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MEDIROM Healthcare Technologies Inc. Announces August 2022 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Total Customers Served: 72,250 – Sales Per Customer: JPY 6,705 – Customer Repeat Ratio: 80.1%

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MEDIROM Healthcare Technologies Inc. (NasdaqCM: MRM), a holistic healthcare company based in Japan (the “Company”), today announced its major Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs, updated for the month of August 2022. Data is provided for all salons for which comparative financial and customer data is available and excludes certain salons where such information is not available.

The following monthly KPIs provide insight into the business fundamentals and progress of the Company, updated for the month of August 2022.

  • The number of salons was 311 in August 2022, down from 315 in the year-ago period. From August 2021 to August 2022, 14 unprofitable salons were closed through scrap-and-build and 10 new salons were opened.
  • Total customers served increased to 72,250 in August 2022 from 66,323 in the year-ago period. The increase is primarily attributed to the increase in the number of salons with available financial and customer data and economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Sales per customer increased to JPY 6,705 in August 2022 from JPY 6,592 in August 2021. The increase is primarily attributed to the upselling of value-added optional services.
  • Repeat ratio, a measure of repeat customers, decreased to 80.1% in August 2022 from 81.3% in the year-ago period.
  • Operation ratio increased to 49.8% in August 2022 from 46.5% in the year-ago period. The increase is primarily attributed to the adjustment of staffing according to salon scale.
  • The total number of salons with data increased to 232 in August 2022 from 221 in August 2021. The increase is attributed to the completion of the replacement of the customer management system in certain salons. The number of salons with data decreases when we close salons with data available and increases as we open salons with such data.
 Number of Salons (*1)Number of Salons with Data (*2)Total Customers Served (*3)Sales per Customer (*4)Repeat Ratio (*5)Operation Ratio (*6)
August-2131522166,323JPY 6,59281.3%46.5%
September-2131622165,130JPY 6,42882.0%46.7%
October-2131622168,608JPY 6,48683.3%48.9%
November-2131622165,569JPY 6,46681.9%47.7%
December-2131222171,173JPY 6,63481.7%50.5%
January-2231222162,747JPY 6,57082.4%48.2%
February-2231021954,443JPY 6,66283.8%46.4%
March-2231021761,417JPY 6,59582.4%46.5%
April-2230923269,986JPY 6,61682.0%48.3%
May-2230823277,291JPY 6,46179.6%50.1%
June-2230723173,259JPY 6,51180.4%50.3%
July-2230923176,521JPY 6,66880.6%50.3%
August-2231123272,250JPY 6,70580.1%49.8%

(*1) Number of Salons: Includes our directly-operated salons and franchisees’ salons.
(*2) Number of Salons with Data: The number of salons for which comparable financial and customer data is available.
(*3) Total Customers Served: The number of customers served at salons for which comparative financial and customer data is available.
(*4) Sales Per Customer: The ratio of total salon sales to number of treated customers at all salons for which comparable financial and customer data is available.
(*5) Repeat Ratio: The ratio of repeat customer visits to total customer visits in the applicable month for all salons for which comparable financial and customer data is available.
(*6) Operation Ratio: The ratio of therapists’ in-service time to total therapists’ working hours (including stand-by time) for the applicable month for all salons for which comparable financial and customer data is available.

*Since July 2021, the salon operation business has been managed by Wing Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

About MEDIROM Healthcare Technologies Inc.
MEDIROM, a holistic healthcare company, operates 311 (as of August 31, 2022) relaxation salons across Japan, Re.Ra.Ku®, being its leading brand, and provides healthcare services. In 2015, MEDIROM entered the health tech business, and launched new healthcare programs using on-demand training app called “Lav®”, which is developed by the Company. MEDIROM also entered the device business in 2020 and is developing a smart tracker “MOTHER Bracelet®” (formerly known as “MOTHER Tracker®”). MEDIROM hopes that its diverse health related services and products offering will help it collect and manage healthcare data from users and customers and enable it to become a leader in big data in the healthcare industry. For more information, visit https://medirom.co.jp/en

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