SMTC Unveils Terms of $13M Rights Offering

Reading time ( words)

SMTC Corporation will be offering rights to holders of its common stock of record at the close of business on July 23, 2018. Pursuant to the Rights Offering, each holder of shares of common stock on the record date of July 23, 2018 will receive one non-transferable right for every three shares of common stock held on the record date. No fractional shares will be issued. The Rights Offering includes an oversubscription privilege whereby stockholders fully exercising their basic subscription right may purchase shares offered but not purchased by other stockholders, if available. Exercising a basic right or oversubscription privilege will allow a shareholder as of the record date to acquire shares at a price 20% below the 10-day volume-weighted average price, or at $2.25/share. All rights will expire if not exercised by 4:00 PM EDT on August 22, 2018, unless the Company extends the offering period.

The Rights Offering is made pursuant to a prospectus supplement, filed today, to its previously filed shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 deemed effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 2, 2018, for a Rights Offering to its existing stockholders. The Prospectus Supplement contains the terms of the Rights Offering.

$13 Million Rights Offering

Neither the Company, nor its board of directors is making any recommendation to stockholders as to whether to exercise their subscription rights. However, the Company has received commitments from Red Oak Partners LLC, and Wynnefield Funds, the Company's largest stockholders, as well as with other members of the board of directors, members of the executive management team, and other outside investors who in aggregate have committed to fund up to the full $13 million, subject to prorations imposed in the Rights Offering.

Stockholders should carefully read the Prospectus Supplement because it contains important information. The Prospectus Supplement and documents including the Rights Certificate and instructions about how to exercise and pay for the rights exercised will be both mailed to all registered stockholders commencing July 25, 2018 and simultaneously provided to all brokers or nominee holders for distribution by the broker to all beneficial owners of the Company's stock. Stockholders may also review (at no cost) the Prospectus Supplement and other documents relating to the Rights Offering at the SEC's web site at by clicking "Company Filings" as shown on the home page of that website and on the next page by entering the Company's ticker symbol SMTX in the "Fast Search" box.

2018 Outlook and Update

“Following our 12 percent year-over-year revenue growth reported in Q1 2018, we continue to see strong momentum in our business and expect to achieve revenue growth in excess of 25 percent for the full year in 2018 over 2017,” reported Ed Smith, President and CEO of SMTC. “The funds raised in the Rights Offering will support strong organic growth for purchase of capital equipment and working capital and allow the company to be opportunistic on strategically compelling acquisitions,” Smith added.

About SMTC Corporation

SMTC, founded in 1985, is a mid-size provider of end-to-end electronics manufacturing services (EMS) including PCBA production, systems integration and comprehensive testing services, enclosure fabrication, as well as product design, sustaining engineering and supply chain management services. SMTC manufacturing facilities span a broad footprint in the United States, China and Mexico. SMTC services extend over the entire electronic product life cycle from the development and introduction of new products through to the growth, maturity and end-of-life phases. SMTC offers fully integrated contract manufacturing services with a distinctive approach to global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and emerging technology companies primarily within industrial, networking and computing, power and energy and medical market segments. SMTC is a public company incorporated in Delaware with its shares traded on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol SMTX. For further information on SMTC, please click here.


Suggested Items

IoT: Driving Change in Manufacturing

10/15/2018 | Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
In the manufacturing world, the Internet of Things (IoT) can be seen as an element of Industry 4.0. The idea behind it is that factories would evolve to become smarter, to become a lot more flexible—to be able to make the products that customers want, basically at any time that they need.

Best Practices to Achieve Zero Defects

08/14/2018 | Stephanie Weaver, Zentech Manufacturing Inc.
To ensure that a complex electronics build can be completed on time, on budget and with zero defects, here is a list of checks and balances that will help you with adjustments or corrections real time, instead of discovering them at the end of the build or worse, when it's already arrived at the end user.

Dave Bergman on IPC and CFX

07/03/2018 | Barry Matties, I-Connect007
The recent SMT Hybrid Packaging show in Nuremberg, Germany, marked the second opportunity for IPC to showcase its new Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) initiative. In this interview, David Bergman, VP for international relations at IPC, tells us more on the overall reception of CFX and the benefits users are seeing thus far. He also provides an update on what’s next for the open source standard.

Copyright © 2018 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.