Comparing Regis (RGS) and Its Peers

Regis (NYSE: RGS) is one of 60 publicly-traded companies in the “Personal services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Regis to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Regis and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Regis -40.56% -142.80% -9.72%
Regis Competitors -93.57% -44.46% -6.98%

Risk & Volatility

Regis has a beta of 2.86, indicating that its share price is 186% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Regis’ rivals have a beta of 1.45, indicating that their average share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Regis and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Regis 0 1 2 0 2.67
Regis Competitors 258 1008 1546 85 2.50

Regis presently has a consensus price target of $8.50, indicating a potential downside of 10.99%. As a group, “Personal services” companies have a potential downside of 6.46%. Given Regis’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Regis has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Regis and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Regis $669.73 million -$171.36 million -15.92
Regis Competitors $739.93 million $23.64 million 7.89

Regis’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Regis. Regis is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.2% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 33.2% of Regis shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.1% of shares of all “Personal services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Regis rivals beat Regis on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Regis Company Profile

Regis Corporation owns, operates, and franchises hairstyling and hair care salons in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company operates in two segments, Company-owned Salons and Franchise Salons. Its salons provide haircutting and styling, including shampooing and conditioning; hair coloring; and other services, as well as sells various hair care and other beauty products. The company also offers OpenSalon Pro, a cloud-based salon management and point of commerce solution; Supercuts mobile application (app) for check-in and booking services; and Cost Cutters mobile app and website for appointment booking services. It operates its salons primarily under the SmartStyle, Supercuts, Cost Cutters, Roosters, and First Choice Haircutters names. As of June 30, 2020, the company operated 6,923 salons, such as 5,209 franchised salons, 1,632 company-owned salons, and 82 non-controlling ownership salons. It also operates accredited cosmetology schools. Regis Corporation was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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