Key Tronic Reports Q2 FY2019 Results


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Key Tronic Corp., a provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced its results for the quarter ended December 29, 2018.

For the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, Key Tronic reported total revenue of $123 million, up 10% from $111.7 million in the same period of fiscal year 2018. For the first six months of fiscal year 2019, total revenue was $250.5 million, up 13% from $220.9 million in the same period of fiscal year 2018. The results for the first six months of fiscal year 2019 included approximately $7.2 million in accelerated revenue as a result of the Company adopting the new revenue recognition standard.

For the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, the Company had net income of $1.6 million or $0.15 per share, compared to net loss of $(0.2) million or $(0.02) per share for the same period of fiscal year 2018. For the first six months of fiscal year 2019, net income was $3.2 million or $0.29 per share, up from $0.2 million or $0.02 per share for the same period of fiscal year 2018.

For the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, gross margin was 8.0% and operating margin was 2.1%, up from 7.9% and 1.5%, respectively, in the same period of fiscal 2018.

“For the second quarter of fiscal 2019, our new programs continued to ramp, driving growing revenue, improving margins and increased profitability,” said Craig Gates, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Despite the continued industry-wide shortages for key components, we have made the necessary adjustments for adequate lead-times across our supply chain and have brought inventory levels more in line with revenue levels.”

“During the quarter, we continued to win new business from EMS competitors, including new programs involving industrial cleaning equipment, express delivery services and industrial monitoring systems. We believe the tariffs on production in China have made our North American-based production more appealing to potential new customers. Moreover, our plans to add additional capacity in Vietnam will significantly reduce production costs, diversify our global manufacturing base and provide an additional hedge against uncertainty in a lingering or future trade war with China.”

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, the Company expects to report revenue in the range of $120 million to $125 million, and earnings in the range of $0.13 to $0.18 per diluted share. These expected results assume an effective tax rate of 20% 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 about Key Tronic visit: www.keytronic.com.

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