SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Key Tronic Corporation (Nasdaq:KTCC), a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced its results for the three months ended September 27, 2014. The Company's actual results were in line with its previous guidance.
For the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, Key Tronic reported total revenue of $86.3 million, up 11% from $78.0 million in the same period of fiscal year 2014. Results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 include approximately $11 million in revenue contribution from CDR Manufacturing, Inc. (dba Ayrshire Electronics), which was acquired on September 3, 2014.
During the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, the Company had an unfavorable product mix that caused higher material costs and had inefficiencies associated with the unusually fast ramping of production of a new product that resulted in higher than expected operating expenses. These items had an impact on earnings of approximately ($1.8) million or ($0.17) per share. In addition, transaction and integration costs related to the Ayrshire acquisition had an impact on earnings of approximately ($0.7) million or ($0.06) per share.
As a result, the Company reported its first quarterly net loss since 2004. The net loss for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 was $(1.5) million or $(0.14) per share, compared to net income of $1.7 million or $0.15 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2014.
"As previously announced, our revenue and earnings were impacted by the large revenue reduction by a certain customer, an unfavorable product mix and unusually high operating costs in the first quarter," said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer. "At the same time, we continue to see a robust pipeline of potential new business and have further diversified our future revenue base during the first quarter by winning new customer programs involving two different medical devices.
"We're also very pleased to see our acquisition of Ayrshire making a significant contribution to our progress by expanding our printed circuit board assembly capabilities, our total revenue and our customer base with the addition of new multi-national companies. Including 104 Ayrshire customers and 61 Key Tronic customers, we were generating revenue from 165 distinct combined customers at the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, up from 57 Key Tronic customers a year ago. During the second quarter, we've already had two Ayrshire customers award us additional business because of our combined capabilities and global logistics.
"We expect to see stronger revenue growth and a return to profitability in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, as our new programs continue to grow and Ayrshire's operations contribute revenue and profit for the full quarter. In coming periods, we expect our product mix and margins to gradually return to normal patterns. Although costs associated with new product launches will continue to impact operating efficiencies, we do not expect those costs to be at the same level as the first quarter."
For the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, the Company expects to report revenue in the range of $105 million to $115 million, and earnings in the range of $0.08 to $0.12 per diluted share. These expected results include a full three month contribution from the recently acquired Ayrshire operations and assumes an effective tax rate of 35%.
Key Tronic will host a conference call today to discuss its financial results at 2:00 PM Pacific (5:00 PM Eastern). A broadcast of the conference call will be available at www.keytronic.com under "Investor Relations" or by calling 888-438-5448 or +1-719-325-2244 (Access Code: 3005167). A replay will be available by calling 888-203-1112 or +1 719-457-0820 (Access Code: 3005167). A replay will also be available on the Company's Web site.
About Key Tronic
Key Tronic is a leading contract manufacturer offering value-added design and manufacturing services from its facilities in the United States, Mexico and China. The Company provides its customers full engineering services, materials management, worldwide manufacturing facilities, assembly services, in-house testing, and worldwide distribution. Its customers include some of the world's leading original equipment manufacturers. For more information about Key Tronic visit: www.keytronic.com.
Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all passages containing verbs such as aims, anticipates, believes, estimates, expects, hopes, intends, plans, predicts, projects or targets or nouns corresponding to such verbs. Forward-looking statements also include other passages that are primarily relevant to expected future events or that can only be fully evaluated by events that will occur in the future. Forward-looking statements in this release include, without limitation, the Company's statements regarding its expectations with respect to quarterly revenue and earnings during fiscal year 2015. There are many factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted or projected in forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the future of the global economic environment and its impact on our customers and suppliers, the availability of parts from the supply chain, the accuracy of customers' forecasts; success of customers' programs; timing of new programs; success of new-product introductions; acquisitions or divestitures of operations or facilities; technology advances; changes in pricing policies by the Company, its competitors, customers or suppliers; and the other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC filings.
|KEY TRONIC CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF (LOSS) INCOME|
|(In thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended|
|September 27, 2014||September 28, 2013|
|Net sales||$ 86,342||$ 77,974|
|Cost of sales||82,104||71,352|
|Research, development and engineering expenses||1,336||1,345|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||4,607||2,817|
|Total operating expenses||5,943||4,162|
|Operating (loss) income||(1,705)||2,460|
|Interest expense, net||189||22|
|(Loss) income before income taxes||(1,894)||2,438|
|Income tax (benefit) provision||(371)||733|
|Net (loss) income||$ (1,523)||$ 1,705|
|Net (loss) income per share — Basic||$ (0.14)||$ 0.16|
|Weighted average shares outstanding — Basic||10,548||10,507|
|Net (loss) income per share — Diluted||$ (0.14)||$ 0.15|
|Weighted average shares outstanding — Diluted||10,548||11,336|
|KEY TRONIC CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|September 27, 2014||June 28, 2014|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 967||$ 5,803|
|Trade receivables, net||74,706||49,658|
|Deferred income tax asset||4,123||935|
|Total current assets||169,070||123,216|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||30,431||23,596|
|Deferred income tax asset||—||3,325|
|Other intangible assets||7,902||2,071|
|Total other assets||19,032||9,848|
|Total assets||$ 218,533||$ 156,660|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accounts payable||$ 48,979||$ 32,459|
|Accrued compensation and vacation||7,698||7,562|
|Current portion of debt||5,031||7,853|
|Total current liabilities||68,725||52,167|
|Term loan - L/T||30,000||—|
|Deferred income tax liability||870||270|
|Other long-term obligations||436||578|
|Total long-term liabilities||49,240||848|
|Common stock, no par value—shares authorized 25,000; issued and outstanding 10,552 and 10,547 shares, respectively||44,333||44,151|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||667||2,403|
|Total shareholders' equity||100,568||103,645|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$ 218,533||$ 156,660|
CONTACT: Ron Klawitter Chief Financial Officer Key Tronic Corporation (509) 927-5295 Michael Newman Investor Relations StreetConnect (206) 729-3625Source:Key Tronic