Key Tronic Corporation Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., Jan. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Key Tronic Corporation (Nasdaq:KTCC), a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced its results for the three months ended December 27, 2014. The Company's results were in-line with its previous guidance

For the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, Key Tronic reported total revenue of $114.3 million, up 46% from $78.3 million in the same period of fiscal year 2014. Results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 include approximately $39 million in revenue from CDR Manufacturing, Inc. (dba Ayrshire Electronics), which was acquired on September 3, 2014. For the first six months of fiscal year 2015, total revenue was $200.7 million, compared to $156.2 million in the same period of fiscal year 2014.

As expected, the Company had a strong sequential improvement in operating efficiencies. For the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, gross margin was 8% and operating margin was 2%, up from 5% and (2%), respectively, in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Net income for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 was $1.6 million or $0.14 per share, which included a R&D tax benefit of approximately $0.02 per share. This compares to net income of $3.1 million or $0.27 per share for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, which included a benefit of $1.5 million or $0.13 per share due to a change in Mexican tax law. For the first six months of fiscal year 2015, net income was $103,000 or $0.01 per share, compared to $4.8 million or $0.43 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2014.

"We're pleased to see our recent acquisition of Ayrshire continue to make significant contributions to our progress by expanding our capabilities, revenue and customer base," said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer. "At the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, we were generating revenue from 164 distinct customers, up from 57 customers a year ago.

"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 second quarter by winning new customer programs involving consumer products, commercial printers and gaming equipment. Moreover, Ayrshire customers continue to award us with additional business because of our combined capabilities and global logistics. Moving into the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, we expect to see increased operating efficiencies and profitability, as our new programs continue to grow and our product mix and margins return to normal patterns."

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, the Company expects to report revenue in the range of $108 million to $116 million, and earnings in the range of $0.13 to $0.18 per diluted share. These expected results assume an effective tax rate of 35%.

Conference Call

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 under "Investor Relations" or by calling 888-576-4398 or +1-719-325-2432 (Access Code: 6875821). A replay will be available by calling 888-203-1112 or +1 719-457-0820 (Access Code: 6875821). 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:

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.

(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
December 27, 2014 December 28, 2013 December 27, 2014 December 28, 2013
Net sales $ 114,311 $ 78,250 $ 200,653 $ 156,224
Cost of sales 105,072 71,300 187,176 142,652
Gross profit 9,239 6,950 13,477 13,572
Research, development and engineering expenses 1,297 1,421 2,633 2,767
Selling, general and administrative expenses 5,425 3,163 10,032 5,979
Total operating expenses 6,722 4,584 12,665 8,746
Operating income 2,517 2,366 812 4,826
Interest expense, net 404 16 593 38
Income before income taxes 2,113 2,350 219 4,788
Income tax provision (benefit) 487 (764) 116 (31)
Net income $ 1,626 $ 3,114 $ 103 $ 4,819
Net income per share — Basic $ 0.15 $ 0.30 $ 0.01 $ 0.46
Weighted average shares outstanding — Basic 10,552 10,530 10,550 10,519
Net income per share — Diluted $ 0.14 $ 0.27 $ 0.01 $ 0.43
Weighted average shares outstanding — Diluted 11,471 11,354 11,442 11,330
(In thousands)
December 27, 2014 June 28, 2014
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 201 $ 5,803
Trade receivables, net 68,511 49,658
Inventories 71,365 55,634
Deferred income tax asset 5,711 935
Other 13,576 11,186
Total current assets 159,364 123,216
Property, plant and equipment, net 29,984 23,596
Other assets:
Deferred income tax asset 2,460 3,325
Goodwill 9,957 1,740
Other intangible assets 7,620 2,071
Other 1,247 2,712
Total other assets 21,284 9,848
Total assets $ 210,632 $ 156,660
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 42,945 $ 32,459
Accrued compensation and vacation 7,429 7,562
Current portion of debt 5,000 7,853
Other 8,539 4,293
Total current liabilities 63,913 52,167
Long-term liabilities:
Term loan - long term 28,750
Revolving loan 11,992
Deferred income tax liability 3,706 270
Other long-term obligations 3,462 578
Total long-term liabilities 47,910 848
Total liabilities 111,823 53,015
Shareholders' equity:
Common stock, no par value—shares authorized 25,000; issued and outstanding 10,552 and 10,547 shares, respectively 44,562 44,151
Retained earnings 57,194 57,091
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (2,947) 2,403
Total shareholders' equity 98,809 103,645
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 210,632 $ 156,660

CONTACT: Ron Klawitter Chief Financial Officer Key Tronic Corporation (509) 927-5295 Michael Newman Investor Relations StreetConnect (206) 729-3625Source:Key Tronic