Correction: Earns-Regis

Correction: Earns-Regis

Associated Press

EDINA, Minn. (AP) -- In a story Jan. 31 about Regis Corp.'s second-quarter earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount of the company's adjusted earnings. They were 3 cents per share.

Since the company earned 3 cents per share, the adjusted results did not top Wall Street expectations as the second paragraph and extended headline of the original story stated.

The story also omitted a mention of the company's year-ago second-quarter loss of 81 cents per share.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Supercuts parent Regis narrows 2Q loss

Supercuts parent Regis narrows 2Q loss as operating expenses decline

EDINA, Minn. (AP) -- Regis Corp., the owner of Supercuts and other hair salons, said Thursday that its second-quarter loss narrowed from a year earlier as its operating costs fell.

The company said it lost $12.3 million, or 22 cents per share, in the three months ending Dec. 31. That compares to a loss of $57.4 million, or 81 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

Excluding special charges, the company said its earnings fell to 3 cents per share in the second quarter from 27 cents in the same period a year ago.

The results were below Wall Street's expectations of 13 cents per share, according to FactSet.

Revenue fell 4 percent to $506.2 million in the second quarter from $526.1 million a year earlier.

That beat Wall Street's expectations $504.3 million in revenue, according to FactSet.

Total operating expenses fell 3.3 percent from $497.4 million from $514.2 million.

Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.9 percent in the second quarter. That compares with a drop of 3.3 percent a year ago. Sales at stores open at least a year is a key measure of a retailer's health, because they exclude revenue at stores that recently opened or closed.

The company said that its sales at stores open a year were hurt by about 30 basis points due to lost business from Superstorm Sandy.

Regis CEO Dan Hanrahan said in a press release that the company has increased salon hours and has seen an increase to traffic, especially in its Supercuts and SmartStyle stores.

Revenue at its Supercuts salons rose slightly to $85.1 million from $85 million. Revenue rose 1.1 percent to $127.4 million from $126 million at its SmartStyle salon.

The company's Regis salons saw the biggest drop in revenue, nearly 9 percent to $95.4 million from $104.6 million. Its MasterCuts and Promenade salons saw declines in revenue of more than 6 percent.

Shares of the Edina, Minn.-based company rose 61 cents, or 3.6 percent, to $17.38 in morning trading Thursday.

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