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Key Tronic Corporation Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year End of Fiscal Year 2019

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Expecting Revenue and Earnings Growth in the First Quarter

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.

(In thousands, except per share amounts)
    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  

(In thousands)
    June 29, 2019   June 30, 2018
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  
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  

CONTACTS: Brett Larsen Michael Newman
  Chief Financial Officer Investor Relations
  Key Tronic Corporation StreetConnect
  (509) 927-5500 (206) 729-3625

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