updated 4/27/2011 4:18:20 PM ET 2011-04-27T20:18:20

NASSAU, The Bahamas, April 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steiner Leisure Limited (Nasdaq:STNR) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011.

Steiner Leisure's revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 increased 15.1% to $168.0 million from $146.0 million during the comparable quarter in 2010. Net income for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011, was $13.6 million compared with $9.7 million for the same quarter in 2010.

Earnings per share for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 was $0.90 per share, compared with $0.64 per share for the comparable quarter in 2010. The 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 152 cruise ships and 69 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 28 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 Remède 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 within the Steiner family of companies or other industry entities.

The Company will be holding a conference call at 11:00 am (EST) on Thursday, April 28, 2011. 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 "33146". The call is available for replay from Thursday, April 28, 2011 (approximately 3 hours after the call takes place) through Thursday, May 5, 2011 at approximately 5:00 pm (ET). You may reach it by dialing (203) 369-0174 for both domestic and international calls.

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
($ and shares in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
  First Quarter Ended

March 31,

  2011 2010
Revenues:    
Services  $ 113,029  $ 97,831
Products 54,970 48,140
Total revenues 167,999 145,971
     
Cost of Sales:    
Cost of services 91,247 79,560
Cost of products 38,478 31,119
Total cost of sales 129,725 110,679
Gross profit 38,274 35,292
     
Operating Expenses:    
Administrative 7,807 10,130
Salary and payroll taxes 14,086 13,177
Total operating expenses 21,893 23,307
Income from operations 16,381 11,985
     
Other Income (Expense):    
Interest expense (1,076) (905)
Other income 27 31
Total other income (expense) (1,049) (874)
     
Income before provision for income taxes 15,332 11,111
     
Provision for income taxes 1,703 1,454
     
Net income  $ 13,629  $ 9,657
Income per share:    
Basic  $ 0.91  $ 0.65
Diluted  $ 0.90  $ 0.64
     
Weighted average shares outstanding:    
Basic 14,977 14,751
Diluted 15,181 15,019
     
     
  STATISTICS  
     
  First Quarter Ended
  March 31,
  2011 2010
     
Average number of ships served1: 148 123
Spa 113 101
Non-Spa 35 22
     
     
Average total number of staff on ships served: 2,539 2,099
Spa 2,258 1,924
Non-Spa 281 175
     
Revenue per staff per day2:  $ 416  $ 421
Spa  $ 432  $ 434
Non-Spa  $ 287  $ 282
     
Average weekly revenues:  $ 49,806  $ 50,303
Spa  $ 60,294  $ 57,654
Non-Spa  $ 16,024  $ 15,922
     
Average number of land-based spas served3 68 67
     
Average weekly land-based spas revenues  $ 30,615  $ 29,427
     
Total schools revenues  $ 17,411,000  $ 16,956,000
     
Total wholesale and retail product revenues  $ 28,846,000  $ 24,280,000
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1 Average number of ships served reflects the fact that during the periods ships were in and out of service and,

accordingly, the number of ships served during the periods varied.
 
2 Revenue includes all sales of services and products on ships. Staff includes all shipboard employees. Per day refers to

each day that a cruise ship is in service.
     
3 Average number of land-based day spas operated, and reflects the fact that during the period spas were opened and

closed and, accordingly, the number of spas served during the period varied.
CONTACT: Leonard I. Fluxman, President and Chief Executive Officer
         (305) 358-9002, ext. 215

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