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Key Tronic Corporation Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2019

1157 Days ago

Expecting Growth in Revenue for Fourth Quarter and Full Year

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Key Tronic Corporation (Nasdaq: KTCC), a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced its results for the quarter ended March 30, 2019. The results were in line with the guidance provided in the Company’s announcement of preliminary results on April 10, 2019.

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, Key Tronic reported total revenue of $108.0 million, compared to $108.4 million in the same period of fiscal year 2018. For the first nine months of fiscal year 2019, total revenue was $358.5 million, up 9% from $329.3 million in the same period of fiscal year 2018.

As previously reported, the Company’s revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was adversely impacted by reduced orders from two large, longstanding customers. One of these customers needed to lower its inventory in the third quarter, but expects a rebound in demand in the fourth quarter; the other large customer is managing inventory as it is transitioning its production from Key Tronic’s China facilities to Key Tronic’s Mexico facilities. In addition, there were unanticipated delays in the launch of production for two new customers in the third quarter.

Due to its strategic investments in increased operational efficiencies in recent periods, the Company reduced its workforce by approximately 10%, resulting in a severance charge of $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2019. Due to accounting requirements, Key Tronic also wrote down its goodwill and intangibles by approximately $12.5 million in the third quarter of 2019.

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, the Company had a net loss of approximately $12.0 million or $(1.11) per share, compared to net income of $0.6 million or $0.06 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2018. For the first nine months of fiscal year 2019, the net loss was $8.8 million or $(0.82) per share, compared to net income of $0.9 million or $0.08 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2018.

Excluding charges for the write off of goodwill and intangibles and for severance, the results would have been approximately net income of $0.02 per share and $0.32 per share, respectively, for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal year 2019.

“While we were significantly impacted by the unanticipated decline in demand from two large customers, we expect both of these new programs to rebound and contribute significant revenue in the fourth quarter,” said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “At the same time, our new programs continue to ramp and we continue to win significant new business from both EMS competitors and from existing customers, including four new programs involving consumer kitchen tools, emergency medical equipment, paper dispensing products, and outdoor LED lighting.

“We expect to report growth in revenue for the fourth quarter and for the year.  Moreover, our investments in increased efficiencies in recent periods have allowed us to streamline our operations, lowering manufacturing and operating expenses by approximately $3 million annually.”

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019, the Company expects to report revenue in the range of $112 million to $117 million, and earnings in the range of $0.10 to $0.15 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 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 800-667-5617 or +1-334-323-0509 (Access Code: 8155106).  A replay will be available by calling 888-203-1112 or +1-719-457-0820 (Access Code: 8155106).

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 revenue and earnings during periods of fiscal year 2019, effects of recent tax reform measures, business from new customers and programs, and impacts from legal proceedings 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; 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   Nine Months Ended
  March 30, 2019   March 31, 2018   March 30, 2019   March 31, 2018
Net sales $ 107,954     $ 108,352     $ 358,463     $ 329,294  
Cost of sales 101,147     100,197     332,243     304,494  
Gross profit 6,807     8,155     26,220     24,800  
Research, development and engineering expenses 1,398     1,560     4,955     4,565  
Selling, general and administrative expenses 5,497     5,816     16,184     16,641  
Impairment of goodwill and intangibles 12,448         12,448      
Total operating expenses 19,343     13,192     33,587     21,206  
Operating income (loss) (12,536 )   779     (7,367 )   3,594  
Interest expense, net 720     656     2,105     1,866  
Income (loss) before income taxes (13,256 )   123     (9,472 )   1,728  
Income tax provision (benefit) (1,275 )   (521 )   (673 )   876  
Net income (loss) $ (11,981 )   $ 644     $ (8,799 )   $ 852  
Net income (loss) per share — Basic $ (1.11 )   $ 0.06     $ (0.82 )   $ 0.08  
Weighted average shares outstanding — Basic 10,760     10,760     10,760     10,760  
Net income (loss) per share — Diluted $ (1.11 )   $ 0.06     $ (0.82 )   $ 0.08  
Weighted average shares outstanding — Diluted 10,760     10,760     10,760     10,760  

(In thousands)
    March 30, 2019   June 30, 2018
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 165     $ 343  
Trade receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $58 and $0   55,903     70,262  
Contract assets   20,138      
Inventories, net   95,396     110,315  
Other   16,590     13,600  
     Total current assets   188,192     194,520  
Property, plant and equipment, net   28,533     27,548  
Other assets:        
Deferred income tax asset   7,826     7,882  
Goodwill       9,957  
Other intangible assets, net   733     3,726  
Other   2,868     2,895  
     Total other assets   11,427     24,460  
Total assets   $ 228,152     $ 246,528  
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable   $ 68,759     $ 76,198  
Accrued compensation and vacation   6,336     8,105  
Current portion of debt, net   5,841     5,841  
Other   6,879     8,769  
     Total current liabilities   87,815     98,913  
Long-term liabilities:        
Term loans   8,551     12,932  
Revolving loan   18,126     16,222  
Other long-term obligations   476     380  
     Total long-term liabilities   27,153     29,534  
Total liabilities   114,968     128,447  
Shareholders’ equity:        
Common stock, no par value—shares authorized 25,000; issued and outstanding
10,760 and 10,760 shares, respectively
  46,598     46,244  
Retained earnings   64,536     72,806  
Accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss)   2,050     (969 )
     Total shareholders’ equity   113,184     118,081  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 228,152     $ 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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