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IEC Electronics Corp. has announced results for the fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and year ended September 30, 2017.
IEC reported revenues of $27.6 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with revenues of $28.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. Gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 was 12.6% as compared to 11.5% in the same quarter last year. Selling and administrative expenses decreased on a dollar basis and as a percentage of sales to $2.5 million or 9.0% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 as compared to $2.8 million or 9.9% of sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. The company recorded net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 of $0.8 million or $0.07 per share, compared to net income of $0.2 million, or $0.02 per share, in the same quarter last year.
Revenues for fiscal 2017 decreased to $96.5 million as compared to $127.0 million in fiscal 2016. Gross profit margin for fiscal 2017 was 11.7% as compared to 16.0% in fiscal 2016. Selling and administrative expenses decreased on a dollar basis and as a percentage of sales to $10.2 million or 10.6% in fiscal 2017 as compared to $14.0 million or 11.1% of sales in fiscal 2016. Net income for fiscal 2017 was $81,000 or $0.01 per share, compared to net income of $4.8 million or $0.47 per share, in the prior fiscal year.
"As expected, we saw improvements in our results in the second half of fiscal 2017 compared to the first half of this fiscal year. Both revenue and profitability increased in the second half of the fiscal year and we exited fiscal 2017 largely where we anticipated. During the second half of the fiscal year, one of the two customers that had experienced volume contraction started to ramp back up. In addition, we have continued to on-board new customers and new programs from existing customers as a direct result of our focus on strengthening our new business pipeline," said Jeffrey T. Schlarbaum, president and CEO of IEC Electronics. "Our fourth quarter and our fiscal year end results also reflect our ongoing focus on controlling costs. Our balance sheet remains strong, providing us financial flexibility for future business investments. IEC's solid reputation as a leading provider of electronic manufacturing solutions for the production of life-saving and mission critical products continues to be a competitive advantage that we will leverage to drive growth and profitability throughout 2018."