Regis Reports Fourth Quarter 2015 Results

MINNEAPOLIS - August 28, 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 fourth quarter ended June 30, 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 are not comparable to prior periods.

  • Sales of $462.9 million, a decline of $(21.0) million. Same-store sales decreased 0.8%.
    • Same-store service and product sales decreased 0.6% and 1.8%, respectively.
  • GAAP net loss of $(2.6) million or $(0.05) per diluted share.
    • Includes $0.04 per diluted share benefit due to the non-cash impact of the deferred tax valuation allowance on income tax expense.
    • Includes $(0.06) per diluted share of discrete charges.
  • EBITDA, as adjusted, of $24.4 million compared to $25.8 million in the prior year quarter.
    • Decrease of $(1.6) million from same-store sales declines.
    • Increase of $0.2 million, mainly from improved salon productivity and inventory management, lower self-insurance reserves, cost savings, and higher franchise royalties and fees, was partly offset by higher incentives as we lap an incentive-lite year, minimum wage increases, planned strategic investments, and higher health insurance costs.
  • Diluted EPS, as adjusted, was $0.01 compared to $(0.10) in the prior year quarter.
    • Excluding the impact of the deferred tax valuation allowance, Diluted EPS, as adjusted, increased $0.05 per share compared to the prior year quarter.
    • Reduced interest expense, improved salon productivity and inventory management, lower self-insurance reserves, cost savings, lower depreciation, higher franchise royalties and fees and lower non-cash equity in losses of Empire Education Group, were partly offset by higher incentives as we lap an incentive-lite year, minimum wage increases, same-store sales declines, planned strategic investments, higher health insurance costs and tax expense.
  • The current quarter GAAP net loss includes net discrete expense of $3.1 million. The prior year quarter GAAP net loss includes net discrete expense of $11.5 million. See non-GAAP reconciliations.

Dan Hanrahan, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Fiscal 2015 has been a year where we began to stabilize the business and we have seen change beginning to add value in many of our salons and districts. Our overall business reported same-store sales of minus 80 and 30 basis points for the fourth quarter and full year, respectively. We’ve made significant progress against our fiscal 2015 initiatives focused around Leadership Development, Asset Protection and Technical Education. Our strong leaders are driving sustainable improvement by using the tools, processes and metrics we provide to drive growth in their districts and salons quarter after quarter. They are becoming better at leading their salons and hiring and retaining top stylists and salon managers. To date, they continue to represent slightly over half our business. We are focused on those leaders who have yet to show progress by providing ongoing training and development and we continue to upgrade our field talent.”

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 culture that provides an environment for stylists to succeed, we continued our work to develop, and where necessary, upgrade field leadership capabilities. We continued to train Regional Vice Presidents and Regional Directors, delivering on our commitment to offer important foundational development, focused on positive leadership, operational excellence, salon-level execution, presentation, coaching and training skills, strategic thinking, business planning and multi-unit oversight. In the back half of 2015, we rolled out training to all of our District Leaders, integrating technical education with positive leadership. In the fourth quarter, we continued our Salon Manager training pilot, focused on stylist recruitment, onboarding and retention, guest retention and basic salon operations. The pilot identified key developmental needs and helped us understand the pace and vehicles in which to deliver this type of training. As a result, we will introduce our new Salon Manager curriculum in fiscal 2016. This is a comprehensive program that helps Salon Managers become more confident and competent in their roles as teacher, leader and coach to stylists and focuses them on stylist retention and salon staffing. As designed, Salon Managers will review short bursts of online training tailored to key operational, leadership and revenue-generating programs with knowledge tests, applicable scenarios, and reinforcement and coaching by their District Leaders.

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 are working to become more localized in the way we deliver and execute technical and experiential training and are nearly 50% complete in our efforts to recruit and align 92 Artistic Directors with our Regional Directors. These programs will provide our stylists with opportunities to receive several technical training sessions each year. When fully implemented, the program will ensure all salons receive in-salon technical training and provide regional cluster classes for our stylists to leverage based on specific needs.

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 fourth quarter, the Asset Protection team conducted approximately 800 awareness training sessions and salon visits, bringing our year to date total to approximately 3,500. Sales improvements from these visits were maintained in the fourth quarter, as our field leaders hold salons accountable for acceptable asset protection behaviors.

Mr. Hanrahan concluded, “Heading into fiscal 2016, I am confident we are following the right strategies to make Regis the place where stylists can have successful and satisfying careers. Doing so will drive improved stylist retention, salon staffing, salon-level execution, and in turn, great guest experiences that lead to consistent, profitable growth. We have significantly strengthened our field leadership and execution capabilities, improved our understanding of what drives successful results and developed reporting and analytics to measure our progress on stylist retention and salon staffing. That said, it is important to remember we are transforming our culture into one that is focused on realizing the potential of each of our salons. It takes time for cultural shifts to occur and is difficult to predict the pace at which our organization can change. We have significant work ahead of us, but I am proud of the foundational work already in place to help us drive long-term growth and shareholder value.”

 
Comparable Profitability Measures
      (Unaudited)            
      Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended
      June 30,     June 30,
      2015     2014(2)     2015(2)     2014(2)
      (Dollars in millions)
Revenue     $ 462.9       $ 483.9       $ 1,837.3       $ 1,892.4  
                         
Revenue decline %     (4.3 )     (3.6 )     (2.9 )     (6.3 )
                         
Same-Store Sales %     (0.8 )     (1.8 )     (0.3 )     (4.8 )
Same-Store Average Ticket % Change     1.5       1.3       1.6       1.3  
Same-Store Guest Count % Change     (2.3 )     (3.1 )     (1.9 )     (6.1 )
                         
Cost of Service and Product % (1)     58.7       59.0       59.3       59.1  
Cost of Service and Product %, as adjusted (1)     58.7       59.0       59.3       59.1  
Cost of Service % (1)     61.5       61.2       61.8       61.3  
Cost of Product % (1)     47.0       50.3       49.7       50.3  
Cost of Product %, as adjusted (1)     47.0       50.3       49.7       50.1  
                         
Site operating expense as % of total revenues, U.S. GAAP reported     10.5       10.5       10.5       10.8  
Site operating expense as % of total revenues, as adjusted     10.0       10.8       10.6       10.9  
                         
General and administrative as % of total revenues, U.S. GAAP reported     10.8       9.3       10.1       9.1  
General and administrative as % of total revenues, as adjusted     10.8       9.1       10.1       9.1  
                         
Operating income (loss) as % of total revenues, U.S. GAAP reported     (0.1 )     0.5       0.2       (1.8 )
Operating income as % of total revenues, as adjusted     0.4       0.4       0.1       0.0  
                         
EBITDA     19.6       10.5       73.8       56.5  
EBITDA, as adjusted     24.4       25.8       86.5       100.8  
                                 

 

      1)     Excludes depreciation and amortization.
      2)     Amounts for fiscal years 2015 and 2014 have been revised; see discussion in Rent section below.
             

Fourth Quarter Results:

Revenues. Revenue in the quarter of $462.9 million declined $(21.0) million, or 4.3%, compared to the prior year quarter. Same-store sales decreased 0.8% compared to the prior year quarter.

Service revenues were $362.3 million, a $(17.9) million decline, or 4.7%, compared to the prior year quarter. During this period, same-store service sales decreased 0.6%, driven by a decline in guest traffic of 1.7%, partly offset by an increase in average ticket of 1.1%. The remaining 410 basis point decline in service revenues compared to the prior year quarter was primarily due to a net reduction of 252 salons and foreign currency.

Product revenues were $88.6 million, a decrease of $(4.0) million, or 4.3%, compared to the prior year quarter. Product same-store sales for the quarter decreased 1.8%, driven by a decrease in average ticket of 2.6%, partly offset by an increase in guest traffic of 0.8%. The remaining 250 basis point decline in product revenues compared to the prior year quarter was primarily due to a net reduction of 252 salons and foreign currency.

Royalties and fees were $11.9 million, an increase of $0.8 million, or 7.3% compared to the prior year quarter. Franchisees posted positive same-store sales during the quarter and the Company added 145 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, decreased to 58.7%, or 30 basis points, compared to the prior year quarter.

Cost of service as a percent of service revenues for the quarter was 61.5%, an increase of 30 basis points compared to the prior year quarter. State minimum wage increases, lapping of certain benefits in the prior year, increased healthcare and benefit costs and higher field incentives, as we lap an incentive-lite year, were partly offset by improved stylist productivity.

Cost of product as a percent of product revenues was 47.0%, an improvement of 330 basis points when compared to the prior year quarter. This is mainly the result of a favorable book-to-physical inventory adjustment, reflecting improved salon level inventory management and compliance throughout the year.

Site Operating Expenses. Site operating expenses of $48.4 million decreased $(2.7) million compared to the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of discrete items in the current and prior year quarters, site operating expenses decreased $(6.2) million compared to the prior year quarter. The decrease was primarily driven by lower self-insurance reserves, a one-time refund of sales and use taxes, a net reduction of 252 salons, cost savings and lapping of certain costs in the prior year quarter.

General and Administrative. General and administrative expenses (G&A expense) for the year ended June 30, 2015 was $186.1 million. Due to the timing of certain expenses, fourth quarter G&A expense was disproportionately higher than the run-rate for the first three quarters of the current fiscal year. As a result, general & administrative expenses for the full fiscal year of $186.1 million is more reflective of the overall run-rate. We remain focused on simplifying and driving further cost efficiencies.

In the fourth quarter, general and administrative expenses of $50.1 million increased $5.1 million compared to the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of discrete items in both periods, general and administrative expenses increased $5.9 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 reduced professional fees.

Rent. Rent expense was $78.2 million, or 16.9% of revenues. As a percentage of revenues, rent decreased 30 basis points versus the prior year quarter. The net reduction of 252 salons was partly offset by negative leverage from same-store sales declines.

In the fourth quarter, the Company identified a $5.3 million understatement of its deferred rent liability. This did not have a material impact on adjusted earnings in any fiscal year from 2011 through 2015. Non-cash rent expense increased $63,000, $157,000 and $471,000 in fiscal 2015, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $4.3 million of this understatement related to fiscal 2010 and prior. Cash flows were not impacted in any year because the understatement relates to non-cash impacts of deferred rent and deferred tax. Because the overall understatement was deemed to be material to the fourth quarter and fiscal year earnings, the Company revised its annual financial statements for fiscal years 2011 through 2015 and quarterly financial statements for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 to reflect the revised accounting treatment for deferred rent. Accordingly, the Company concluded a material weakness existed in its internal controls related to the accounting for leases, and is the process of remediating this weakness.

Depreciation and Amortization. Depreciation and amortization was $22.0 million compared to $22.9 million in the prior year quarter, a decrease of $(0.9) million. This decrease was primarily driven by lower depreciation expense on a reduced salon asset base, partly offset by higher non-cash impairment charges.

Income Taxes. Income tax benefit of $2.2 million primarily represents a $2.0 million non-cash reversal of previously recorded charges relating to tax benefits on certain indefinite-lived assets the Company cannot recognize for reporting purposes. While the total non-cash expense related to this matter for the year ended June 30, 2015 was $8.9 million, there is variation from quarter to quarter as a result of how the effective tax rate is computed at interim periods.

The presence of a valuation allowance, including the non-cash tax effect on certain indefinite-lived assets, affects comparability of income taxes, as adjusted.

Equity in Affiliates. Loss from equity method investments and affiliated companies was $(1.8) million, compared to a $(16.4) million loss in the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of discrete items in the prior year, equity in losses of affiliates improved $2.0 million compared to the prior year quarter, primarily due to lower non-cash charges recorded by Empire Education Group in the current 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 $24.4 million, a decrease of $(1.4) million compared to the prior year quarter.

Discrete Items. Discrete items for the current quarter netted to $3.1 million of expense, comprised of the following items:

Expense:

  • Legal fees of $0.2 million.
  • Trade Secret discontinued operations of $0.6 million.
  • Insurance reserve adjustments of $2.2 million.

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 fourth quarter results today, August 28, 2015, at 9 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 800-967-7134. A replay of the presentation will be available later that day. The replay phone number is 888-203-1112, access code 9656366.

About Regis Corporation

Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS) is the leader in beauty salons and cosmetology education. As of June 30, 2015, the Company owned, franchised or held ownership interests in 9,556 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: http://www.b2i.us/irpass.asp?BzID=913&to=ea&Nav=1&S=0&L=1

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 continued ability of the Company to execute on our strategy and build on the foundational initiatives that we have implemented; the success of our stylists and our ability to attract, train and retain talented stylists; changes in regulatory and statutory laws; changes in tax rates; the effect of changes to healthcare laws; our ability to manage cyber threats and protect the security of sensitive information about our guests, employees, vendors or Company information; reliance on management information systems; reliance on external vendors; changes in distribution channels of manufacturers; financial performance of our franchisees; internal control over the accounting for leases; competition within the personal hair care industry; changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates; failure to standardize operating processes across brands; the ability of the Company to maintain satisfactory relationships with certain companies and suppliers; the continued ability of the Company to implement cost reduction initiatives; compliance with debt covenants; changes in economic conditions; financial performance of our investment with Empire Education Group; 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, 2015. 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)
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
             
      June 30, 2015     June 30, 2014(1)
ASSETS            
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents     $ 212,279       $ 378,627
Receivables, net     24,631       25,808
Inventories     128,610       137,151
Income tax receivable     993       6,461
Other current assets     61,769       65,219
Total current assets     428,282       613,266
             
Property and equipment, net     218,157       266,538
Goodwill     418,953       425,264
Other intangibles, net     17,069       19,812
Investment in affiliates     15,321       28,611
Other assets     64,233       62,458
Total assets     $ 1,162,015       $ 1,415,949
             
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY            
Current liabilities:            
Long-term debt, current portion     $ 2       $ 173,501
Accounts payable     63,302       68,491
Accrued expenses     153,362       144,544
Total current liabilities     216,666       386,536
             
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations     120,000       120,002
Other noncurrent liabilities     197,905       195,419
Total liabilities     534,571       701,957
             
Shareholders’ equity:            
Common stock, $0.05 par value; issued and outstanding, 53,664,366 and 56,651,166 common shares at June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively     2,683       2,833
Additional paid-in capital     298,396       337,837
Accumulated other comprehensive income     9,506       22,651
Retained earnings     316,859       350,671
Total shareholders’ equity     627,444       713,992
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity     $ 1,162,015       $ 1,415,949
                   

 

             
      1)     Amounts for fiscal year 2014 have been revised.
             

 

 
REGIS CORPORATION (NYSE: RGS)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
             
      Three Months Ended June 30,     Twelve Months Ended June 30,
      2015     2014(1)     2015(1)     2014(1)
Revenues:                        
Service     $ 362,329       $ 380,187       $ 1,429,408       $ 1,480,103  
Product     88,640       92,633       363,236       371,454  
Royalties and fees     11,920       11,106       44,643       40,880  
      462,889       483,926       1,837,287       1,892,437  
Operating expenses:                        
Cost of service     222,981       232,522       882,717       907,294  
Cost of product     41,634       46,573       180,558       186,924  
Site operating expenses     48,385       51,044       192,442       203,450  
General and administrative     50,117       45,035       186,051       172,793  
Rent     78,170       83,376       309,125       322,262  
Depreciation and amortization     22,048       22,918       82,863       99,733  
Goodwill impairment                       34,939  
Total operating expenses     463,335       481,468       1,833,756       1,927,395  
Operating (loss) income     (446 )     2,458       3,531       (34,958 )
Other (expense) income:                        
Interest expense     (2,363 )     (6,334 )     (10,206 )     (22,290 )
Interest income and other, net     390       808       1,697       1,952  
Loss before income taxes and equity in loss of affiliated companies     (2,419 )     (3,068 )     (4,978 )     (55,296 )
Income taxes     2,240       1,711       (14,605 )     (72,955 )
Equity in loss of affiliated companies, net of income taxes     (1,764 )     (16,385 )     (13,629 )     (11,623 )
Loss from continuing operations     (1,943 )     (17,742 )     (33,212 )     (139,874 )
(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes     (630 )     744       (630 )     1,353  
Net loss     $ (2,573 )     $ (16,998 )     $ (33,842 )     $ (138,521 )
Net loss per share:                        
Basic and diluted:                        
Loss from continuing operations     (0.04 )     (0.31 )     (0.60 )     (2.48 )
(Loss) income from discontinued operations     (0.01 )     0.01       (0.01 )     0.02  
Net loss per share, basic and diluted (2)     $ (0.05 )     $ (0.30 )     $ (0.62 )     $ (2.45 )
Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding:                        
Basic and diluted     54,222       56,524       54,992       56,482  
Cash dividends declared per common share     $       $       $       $ 0.12  
                                         

 

      (1)     Amounts for fiscal years 2015 and 2014 have been revised.
      (2)     Total is a recalculation; line items calculated individually may not sum to total due to rounding.
             

 

 
REGIS CORPORATION (NYSE: RGS)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
             
      Three Months Ended June 30,     Twelve Months Ended June 30,
      2015     2014(1)     2015(1)     2014(1)
Net loss     $ (2,573 )     $ (16,998 )     $ (33,842 )     $ (138,521 )
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:                        
Foreign currency translation adjustments during the period     2,182       3,155       (13,515 )     1,930  
Recognition of deferred compensation and other     370       165       370       165  
Other comprehensive income (loss)     2,552       3,320       (13,145 )     2,095  
Comprehensive loss     $ (21 )     $ (13,678 )     $ (46,987 )     $ (136,426 )
                                         

 

             
      1)     Amounts for fiscal years 2015 and 2014 have been revised.
             

 

 
REGIS CORPORATION (NYSE: RGS)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOW (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
       
      Twelve Months Ended June 30,
      2015(1)     2014(1)
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net loss     $ (33,842 )     $ (138,521 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Depreciation and amortization     68,259       81,406  
Equity in loss of affiliated companies     13,629       11,623  
Deferred income taxes     11,154       70,635  
Gain from sale of salon assets     (1,210 )      
Loss on write down of inventories           854  
Goodwill impairment           34,939  
Salon asset impairments     14,604       18,327  
Stock-based compensation     8,647       6,400  
Amortization of debt discount and financing costs     1,722       8,152  
Other non-cash items affecting earnings     257       224  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding the effects of acquisitions            
Receivables     446       5,681  
Inventories     6,197       2,275  
Income tax receivable     5,298       26,884  
Other current assets     3,049       (5,979 )
Other assets     (4,480 )     (88 )
Accounts payable     (3,261 )     1,907  
Accrued expenses     8,249       3,955  
Other noncurrent liabilities     (4,756 )     (11,919 )
Net cash provided by operating activities     93,962       116,755  
             
Cash flows from investing activities:            
Capital expenditures     (38,257 )     (49,439 )
Proceeds from sale of assets     2,986       14  
Salon acquisitions, net of cash acquired           (15 )
Proceeds from loans and investments           5,056  
Change in restricted cash     (312 )      
Net cash used in investing activities     (35,583 )     (44,384 )
             
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     (173,751 )     (7,059 )
Repurchase of common stock     (47,888 )      
Dividends paid           (6,793 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities     (221,639 )     104,206  
             
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     (3,088 )     914  
             
Decrease (increase) in cash and cash equivalents     (166,348 )     177,491  
             
Cash and cash equivalents:            
Beginning of period     378,627       201,136  
End of period     $ 212,279       $ 378,627  
                     

 

             
      1)     Amounts for fiscal years 2015 and 2014 have been revised.
             

 

 

SAME-STORE SALES (1):

       
      For the Three Months Ended
      June 30, 2015     June 30, 2014
      Service     Retail     Total     Service     Retail     Total
SmartStyle     1.2 %     (1.4 )%     0.5 %     1.9 %     (9.8 )%     (2.0 )%
Supercuts     1.4       (1.1 )     1.1       7.0       (0.7 )     6.2  
MasterCuts     (4.8 )     (3.9 )     (4.7 )     (3.5 )     (17.5 )     (6.2 )
Other Value     (1.2 )     (2.1 )     (1.3 )     (2.6 )     (6.3 )     (3.0 )
North American Value     (0.1 )%     (1.7 )%     (0.4 )%     0.9 %     (8.8 )%     (1.0 )%
                                     
North American Premium     (3.4 )%     (3.9 )%     (3.4 )%     (4.3 )%     (7.8 )%     (4.9 )%
                                     
International     1.3 %     1.2 %     1.3 %     (0.7 )%     (6.2 )%     (2.2 )%
                                     
Consolidated     (0.6 )%     (1.8 )%     (0.8 )%     (0.2 )%     (8.4 )%     (1.8 )%
       
      For the Twelve Months Ended
      June 30, 2015     June 30, 2014
      Service     Retail     Total     Service     Retail     Total
SmartStyle     2.4 %     (0.3 )%     1.6 %     (2.6 )%     (11.0 )%     (5.4 )%
Supercuts     1.1       2.9       1.3       1.7       (9.4 )     0.5  
MasterCuts     (4.2 )     (3.2 )     (4.0 )     (7.7 )     (16.3 )     (9.4 )
Other Value     (1.1 )     3.1       (0.7 )     (4.9 )     (9.8 )     (5.4 )
North American Value     0.2 %     0.4 %     0.3 %     (2.9 )%     (11.1 )%     (4.5 )%
                                     
North American Premium     (3.3 )%     (1.6 )%     (3.0 )%     (6.0 )%     (9.5 )%     (6.7 )%
                                     
International     1.1 %     (0.8 )%     0.6 %     (0.3 )%     (4.2 )%     (1.5 )%
                                     
Consolidated     (0.4 )%     %     (0.3 )%     (3.4 )%     (10.3 )%     (4.8 )%
                                                 

 

(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 fiscal year 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
             
      June 30, 2015     June 30, 2014
COMPANY-OWNED SALONS:            
             
SmartStyle/Cost Cutters in Walmart Stores     2,639     2,574
Supercuts     1,092     1,176
MasterCuts     466     505
Other Value     1,711     1,846
Regis salons     761     816
Total North American Salons (1)     6,669     6,917
Total International Salons (2)     356     360
Total Company-owned Salons     7,025     7,277
             
FRANCHISE SALONS:            
             
SmartStyle/Cost Cutters in Walmart Stores     127     126
Supercuts     1,393     1,213
Other Value     804     840
Total North American Salons (1)     2,324     2,179
Total International Salons (2)        
Total Franchise Salons     2,324     2,179
             
OWNERSHIP INTEREST LOCATIONS:            
             
Equity ownership interest locations     207     218
             
Grand Total, System-wide     9,556     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, net income, net 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 twelve months ended June 30, 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 reserve adjustments.
  • Expense associated with legal cases.
  • 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.
  • Establishment of deferred tax valuation allowances.
  • Recovery of previously impaired investment in an affiliate.
  • 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.
  • Discontinued operations.

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 established 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.


REGIS CORPORATION
Reconciliation of selected U.S. GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
 
Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP operating (loss) income and net loss to equivalent non-GAAP measures
            Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended
            June 30,     June 30,
      U.S. GAAP financial line item     2015     2014(4)     2015(4)     2014(4)
U.S. GAAP revenue           $ 462,889       $ 483,926       $ 1,837,287       $ 1,892,437  
                               
U.S. GAAP operating (loss) income           $ (446 )     $ 2,458       $ 3,531       $ (34,958 )
                               
Non-GAAP operating expense adjustments:                              
Inventory reserves     Cost of product                       854  
Self-insurance reserve adjustments     Site operating expense     2,249       (1,334 )     (1,477 )     (2,007 )
Legal fees     General and administrative     187       978       88       3,671  
Professional fees     General and administrative           21             360  
Deferred compensation adjustments     General and administrative                 (184 )     (3,703 )
Corporate office consolidation accelerated depreciation     Depreciation and amortization                       746  
Goodwill impairment     Goodwill impairment                       34,939  
Total non-GAAP operating expense adjustments           2,436       (335 )     (1,573 )     34,860  
Non-GAAP operating income (1)           $ 1,990       $ 2,123       $ 1,958       $ (98 )
                               
U.S. GAAP net loss (2)           $ (2,573 )     $ (16,998 )     $ (33,842 )     $ (138,521 )
                               
Non-GAAP net loss adjustments:                              
Non-GAAP operating expense adjustments           2,436       (335 )     (1,573 )     34,860  
Deferred tax valuation allowances     Income taxes                 2,115       86,616  
Tax provision adjustments(3)     Income taxes                       (6,705 )
Recovery of previously impaired investment in affiliate     Equity in loss of affiliated companies, net of income taxes                       (3,077 )
Empire Education Group impairments     Equity in loss of affiliated companies, net of income taxes           12,590       11,510       12,590  
Discontinued operations     (Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes     630       (744 )     630       (1,353 )
Total non-GAAP net loss adjustments           3,066       11,511       12,682       122,931  
Non-GAAP net income (loss)           $ 493       $ (5,487 )     $ (21,160 )     $ (15,590 )
                                               

 

Notes:

(1)     Adjusted operating margins for the three months ended June 30, 2015, and 2014, were 0.4% and 0.4%, respectively, and were 0.1% and 0.0% for the twelve months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and are calculated as non-GAAP operating income divided by U.S. GAAP revenue for each respective period.
       
(2)     For the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2015, income tax benefit (expense) of $2.2 million and $(14.6) million relates primarily to a $2.0 million non-cash benefit and $8.9 million non-cash charge relating to tax benefits on certain indefinite-lived assets that the Company cannot recognize for reporting purposes. The twelve months ended June 30, 2015, also includes a discrete, non-cash charge of $2.1 million to establish a valuation allowance against the majority of Canadian deferred tax assets. 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 and will cause our effective tax rate to fluctuate from quarter to quarter.
       
(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 twelve months ended June 30, 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 twelve months ended June 30, 2014 as the charge was only partly deductible for income tax purposes.
       
(4)     Amounts for fiscal years 2015 and 2014 have been revised.
       

 

 
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 income (loss) per diluted share
  Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended
  June 30,     June 30,
  2015     2014(4)     2015(4)     2014(4)
U.S. GAAP net loss per diluted share (1)     $ (0.047 )     $ (0.301 )     $ (0.615 )     $ (2.452 )
Non-GAAP adjustments (2):                        
Inventory reserves                       0.009  
Self-insurance reserve adjustments     0.041       (0.024 )     (0.027 )     (0.031 )
Legal fees     0.003       0.017       0.002       0.052  
Professional fees                       0.003  
Deferred compensation adjustments                 (0.003 )     (0.049 )
Corporate office consolidation accelerated depreciation                       0.008  
Goodwill impairment                       0.506  
Deferred tax asset valuation allowances                 0.038       1.534  
Impact of income tax rate difference                       (0.001 )
Recovery of previously impaired investment in affiliate                       (0.054 )
Empire Education Group impairments           0.223       0.209       0.223  
Discontinued operations     0.012       (0.013 )     0.011       (0.024 )
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share (1) (3)     $ 0.009       $ (0.097 )     $ (0.385 )     $ (0.276 )
                         
U.S. GAAP Weighted average shares - basic and diluted     54,222     56,524     54,992     56,482
Non-GAAP Weighted average shares - diluted     54,494     56,524     54,992     56,482
                         

 

Notes:

(1)

    For the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2015, income tax benefit (expense) of $2.2 million and $(14.6) million relates primarily to a $2.0 million non-cash benefit and $8.9 million non-cash charge relating to tax benefits on certain indefinite-lived assets that the Company cannot recognize for reporting purposes. The twelve months ended June 30, 2015, also includes a discrete, non-cash charge of $2.1 million to establish a valuation allowance against the majority of Canadian deferred tax assets. 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 and will cause our effective tax rate to fluctuate from quarter to quarter. For the three months ended June 30, 2015, the Company evaluated GAAP diluted EPS with and without the full effects of the valuation allowance and calculated an impact of $0.04. Diluted EPS, as adjusted, without the presence of the valuation allowance, was ($0.05) and ($0.10) for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, representing an improvement of $0.05.
       

(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 twelve months ended June 30, 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 twelve months ended June 30, 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.
       

(4)

    Amounts for fiscal years 2015 and 2014 have been revised.
       

 

 

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 adjusted EBITDA, as EBITDA excluding equity in loss of affiliated companies, and identified items impacting comparability for each respective period. For the three and twelve months ended June 30, 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 U.S. GAAP reported net loss to EBITDA reconciliation, therefore there is no adjustment needed for the reconciliation from EBITDA to adjusted EBITDA. The impacts 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 of affiliated companies, net of taxes, as reported.

 

 

      Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended
      June 30,     June 30,
      2015     2014(1)     2015(1)     2014(1)
Consolidated reported net loss, as reported (U.S. GAAP)     $ (2,573 )     $ (16,998 )     $ (33,842 )     $ (138,521 )
Interest expense, as reported     2,363       6,334       10,206       22,290  
Income taxes, as reported     (2,240 )     (1,711 )     14,605       72,955  
Depreciation and amortization, as reported     22,048       22,918       82,863       99,733  
EBITDA (as defined above)     $ 19,598       $ 10,543       $ 73,832       $ 56,457  
                         
Equity in loss of affiliated companies, net of income taxes, as reported     1,764       16,385       13,629       11,623  
Inventory reserves                       854  
Self-insurance reserve adjustments     2,249       (1,334 )     (1,477 )     (2,007 )
Legal fees     187       978       88       3,671  
Professional fees           21             360  
Deferred compensation adjustment                 (184 )     (3,703 )
Goodwill impairment                       34,939  
Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes, as reported     630       (744 )     630       (1,353 )
Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP financial measure     $ 24,428       $ 25,849       $ 86,518       $ 100,841  
                                         

 

      (1)     Amounts for fiscal years 2015 and 2014 have been revised.
             

 

 
REGIS CORPORATION
Reconciliation of reported U.S. GAAP revenue change to same-store sales (Unaudited)
         
  Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended
  June 30,     June 30,
  2015     2014     2015     2014
Revenue decline, as reported (U.S. GAAP)     (4.3 )%     (3.6 )%     (2.9 )%     (6.3 )%
Effect of new stores and conversions     (0.5 )     (0.7 )     (0.6 )     (0.8 )
Effect of closed salons     2.8       2.3       2.7       2.6  
Other     1.2       0.2       0.5       (0.3 )
Same-store sales, non-GAAP     (0.8 )%     (1.8 )%     (0.3 )%     (4.8 )%
                                 

SOURCE Regis

Contact:

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

###

Share this Story:

Comments:

comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »


News By Industry »


Featured Opportunities

Jimmy John's Sandwiches
One of the fastest growing franchises in the U.S., Jimmy John’s has been making fresh, fast, tasty sandwiches since 1983.
FASTSIGNS
Signage has never been more important. Right now, businesses are looking for new and better ways to compete.
The Joint Corp.
The Joint® Chiropractic is reinventing chiropractic care. Our vision is to become the largest, most respected provider of chiropractic services...
American Family Care
The demand for health care services increases every year. People want and need access to health care on their terms - which usually means immediately!
Chronic Tacos
Chronic Tacos is a California inspired authentic Mexican grill that celebrates the individuality of our customers. We have developed restaurants...

Subscribe to Franchising.com Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media | P.O. Box 20547 // San Jose, CA 95160 // PH. (408) 402-5681
Copyright © 2001 - 2017. All Rights Reserved.

In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)