SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., Aug. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Key Tronic Corporation (Nasdaq: KTCC), a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced its results for the quarter and the year ended June 29, 2019. These results are in line with the preliminary results announced on July 24, 2019.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019, Key Tronic reported total revenue of $105.6 million, compared to $117.0 million in the same period of fiscal year 2018. For fiscal year 2019, total revenue was $464.0 million, up 4% from $446.3 million in fiscal year 2018.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019, the Company had net income of $0.8 million or $0.08 per share, compared to net loss of $(2.2) million or $(0.20) per share for the same period of fiscal year 2018. For fiscal year 2019, net loss was $(8.0) million or $(0.74) per share, which includes an impairment of goodwill and intangibles of $12.5 million reported during the third quarter of fiscal 2019. This is compared to a net loss of $1.3 million or $(0.12) per share for fiscal year 2018.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019, gross margin was 7.9% and operating margin was 1.3%, compared to 8.0% and (2.1)%, respectively, in the same period of fiscal 2018.

“Despite the many unexpected challenges during the second half of fiscal 2019, we managed to increase our revenue for the fiscal year by 4% over fiscal year 2018 and to ramp up most of our new programs,” said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019, we saw a disruption in deliveries of a critical component from a supplier in China; delays in the ramp of a new program due to customer-driven design changes; and temporary reductions in customer demand due to concerns over tariffs and trade tension between the US and Mexico. Moving into the first quarter of fiscal 2020, the disruption and delays experienced in the fourth quarter have been largely resolved and we expect revenue to increase.”

“During the fourth quarter, we continued to win significant new business from EMS competitors and from existing customers, including new programs involving smart security, architectural LED lighting, power meters and smart grid, and wireless power solutions. We also continue to invest in new equipment and processes to be more productive in our Mexico and Vietnam facilities, and we’re expanding and enhancing our profitable US facilities. We’re optimistic about our opportunities for growth in fiscal 2020 and beyond.”

Business Outlook

For the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, the Company expects to report revenue in the range of $115 million to $120 million, and earnings in the range of $0.12 to $0.17 per diluted share. These expected results assume an effective tax rate of 20% in the quarter.

Conference Call

Key Tronic will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 2:00 PM Pacific (5:00 PM Eastern) on August 6, 2019. A broadcast of the conference call will be available at www.keytronic.com under “Investor Relations” or by calling 800-367-2403 or +1-334-777-6978 (Access Code: 1471511).  A replay will be available by calling 888-203-1112 or +1-719-457-0820 (Access Code: 1471511).

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, China, and Vietnam. 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, targets, or will, similar verbs, 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 and yearly revenue and earnings during periods of fiscal year 2020, effects of recent tax reform, tariff measures, and trade tensions, business from new customers and new programs, improvement in supply chain deliveries, impairment charges of goodwill and intangibles, and operational streamlining. 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 and effectiveness of ramping of new programs; development and 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; impact of tax reform and related activities 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)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
  June 29, 2019 June 30, 2018 June 29, 2019 June 30, 2018
Net sales $105,581  $117,028  $464,044  $446,322 
Cost of sales 97,200  107,659  429,443  412,153 
Gross profit 8,381  9,369  34,601  34,169 
Research, development and engineering expenses 1,600  1,621  6,555  6,186 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 5,372  5,693  21,556  22,334 
Impairment of goodwill and intangibles     12,448   
Loss on settlement of arbitration   4,535    4,535 
Total operating expenses 6,972  11,849  40,559  33,055 
Operating income (loss) 1,409  (2,480) (5,958) 1,114 
Interest expense, net 677  690  2,782  2,556 
Income before income taxes 732  (3,170) (8,740) (1,442)
Income tax provision (benefit) (85) (993) (758) (117)
Net income (loss) $817  $(2,177) $(7,982) $(1,325)
Net income (loss) per share — Basic $0.08  $(0.20) $(0.74) $(0.12)
Weighted average shares outstanding — Basic 10,760  10,760  10,760  10,760 
Net income (loss) per share — Diluted $0.08  $(0.20) $(0.74) $(0.12)
Weighted average shares outstanding — Diluted 10,760  10,760  10,760  10,760 
             


KEY TRONIC CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
  June 29, 2019 June 30, 2018
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $601  $343 
Trade receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $58 and $0 58,429  70,262 
Contract assets 22,161   
Inventories, net 100,431  110,315 
Other 16,477  13,600 
Total current assets 198,099  194,520 
Property, plant and equipment, net 29,413  27,548 
Other assets:    
Deferred income tax asset 7,840  7,882 
Goodwill   9,957 
Other intangible assets, net 657  3,726 
Other 2,301  2,895 
Total other assets 10,798  24,460 
Total assets $238,310  $246,528 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $73,571  $76,198 
Accrued compensation and vacation 6,759  8,105 
Current portion of debt, net 5,841  5,841 
Other 7,233  8,769 
Total current liabilities 93,404  98,913 
Long-term liabilities:    
Term loans 7,091  12,932 
Revolving loan 23,356  16,222 
Other long-term obligations   380 
Total long-term liabilities 30,447  29,534 
Total liabilities 123,851  128,447 
Shareholders’ equity:    
Common stock, no par value—shares authorized 25,000; issued and outstanding       
10,760 and 10,760 shares, respectively 46,680  46,244 
Retained earnings 65,353  72,806 
Accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss) 2,426  (969)
Total shareholders’ equity 114,459  118,081 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $238,310  $246,528 


   
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