ (11,692 )   $ (47,529 )   $ (119,930 )
                                 

 

REGIS CORPORATION (NYSE: RGS)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOW (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands)

     
    Nine Months Ended March 31,
    2015   2014
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net loss   $ (31,833 )   $ (118,705 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities        
Depreciation and amortization   51,478     61,540  
Equity in loss (income) of affiliated companies   11,865     (4,762 )
Deferred income taxes   12,631     68,669  
Salon asset impairment   9,337     15,275  
Gain on sale of salon assets   (723 )    
Loss on write down of inventories       854  
Goodwill impairment       34,939  
Stock-based compensation   6,342     4,899  
Amortization of debt discount and financing costs   1,336     6,027  
Other non-cash items affecting earnings   266     177  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding the effects of sales and acquisitions   11,628     14,801  
Net cash provided by operating activities   72,327     83,714  
         
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Capital expenditures   (29,689 )   (34,977 )
Proceeds from sale of assets (asset acquisitions, net of cash acquired), net   1,961     (1 )
Proceeds from loans and investments       5,056  
Net cash used in investing activities   (27,728 )   (29,922 )
         
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net of fees       118,058  
Repayments of long-term debt and capital lease obligations   (173,749 )   (5,234 )
Repurchase of common stock   (32,890 )    
Dividends paid       (6,793 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (206,639 )   106,031  
         
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (3,636 )   489  
         
(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents   (165,676 )   160,312  
         
Cash and cash equivalents:        
Beginning of period   378,627     200,488  
End of period   $ 212,951     $ 360,800  
                 

SAME-STORE SALES (1):

    For the Three Months Ended
    March 31, 2015   March 31, 2014
                         
                         
    Service   Retail   Total   Service   Retail   Total
SmartStyle   1.5     (2.2 )   0.3     (4.7 )   (9.1 )   (6.1 )
Supercuts   1.0     5.2     1.4     0.3     (10.0 )   (0.7 )
MasterCuts   (4.8 )   (6.3 )   (5.1 )   (8.5 )   (10.0 )   (8.7 )
Other Value   (1.2 )   2.5     (0.8 )   (6.5 )   (7.2 )   (6.6 )
North American Value   (0.2 )%   (0.9 )%   (0.3 )%   (4.6 )%   (8.9 )%   (5.4 )%
                         
North American Premium   (3.3 )%   (0.7 )%   (2.8 )%   (7.4 )%   (10.9 )%   (8.1 )%
                         
International   0.8

 %

  (1.2 )%   0.2

 %

  0.1

 %

  (3.6 )%   (1.1 )%
                         
Consolidated   (0.7 )%   (0.9 )%   (0.7 )%   (4.9 )%   (8.9 )%   (5.7 )%
     
    For the Nine Months Ended
    March 31, 2015   March 31, 2014
                         
                         
    Service   Retail   Total   Service   Retail   Total
SmartStyle   2.8     0.1     2.0     (4.0 )   (11.4 )   (6.5 )
Supercuts   1.0     4.4     1.3     (0.1 )   (12.4 )   (1.4 )
MasterCuts   (4.0 )   (2.9 )   (3.8 )   (9.0 )   (16.0 )   (10.3 )
Other Value   (1.1 )   5.0     (0.5 )   (5.6 )   (11.0 )   (6.2 )
North American Value   0.3

 %

  1.1

 %

  0.5

 %

  (4.2 )%   (11.9 )%   (5.7 )%
                         
North American Premium   (3.3 )%   (0.9 )%   (2.8 )%   (6.6 )%   (10.0 )%   (7.2 )%
                         
International   1.0

 %

  (1.4 )%   0.3

 %

  (0.2 )%   (3.4 )%   (1.2 )%
                         
Consolidated   (0.3 )%   0.6

 %

  (0.1 )%   (4.5 )%   (10.9 )%   (5.8 )%
                                     

(1) Same-store sales are calculated on a daily basis as the total change in sales for company-owned locations that were open on a specific day of the week during the current period and the corresponding prior period. Quarterly and year-to-date same-store sales are the sum of the same-store sales computed on a daily basis. Locations relocated within a one-mile radius are included in same-store sales as they are considered to have been open in the prior period. International same-store sales are calculated in local currencies to remove foreign currency fluctuations from the calculation.

REGIS CORPORATION (NYSE: RGS)

System-wide location counts

         
    March 31, 2015   June 30, 2014
COMPANY-OWNED SALONS:        
         
SmartStyle/Cost Cutters in Walmart Stores   2,616   2,574
Supercuts   1,115   1,176
MasterCuts   476   505
Other Value   1,740   1,846
Regis salons   770   816
Total North American Salons (1)   6,717   6,917
Total International Salons (2)   362   360
Total Company-owned Salons   7,079   7,277
         
FRANCHISE SALONS:        
         
SmartStyle/Cost Cutters in Walmart Stores   127   126
Supercuts   1,336   1,213
Other Value   810   840
Total North American Salons (1)   2,273   2,179
Total International Salons (2)    
Total Franchise Salons   2,273   2,179
         
OWNERSHIP INTEREST LOCATIONS:        
         
Equity ownership interest locations   215   218
         
Grand Total, System-wide   9,567   9,674
         

 

(1)   The North American Value operating segment is comprised primarily of the SmartStyle, Supercuts, MasterCuts and Other Value salon brands. The North American Premium operating segment is comprised primarily of the Regis salon brands.
(2)   Canadian and Puerto Rican salons are included in the North American salon totals.
     

Non-GAAP Reconciliations

We believe our presentation of non-GAAP operating income (loss), net (loss) income, net (loss) income per diluted share, and other non-GAAP financial measures provides meaningful insight into our ongoing operating performance and an alternative perspective of our results of operations. Presentation of the non-GAAP measures allows investors to review our core ongoing operating performance from the same perspective as management and the Board of Directors. These non-GAAP financial measures provide investors an enhanced understanding of our operations, facilitate investors’ analyses and comparisons of our current and past results of operations and provide insight into the prospects of our future performance. We also believe the non-GAAP measures are useful to investors because they provide supplemental information research analysts frequently use to analyze financial performance.

The method we use to produce non-GAAP results is not in accordance with U.S. GAAP and may differ from methods used by other companies. These non-GAAP results should not be regarded as a substitute for corresponding U.S. GAAP measures but instead should be utilized as a supplemental measure of operating performance in evaluating our business. Non-GAAP measures do have limitations in that they do not reflect certain items that may have a material impact upon our reported financial results. As such, these non-GAAP measures should be viewed in conjunction with both our financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and the reconciliation of the selected U.S. GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures, which are located in the Investor Information section of the corporate website at www.regiscorp.com.

Non-GAAP reconciling items for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014:

The following information is provided to give qualitative and quantitative information related to items impacting comparability. Items impacting comparability are not defined terms within U.S. GAAP. Therefore, our non-GAAP financial information may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. We determine which items to consider as “items impacting comparability” based on how management views our business, makes financial, operating and planning decisions and evaluates the Company’s ongoing performance. The following items have been excluded from our non-GAAP results:

  • Inventory reserves attributed to our inventory simplification program.
  • Self-insurance reserves adjustments.
  • Expense associated with legal cases, net of settlements.
  • Professional fees associated with the evaluation and sale of non-core assets.
  • Deferred compensation adjustments.
  • Accelerated depreciation related to our corporate office consolidation.
  • Goodwill impairment charge related to our Regis salon concept reporting unit.
  • Our portion of a deferred tax asset valuation allowance established by Empire Education Group (EEG) and other than temporary impairment associated with our investment in EEG.
  • Recovery of previously impaired investments in an affiliate.
  • Tax benefit associated with a discontinued operation.

Non-GAAP tax provision adjustments primarily relate to changes in taxable income or loss resulting from the non-GAAP reconciling items addressed above. During the three months ended December 31, 2013, the Company recorded a valuation allowance against the majority of its deferred tax assets. Any non-GAAP adjustments identified after the establishment of the valuation allowance were not tax effected in the non-GAAP tables. The non-GAAP weighted average shares adjustments are due to the change in non-GAAP net (loss) income as compared to the U.S. GAAP net (loss) income, resulting from the non-GAAP reconciling items addressed herein. Non-GAAP net (loss) income per share reflects the weighted average shares associated with non-GAAP net (loss) income, which may include the dilutive effect of common stock and convertible share equivalents, if applicable.

REGIS CORPORATION

Reconciliation of selected U.S. GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP operating income (loss) and net loss to equivalent non-GAAP measures
        Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
        March 31,   March 31,
    U.S. GAAP financial line item   2015   2014   2015   2014
U.S. GAAP revenue       $ 453,960     $ 471,561     $ 1,374,398     $ 1,408,511  
                     
U.S. GAAP operating income (loss)       $ 5,255     $ (3,221 )   $ 2,433     $ (36,452 )
                     
Non-GAAP operating expense adjustments:                    
Inventory reserves   Cost of product               854  
Self-insurance reserves adjustments   Site operating expense   (678 )       (2,140 )   (673 )
Legal fees, net of settlements   General and administrative   (1,052 )   780     (98 )   2,693  
Professional fees   General and administrative       (150 )       339  
Deferred compensation adjustments   General and administrative   (184 )       (184 )   (3,703 )
Corporate office accelerated depreciation   Depreciation and amortization               746  
Goodwill impairment   Goodwill impairment               34,939  
Total non-GAAP operating expense adjustments       (1,914 )   630     (2,422 )   35,195  
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) (1)       $ 3,341     $ (2,591 )   $ 11     $ (1,257 )
                     
U.S. GAAP net loss (2)       $ (3,710 )   $ (9,484 )   $ (31,833 )   $ (118,705 )
                     
U.S. GAAP net loss adjustments:                    
Non-GAAP operating expense adjustments       (1,914 )   630     (2,422 )   35,195  
Tax provision adjustments (3)   Income taxes   2,031     1,251     2,031     77,663  
EEG deferred tax asset valuation allowance and impairment   Equity in (loss) income of affiliated companies, net of income taxes           11,510      
Recovery of previously impaired

investments in affiliate

  Equity in (loss) income of affiliated companies, net of income taxes               (3,077 )
Tax benefit associated with a discontinued

operation

  Income from discontinued operations, net of taxes       (609 )       (609 )
Total non-GAAP net loss adjustments:       117     1,272     11,119     109,172  
Non-GAAP net loss (2)       $ (3,593 )   $ (8,212 )   $ (20,714 )   $ (9,533 )
                                     

Notes:

(1)

  Adjusted operating margins for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, were 0.7% and (0.5%), respectively, and were 0.0% and (0.1%) for the nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and are calculated as non-GAAP operating income (loss) divided by U.S. GAAP revenue for each respective period.
 

(2)

  For the three months ended March 31, 2015, income tax expense of $6.8 million relates primarily to a discrete, non-cash charge of $2.0 million to establish a valuation allowance against the majority of Canadian deferred tax assets and a $4.3 million non-cash charge relating to tax benefits on certain indefinite-lived assets that the Company cannot recognize for reporting purposes. For the nine months ended March 31, 2015, income tax expense of $15.9 million relates to primarily to a discrete, non-cash charge of $2.0 million to establish a valuation allowance against the majority of Canadian deferred tax assets and a $10.9 million non-cash charge relating to tax benefits on certain indefinite-lived assets that the Company cannot recognize for reporting purposes. The presence of a valuation allowance, including the non-cash tax expense on certain indefinite-lived assets, affects comparability of income tax expense, as adjusted. This plus the discrete, non-cash charge to establish a valuation allowance affect comparability of reported tax expense.
 

(3)

  During the three months ended December 31, 2013, the Company recorded a valuation allowance against the majority of its deferred tax assets. Any non-GAAP adjustments identified after the establishment of the valuation allowance were not tax effected in the table. For the nine months ended March 31, 2014, non-GAAP operating expense adjustments identified prior to the valuation allowance, except the goodwill impairment, were tax effected using 37%. The goodwill impairment had a tax benefit of approximately $6.3 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2014 as the charge was only partly deductible for income tax purposes.
     

 

REGIS CORPORATION

Reconciliation of selected U.S. GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP net loss per diluted share to non-GAAP net loss per diluted share
  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  March 31,   March 31,
  2015   2014   2015   2014
U.S. GAAP net loss per share (1)   $ (0.068 )   $ (0.168 )   $ (0.576 )   $ (2.103 )
Non-GAAP adjustments (2):                
Inventory reserves               0.009  
Self-insurance reserves adjustments   (0.012 )       (0.039 )   (0.008 )
Legal fees, net of settlements   (0.019 )   0.014     (0.002 )   0.035  
Professional fees       (0.003 )       0.003  
Deferred compensation adjustments   (0.003 )       (0.003 )   (0.049 )
Corporate office accelerated depreciation               0.008  
Goodwill impairment               0.507  
Deferred tax asset valuation   0.037     0.022     0.037     1.495  
Impact of income tax rate difference               (0.002 )
EEG deferred tax asset valuation allowance and impairment           0.208      
Recovery of previously impaired investments in affiliate               (0.055 )
Tax benefit associated with a discontinued operation       (0.011 )       (0.011 )
Non-GAAP net loss per share (1) (3)   $ (0.066 )   $ (0.145 )   $ (0.375 )   $ (0.169 )
                 
U.S. GAAP Weighted average shares - basic and diluted   54,837   56,473   55,248   56,450
Non-GAAP Weighted average shares - diluted   54,837   56,473   55,248   56,450
                 

Notes:

(1)

  For the three months ended March 31, 2015, income tax expense of $6.8 million relates primarily to a discrete, non-cash charge of $2.0 million to establish a valuation allowance against the majority of Canadian deferred tax assets and a $4.3 million non-cash charge relating to tax benefits on certain indefinite-lived assets that the Company cannot recognize for reporting purposes. For the nine months ended March 31, 2015, income tax expense of $15.9 million relates to primarily to a discrete, non-cash charge of $2.0 million to establish a valuation allowance against the majority of Canadian deferred tax assets and a $10.9 million non-cash charge relating to tax benefits on certain indefinite-lived assets that the Company cannot recognize for reporting purposes. The presence of a valuation allowance, including the non-cash tax expense on certain indefinite-lived assets, affects comparability of income tax expense, as adjusted. This plus the discrete, non-cash charge to establish a valuation allowance affect comparability of reported tax expense. For the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company evaluated GAAP diluted EPS with and without the full effects of the valuation allowance and calculated an impact of $0.07, including net discrete expense. The same evaluation on diluted EPS, as adjusted, resulted in a $0.08 and $0.05 impact on the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, an increase of $0.03 when comparing the three months ended March 31, 2015 to the comparable prior year period. Excluding the $0.03 increase for the full effects of the valuation allowance, Diluted EPS, as adjusted, increased $0.11 when comparing the three months ended March 31, 2015 to the comparable prior year period.
 

(2)

  During the three months ended December 31, 2013, the Company recorded a valuation allowance against the majority of its deferred tax assets. Any non-GAAP adjustments identified after the establishment of the valuation allowance were not tax effected in the table. For the nine months ended March 31, 2014, non-GAAP operating expense adjustments identified prior to the valuation allowance, except the goodwill impairment, were tax effected using 37%. The goodwill impairment had a tax benefit of approximately $6.3 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2014 as the charge was only partly deductible for income tax purposes.
 

(3)

  Total is a recalculation; line items calculated individually may not sum to total due to rounding.
     

REGIS CORPORATION
Reconciliation of reported U.S. GAAP net loss to adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure
(Dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)

Adjusted EBITDA
EBITDA represents U.S. GAAP net loss for the respective period excluding interest expense, income taxes and depreciation and amortization expense. The Company defines EBITDA, as adjusted, as EBITDA excluding equity in (loss) income of affiliated companies, and identified items impacting comparability for each respective period. For the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, the items impacting comparability consisted of the items identified in the non-GAAP reconciling items for the respective periods. The impact of the income tax provision adjustments associated with the above items and accelerated depreciation related to the corporate office consolidation are already included in the reported U.S. GAAP net loss to EBITDA reconciliation, therefore there is no adjustment needed for the reconciliation from EBITDA to EBITDA, as adjusted. The impact of the Company's portion of the deferred tax asset valuation allowance established by EEG, the impairment on the Company's investment in EEG, and the recovery of previously impaired investments in an affiliate, are already included by excluding the impact of the Company’s equity in (loss) income of affiliated companies, net of taxes, as reported.

    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    March 31,   March 31,
    2015   2014   2015   2014
Consolidated reported net loss, as reported (U.S. GAAP)   $ (3,710 )   $ (9,484 )   $ (31,833 )   $ (118,705 )
Interest expense, as reported   2,273     6,299     7,843     15,956  
Income taxes, as reported   6,797     857     15,865     72,812  
Depreciation and amortization, as reported   19,044     28,343     60,815     76,815  
EBITDA (as defined above)   $ 24,404     $ 26,015     $ 52,690     $ 46,878  
                 
Equity in loss (income) of affiliated companies, net of income taxes, as reported   285     (23 )   11,865     (4,762 )
Inventory reserves               854  
Self-insurance reserves adjustments   (678 )       (2,140 )   (673 )
Legal fees, net of settlements   (1,052 )   780     (98 )   2,693  
Professional fees       (150 )       339  
Deferred compensation adjustments   (184 )       (184 )   (3,703 )
Goodwill impairment               34,939  
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes, as reported       (609 )       (609 )
Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP financial measure   $ 22,775     $ 26,013     $ 62,133     $ 75,956  
                                 

 

REGIS CORPORATION

Reconciliation of reported U.S. GAAP revenue change to same-store sales

(unaudited)

         
    Three Months Ended March 31,   Nine Months Ended March 31,
    2015   2014   2015   2014
Revenue decrease, as reported (U.S. GAAP)   (3.7 )%   (6.6 )%   (2.4 )%   (7.1 )%
Effect of new stores and conversions   (0.6 )   (0.7 )   (0.7 )   (0.8 )
Effect of closed salons   2.9     2.3     2.6     2.7  
Effect of foreign currency   1.3     0.3     0.6     0.3  
Other   (0.6 )   (1.0 )   (0.2 )   (0.9 )
Same-store sales, non-GAAP   (0.7 )%   (5.7 )%   (0.1 )%   (5.8 )%

SOURCE Regis Corporation

Contact:

Mark Fosland
Regis Corporation
SVP, Finance and Investor Relations, 
952-806-1707

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