Increasing Revenue and Continued New Customer Wins;
Expecting Continued Growth and Improving Operating Efficiencies in the Fourth Quarter
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., May 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Key Tronic Corporation (Nasdaq:KTCC), a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced its results for the quarter ended April 2, 2016.
For the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, Key Tronic reported total revenue of $118.4 million, up 2% from $116.4 million in the previous quarter and up 5% from $112.9 million in the same period of fiscal year 2015. For the first nine months of fiscal year 2016, total revenue was $361.1 million, up 15% from $313.6 million in the same period of fiscal year 2015.
As expected, the Company saw sequential improvement in operating efficiencies. For the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, gross margin was 8.4% and operating margin was 2.3%, up from 7.8% and 2.1%, respectively, in the prior quarter.
Net income for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 was $1.8 million or $0.16 per share, compared to $1.9 million or $0.16 per share for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015. The results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 reflect an extra week due to the Company’s 53 week fiscal calendar this year. For the first nine months of fiscal year 2016, net income was $4.4 million or $0.39 per share, up 123% from $2.0 million or $0.17 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2015.
“We’re pleased to see revenue growth and improvement in operating efficiencies, as our new programs continue to ramp and we continue to invest in improving our operations to accommodate a more diversified customer base,” said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer. “At the same time, we continue to see a robust pipeline of potential new business and our third quarter wins include a new program involving industrial lighting.”
“In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, we expect the ramp of new programs will continue to outpace the previously discussed decline of a longstanding customer. While we continue to onboard several new customers and programs, we anticipate that we will see gradually improving operating efficiencies in coming periods.”
For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, the Company expects to report revenue in the range of $117 million to $122 million, and earnings in the range of $0.16 to $0.21 per diluted share. These expected results assume an effective tax rate of 25%.
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 888-329-8862 or +1-719-325-2376 (Access Code: 4162151). A replay will be available by calling 888-203-1112 or +1 719-457-0820 (Access Code: 4162151). 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 2016. 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 INCOME|
|(In thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|April 2, 2016||March 28, 2015||April 2, 2016||March 28, 2015|
|Cost of sales||108,493||103,479||333,076||290,655|
|Research, development and engineering expenses||1,634||1,510||4,696||4,143|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||5,564||5,375||16,348||15,407|
|Total operating expenses||7,198||6,885||21,044||19,550|
|Interest expense, net||620||317||1,674||910|
|Income before income taxes||2,137||2,234||5,266||2,453|
|Income tax provision||354||373||879||489|
|Net income per share — Basic||$||0.17||$||0.18||$||0.41||$||0.19|
|Weighted average shares outstanding — Basic||10,711||10,552||10,709||10,551|
|Net income per share — Diluted||$||0.16||$||0.16||$||0.39||$||0.17|
|Weighted average shares outstanding — Diluted||11,068||11,556||11,298||11,457|
|KEY TRONIC CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|April 2, 2016||June 27, 2015|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||275||$||372|
|Trade receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $112 and $97||55,600||72,852|
|Total current assets||179,325||178,464|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||27,346||26,974|
|Deferred income tax asset||9,678||6,723|
|Other intangible assets||6,210||7,055|
|Total other assets||27,661||25,356|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accrued compensation and vacation||7,937||9,467|
|Current portion of debt||5,000||5,000|
|Total current liabilities||83,051||86,789|
|Term loan - long term||22,500||26,250|
|Deferred income tax liability||—||501|
|Other long-term obligations||5,687||4,855|
|Total long-term liabilities||46,730||43,237|
|Common stock, no par value—shares authorized 25,000; issued and outstanding 10,711 and 10,706 shares, respectively||45,148||44,136|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(6,379||)||(4,763||)|
|Total shareholders’ equity||104,551||100,768|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity||$||234,332||$||230,794|
CONTACTS: Brett Larsen Chief Financial Officer Key Tronic Corporation (509) 927-5500 Michael Newman Investor Relations StreetConnect (206) 729-3625
Source:Key Tronic Corporation