updated 10/27/2010 4:16:00 PM ET 2010-10-27T20:16:00

NASSAU, The Bahamas, Oct. 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steiner Leisure Limited (Nasdaq:STNR) today announced financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010. The quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010 results and statistics below include the results of operations and locations of Bliss World Holdings, Inc. which was acquired on December 31, 2009.

Steiner Leisure's revenues for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010 increased 23.1% to $161.1 million from $130.9 million during the comparable quarter in 2009. Net income for the third quarter of 2010 was $11.8 million compared with $10.8 million for the same quarter in 2009. Net income for the third quarter of 2010 includes a one time charge of $427,000 relating to tax planning for a foreign subsidiary. Net income for the third quarter of 2009 included $1.2 million of transaction costs relating to the acquisition of Bliss World Holdings, Inc.

Earnings per share for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010 was $0.78 per share, compared with $0.73 per share for the comparable quarter in 2009. The earnings per share data are presented on a diluted basis.

Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 increased 25.3% to $458.1 million from $365.6 million during the comparable nine months in 2009. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 was $31.4 million compared with $27.1 million for the same nine months in 2009. These 2010 and 2009 results include the one time charge and transaction costs discussed above.

Earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 was $2.08 per share compared with $1.82 per share for the comparable nine months in 2009.   The above earnings per share data are presented on a diluted basis.

Steiner Leisure Limited is a worldwide provider of spa services.  The Company's operations include shipboard and land-based spas and salons.  We provide our services on 133 cruise ships and 71 land-based spas.  Our land-based spas include resort spas, urban hotel spas and day spas and are operated under our Elemis(r), Mandara(r), Chavana(r), Bliss(r) and Remede(r) brands.  In addition, a total of 27 resort and hotel spas are operated under our brands by third parties pursuant to license agreements with the Company.  Our cruise line and land-based resort customers include Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Harrah's Entertainment, Hilton Hotels, Holland America Line, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Kerzner International, Loews Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Nikko Hotels, Norwegian Cruise Line, Planet Hollywood, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Lines, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, St. Regis Hotels, W Hotels and Westin Hotels and Resorts. Our award-winning Elemis, Bliss and Remede brands are used and sold in our cruise ship and/or land-based spas and are also distributed worldwide to exclusive hotels, salons, health clubs, department stores and destination spas.  Our products are also available at www.timetospa.com and www.blissworld.com.

Steiner Leisure also owns and operates five post secondary schools (comprised of a total of 17 campuses) located in Miami, Orlando, Pompano Beach and Sarasota, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; Charlottesville, Virginia; York, Pennsylvania; Salt Lake City and Lindon, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Tempe and Phoenix, Arizona; Westminster and Aurora, Colorado; and Groton, Newington and Westport, Connecticut. Offering degree and non-degree programs in massage therapy and, in some cases, skin care, these schools train and qualify spa professionals for health and beauty positions in other industry entities or within the Steiner family of companies.

The Company will be holding a conference call at 11:00 am (EDT) on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Clive E. Warshaw, Chairman of the Board, and Leonard I. Fluxman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will discuss the contents of this press release.

If you wish to participate in this conference call, please call (517) 308-9020 for domestic and international calls approximately ten minutes before the scheduled time. The password is "Steiner". The call is available for replay from Thursday, October 28, 2010 (approximately 3 hours after the call takes place) through Thursday, November 4, 2010 at approximately 5:00 pm  (EDT). You may reach it by dialing (402) 998-0962 for both domestic and international calls.

 

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