SigmaTron International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Financial Results for Fiscal 2022 and Update on Wagz Pending Transaction

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Dec. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SigmaTron International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMA), an electronic manufacturing services (“EMS”) company (the “Company”), today reported revenues and earnings for the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2021.

Revenues increased $30.6 million, or 44 percent, to $100.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 from $69.6 million for the same quarter in the prior year. Net income for the second quarter ended October 31, 2021 was $3,150,205, compared to $626,858 for the same period in the prior year. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended October 31, 2021, were $0.73 and $0.69, respectively, compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.15 each for the same quarter ended October 31, 2020.

For the six months ended October 31, 2021, revenues increased $55.8 million, or 43 percent, to $186.0 million compared to $130.1 million for the same period in the prior year. Net income for the six-month period ended October 31, 2021 was $11,946,921 compared to a net loss of $273,808 for the same period in the prior year. Basic and diluted income per share for the six months ended October 31, 2021, were $2.78 and $2.69, respectively, compared to basic and diluted loss per share each of $0.06 each for the six months ended October 31, 2020.

Commenting on SigmaTron’s second quarter, fiscal 2022 results, Gary R. Fairhead, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, said, “I’m pleased to report record quarterly revenue and operating results for the quarter ending October 31, 2021.  The revenue line, as well as the cost of products sold, are inflated due to significant premiums paid for raw material by our customers, which are close to a pass through in terms of margin.  The premiums were a little over 10% of the revenue reported and roughly the same number in terms of cost of products sold.  However, putting that aside, we still reported operating income of $5.0 million for the quarter, which is a record for income from operations.  Coupled with our first quarter results, we also set records for the six months ended October 31, 2021, after eliminating the gain from the forgiveness of the PPP Loan previously reported in our first quarter financial results press release. 

“The record results were driven by a strong and growing demand from existing customers as well as several new customers that have been added over the last year.  The backlog remains strong, and new opportunities are significant.  There has been no perceivable change in terms of trade policy between the United States and China and this continues to drive existing and potential customers to look at Mexico as a favored supply chain solution. Unfortunately, the volatility of the electronic component marketplace remains with us and from our perspective, is getting worse and not better.  We do not see any end in sight for the shortages.  We continue to experience and have reached a stage where shortages in other commodity markets affected final production for our customers causing them to slow or push out consumption of assemblies from us.  Accordingly, the Company continues to be negatively affected by the disruptions in the component marketplace and other times are negatively affected by other supply chain providers.  Unfortunately, there is no predictability regarding when these disruptions will occur so it’s a challenge in terms of reacting to these disruptions. 

“With that said, these disruptions have required that we work closer than ever with our customers and the silver lining is that I believe we have built even stronger relationships.  That bodes well going forward.

“I’m also pleased to announce that we have reached a new 3-year labor agreement with our Elk Grove Village production union, with which we have always enjoyed an excellent working relationship.

“Regarding the pending Wagz acquisition, both companies currently anticipate closing the transaction by the end of calendar 2021. On December 7th, the Company amended its Agreement and Plan of Merger with Wagz. The amendment decreases the number of SigmaTron shares given to Wagz in conjunction with the transaction. Please refer to Form 8-K, filed December 10, 2021 for more information regarding the amendment. We remain excited about the opportunities we see in the Pet Tech market.

“While significant uncertainty remains in the electronic manufacturing services market, both in terms of customer requirements and raw material/component availability, I believe that we are well positioned with three plants in Mexico to continue to grow as electronics and electronic products continue to be incorporated into more applications and products for the North American market.”

About SigmaTron International, Inc.

Headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, SigmaTron International, Inc. is an electronic manufacturing services company that provides printed circuit board assemblies and completely assembled electronic products. SigmaTron International, Inc. operates manufacturing facilities in Elk Grove Village, Illinois; Acuna, Chihuahua, and Tijuana Mexico; Union City, California; Suzhou, China, and Biên Hòa City, Vietnam. SigmaTron International, Inc. maintains engineering and materials sourcing offices in Elgin, Illinois and Taipei, Taiwan.

Forward-Looking Statements

Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements. Words such as “continue,” “anticipate,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “plan,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations of the Company. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, the Company’s plans, actions and actual results could differ materially. Such statements should be evaluated in the context of the direct and indirect risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company’s business including, but not necessarily limited to, the Company’s continued dependence on certain significant customers; the continued market acceptance of products and services offered by the Company and its customers; pricing pressures from the Company’s customers, suppliers and the market; the activities of competitors, some of which may have greater financial or other resources than the Company; the variability of the Company’s operating results; the results of long-lived assets impairment testing; the ability to achieve the expected benefits of acquisitions; the collection of aged account receivables; the variability of the Company’s customers’ requirements; the availability and cost of necessary components and materials; the ability of the Company and its customers to keep current with technological changes within its industries; regulatory compliance, including conflict minerals; the continued availability and sufficiency of the Company’s credit arrangements, including the phase-out of LIBOR; the ability to meet the Company’s financial covenant; changes in U.S., Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese or Taiwanese regulations affecting the Company’s business; the turmoil in the global economy and financial markets; the spread of COVID-19 (commonly known as “Coronavirus”) which has threatened the Company’s financial stability by causing a decrease in consumer revenues, caused a disruption to the Company’s global supply chain, caused plant closings or reduced operations thus reducing output at those facilities; the stability of the U.S., Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese and Taiwanese economic, labor and political systems and conditions; currency exchange fluctuations; and the ability of the Company to manage its growth. These and other factors which may affect the Company’s future business and results of operations are identified throughout the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, and as risk factors, may be detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements speak as of the date of such filings, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements in light of future events or otherwise unless otherwise required by law.

  Three Months Three Months Six Months
  Six Months 
  Ended Ended Ended
  October 31,  October 31,  October 31,
  October 31,  
  2021 2020 2021
Net sales 100,216,614 69,618,424 185,956,048  130,143,380 
Cost of products sold 88,439,028 62,858,882 164,595,984  119,111,647 
Gross profit 11,777,586 6,759,542 21,360,064  11,031,733 
Selling and administrative expenses 6,805,756 5,421,739 12,916,771  10,481,264 
Operating income 4,971,830 1,337,803 8,443,293  550,469 
Gain on extinguishment of long-term debt - - (6,282,973) - 
Other expense 308,113 268,002 508,888  602,168 
Income (loss) before income tax 4,663,717 1,069,801 14,217,378  (51,699)
Income tax expense 1,513,512 442,943 2,270,457  222,109 
Net income (loss) $3,150,205 $626,858 $11,946,921  ($273,808)
Net income (loss) per common share - basic $0.73 $0.15 $2.78  ($0.06)
Net income (loss) per common share - assuming dilution $0.69 $0.15 $2.69  ($0.06)
Weighted average number of common equivalent          
shares outstanding - assuming dilution 4,553,899 4,257,508 4,445,289  4,254,247 
  October 31,  April 30,       
  2021 2021      
Current assets $198,265,130 $141,553,863      
Machinery and equipment-net 34,964,995 34,186,918      
Deferred income taxes 1,740,068 1,647,143      
Intangibles 1,823,139 1,996,749      
Other assets 13,410,401 14,788,734      
Total assets $250,203,733 $194,173,407      
Liabilities and stockholders' equity:          
Current liabilities 113,245,906 $85,315,249      
Long-term obligations 63,860,455 48,309,097      
Stockholders' equity 73,097,372 60,549,061      
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $250,203,733 $194,173,407      

For Further Information Contact:
SigmaTron International, Inc.
James J. Reiman