Key Tronic Gearing Up for Growth


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EMS firm Key Tronic Corporation has reported results for the three months ended April 1, 2017. For the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, the company posted total revenue of $113.6 million, compared to $118.4 million in the same period of fiscal year 2016. For the first nine months of fiscal year 2017, total revenue was $349.3 million, compared to $361.1 million in the same period of fiscal year 2016.

Net income for the third quarter of FY2017 was $1 million, down from $1.8 million last year. For the first nine months of the fiscal year, net income was $4.3 million, down from $4.4 million year-on-year.

“During the third quarter of fiscal 2017, our new programs continued to ramp, despite a slowdown in demand from a few longstanding customers, which has also impacted our margins,” said Craig Gates, president and chief executive officer. “At the same time, we continued to ramp significant new business from other EMS competitors that we expect will set up revenue growth in fiscal 2018.

“We recently won two new programs involving electronic scheduling devices and pool controllers. Moving into the fourth quarter, we continue to see a strong pipeline of potential new business and our new programs continue to ramp, offsetting softening demand for a few current programs. At the same time, we continue to invest in expanding our SMT, sheet metal and plastic molding capabilities in preparation for future growth.”

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017, 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 25% in the quarter.

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, click here.

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